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Mrs. Jennifer Sellars, MBA

Business Teacher

                                        

 

These are the topics we will be covering in each class:

Co-Op - As Juniors, Co-Op students have been exploring what they would like to do after high school by researching careers, schools and training programs and employment opportunities.  As seniors, they have secured employment and will be working on creating and implementing employment agreements.

Accounting -  Students will learn the basic Accounting equation and the accounting cycle for a sole proprietorship.

Marketing - Students will learn about the 4 "P"s of Marketing - Price, Promotion, Product and Placement. 

Current Events in Business - In this semester class, students will scan current news, latest happenings, and major events of the day in Business, Technology, Sports, and Entertainment and discuss how those events and happenings affect the business world.

Information Processing - Students will learn about Microsoft products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Students will learn common uses for these word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software programs while looking at and solving real world situations.

Introduction to Business - Students will learn basic business terminology, as well as, an overview of the economy, competition and different types of economic systems.

Hi!  My name is Jennifer Sellars and I am very excited to be teaching business classes at Winchester High School.  I am located at the high school and have a mailbox in the high school office, should you need to leave something for me.  

 

Contact Information

e-mail:    jsellars@winchesterschools.net

Phone:    217.742.3151  ext. 223

The best way to contact me is by e-mail.  I welcome you to contact me with any comments, concerns or questions you may have...or just to find out what your student is doing in class.  

 

Background

I am a 1988 graduate of Winchester High School.  I graduated from Millikin University with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and I received my Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Illinois.  This is my eighth year with the district and my seventh year teaching in the district, having previously worked for 20+ years in the private business sector including the insurance and health care industries.  

 

Classes

In my business and technology classes, we will be learning specific skills related to the individual course.  More importantly, however, we will be learning about how these skills apply to the real and ever-changing world, so that our students will have the best possible chance to be successful in their future endeavors - whatever those future plans may be.   

 

Daily Schedule of Classes:    

                                        8:20 a.m. - 9:02 a.m.    Co-Op II/Co-Op I

                               9:05 a.m. - 9:47 a.m.     Prep/Internet Concepts

                               9:50 a.m. - 10:32 a.m.   Accounting

                             10:35 a.m. - 11:17 a.m.    Marketing

                      11:20 a.m. - 12:02 p.m.   Current Events in Business

                              12:02 p.m. - 12:32 p.m.    Lunch

                              12:35 p.m. - 1:17 p.m.      Information Processing/Prep

                                1:20 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.       Advisory

                              1:53 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.       Introduction to Business

                              2:38 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.       Prep/Detention

 

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Mrs. Sellars’
Classroom Rules

 

1. Be in class, and prepared, before the bell rings.  This means to have all books, writing instruments, papers and/or assignments, etc. with you when you come to class.  If you are not prepared for class, your participation grade will be lowered for each day you are not prepared.  This is in preparation for the real world…if you show up late for work and/or show up unprepared, your job will not last long!  When class starts, class starts. There is no going back to lockers or to the restroom.   Bring a book or other homework to work on in the event you finish your work before class ends.

2. No foul, lewd, or vulgar language will be tolerated.  This includes derogatory remarks about others or offensive humor.  Language that promotes illegal activity will also not be tolerated.

3. There are no cell phones allowed in class.  You may bring your cell phone to class.  If you choose to do so, however, your cell phone will be placed in a “holding cell” for the duration of the class and it must be on silent.  If you do not wish to have your phone placed in the “holding cell”, leave it in your locker.  Every seat in this room has a computer should you need to look something up on the Internet.  If you cannot access what you are looking for on the school computers, I would venture to guess that you should not be accessing it at school…if at all!

4. Respect all property - school property, personal property, and other's property.  Most importantly, respect all ideas given in class and do not criticize anyone's ideas or thoughts.  This also means there is no talking when the instructor is talking.

5. Students will work within their own account with their own password.  Do not share your password with anyone.  If you believe your password is known by someone else, notify the teacher immediately to have your password reset.  Students will also need to correctly log off their computer each day at the end of class.

6. Participation in class is required.  While different people participate in different ways, I do expect participation.  This means attending class, listening and paying attention during class, completing all assignments and doing your very best every day.

7. Unless there is a fire, or the building is evacuated, you will not be on the Fire Escape or go out the Fire Escape door.  Should you attempt to evacuate in a situation where it is not authorized, you will be listed as AWOL (Away Without Leave) and disciplinary action will be taken.  More importantly, the Fire Escape is very high and should you fall or get hurt, I am short, fat and old and I am not Florence Nightingale! I thought about being a doctor, but I vomit at the sight of blood and broken bones…there is no way this could turn out well for either of us!  

8. No iPods, MP3 players, Beats™ (or similar) headphones or earbuds are allowed in class – not even resting fashionably around your neck.While they are colorful, awesome and have a fantastic sound, we will not need them on a daily basis.Should we need them in class (or my terrible singing begins to get on your nerves – and, believe me, my singing is BAD), I will allow you to go to your locker to get them.

9. No food, drink or candy is permitted in class as we are in a computer lab.This includes bringing drinks back from lunch.Leave them in your locker or they will be placed in the trash when you come into class.If it is extremely hot or you have a medical reason to have a drink, this accommodation will be met.

Remember starting Kindergarten?  If you do, then this should be easy because the rules haven’t changed!  Basically, this is what it boils down to:                

  1. Arrive on time.
  2. Bring materials and have them ready.
  3. Be nice and cooperate with others.
  4. Listen to others and participate in class discussions.
  5. Stay on task.
  6. Complete your assignments.
  7. Listen and follow directions.
  8. Pick up after yourself.
  9. Leave other people's materials alone.
  10. Do not interrupt other students' learning.
  11. Respect others’ opinions, just as they will be expected to respect yours.
  12. Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.
  13. No vandalism. Don't write or carve on your desk or school property.
  14. Treat computers with care.

While I do expect a lot (and I want you to expect a lot of yourself!), we will learn some pretty cool things and have quite a bit of fun!  Here’s to a great year!