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Introducing the Smithtown School of Business 2012 NYS Department of the Year Smithtown Central School District Smithtown, NY Mrs. S. Dianne Elmore, Chairperson.

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1 Introducing the Smithtown School of Business 2012 NYS Department of the Year Smithtown Central School District Smithtown, NY Mrs. S. Dianne Elmore, Chairperson High School EAST & High School WEST

2 Smithtown – The District Located on the North Shore of Long Island approximately 60 miles east of New York City. District population118,000 Families with children36% Student population11,000 2 High schools1700 each 3 Middle schools 9 Elementary schools School of Business

3 Department Information 9 full time staff Carole Coloe Phil Como Chris Elsesser Mary Pat Grafstein, WE Coordinator Matt Hennings Doreen Kelly Mary Keegan Christine LoFrese, Instructional Specialist Cindy Wood 1 secretary Marie Cotignola 20 course offerings 42 possible college credits 2 Business Clubs – DECA and School of Business School of Business

4 Department Program Offerings Comprehensive Curriculum Core Course Connections College Level Courses MBA/PHD NYS Business Honor Society DECA School of Business Club Virtual Enterprise Finance Curriculum Business Olympics Business Etiquette Dinner Industry Advisory Board Junior Achievement – High School Heroes Paid Internships CEIP School of Business

5 Business Courses for High School Credit in Core Subjects Business Math – Mathematics Credit Enrollment: 17 SHS West / 21 SHS East Business Law – Social Studies CreditEnrollment: 28 SHS West / 60 SHS East College Accounting – Mathematics CreditEnrollment: 25 SHS West / 66 SHS East Business Communications – English CreditEnrollment: 25 SHS East Business Math – Mathematics Credit Enrollment: 16 SHS West / 18 SHS East Business Law – Social Studies CreditEnrollment: 33 SHS West / 50 SHS East College Accounting – Mathematics CreditEnrollment: 45 SHS West / 90 SHS East Business Communications – English CreditEnrollment: 44 SHS East School of Business

6 College Credit Courses The following courses are offered through SUNY Farmingdale: Business Communications -3 Credits* / students; 2011/2012 – 40 students (*Counts for 1/2 English credit for seniors only) College Accounting I - 3 credits – 2010/ students; 2011/12 – 133 students College Accounting II - 3 credits – 2010/ students; 2011/ College Marketing - 6 credits – 2010/ students; 2011/12 – 70 students College Business Law - 6 credits – 2010/ students; 2011/12 – 83 students Wall Street II - 3 credits – 2010/ students; 2011/12 – 21 students BCA - 3 credits, 2010/ students; 2011/12 – 65 students E-Commerce - 6 credits – 2010/ students; 2011/12 – 50 students The following courses are offered for 3 college credits through LIM College: Fashion Marketing -2010/ students; 2011/12 – 55 students Fashion Apparel & Accessories – 2010/ students; 2011/12 – 55 students The following courses are offered for 3 college credits through Dowling College: Sports Management – 2010/ students; 2011/ School of Business

7 MBA/PhD The School of Business features 2 academic honorary programs, called our MBA/Ph.D distinctions. – (Mastery of Business Achievement and A Personal Higher Degree) MBA Student Requirements (students inducted into the NY State Business Honor Society): – Students must receive an A- (B+ for College Accounting I & II, College Business Law & E-Commerce) or better in three units of Business courses. – Actively participate in one of the departments clubs for at least one year (DECA or School of Business Club) – Compete in one Business Olympics event – Uphold the School of Business Code of Conduct. In 2011 we had 76 candidates for the Honor Society; in 2012 we had 80 students who were candidates for Honor Society. Ph.D. Student Requirements (Students may pursue the Ph.D after they have received their MBA): – Students must take three additional Business courses – Complete a research paper relating the Business courses taken to a post secondary career goal – OR complete an additional two credits in Business and compete in an additional Business Olympics. In 2011 we had 10 candidates for the Ph.D; in 2012 we had 14 candidates for the Ph.D. School of Business

8 Business Olympics School of Business A Marketing Competition with emphasis on presentation skills for School of Business Students. Students form teams of 3 to 5 students. Students have 6 weeks to prepare for competition. Participation is required for MBA and PhD. Prizes are sponsored by Smithtown IAB members Judges are recruited from Smithtown IAB and District Administration

9 The School of Business curriculum closely aligns with each of DECAs competitive events, allowing a significant number of students from both high schools to qualify annually for regional, state and national competitions. DECA continues to be a positive draw for the School of Business. Both students and parents recognize the benefits and the importance of DECA to becoming College and Career Ready. School of Business

10 SHS West: registered students 93 students participated in Regional competition54 qualified for the State competition. 12 students participated in National competition– 1 Top 10 competitive event medal received and 1 Otis Spunkmeyer Scholarship awarded from National DECA. SHS West: registered student members of the club largest in school. Recognized for 4 th consecutive year as highest contributing club to state charityCrohns and Colitis Foundation. 68 students participated in State levelawards received in all competitive events. NY State OfficerSecretary and Historian NY State Board Member Outstanding Service Award 5 New York State DECA Honor Society recipients DECA Nationals Top 10 placement School of Business SHS East: registered students 107 Top 10 competitive events medals won at state level. 5 New York State DECA Honor Society Award recipients. 6 Top 10 competitive event medals won at ICDC in Orlando, Florida SHS East: registered student members of the club 90 Top 10 competitive events medals won at state level. 5 New York State DECA Honor Society Award recipients. Largest Chapter in New York State Diamond Level Membership Campaign Recipient 10 competitive event finalist medals won at ICDC in Salt Lake City, Utah

11 Business Etiquette Dinner The Business Etiquette Dinner is one of the more popular activities in the School of Business. A professional etiquette consultant walks students through the proper Business dining etiquette at a hotel or catering hall. – Students are also instructed on the appropriate networking techniques and are given the opportunity to converse with Business people before, during and after dinner. The second portion of the evening is used to honor our MBA and Ph.D inductees. – PhD students run the honor society induction Student dinners are sponsored by our IAB business partners. Many sponsors attend both the dinner and the induction ceremony. School of Business

12 Virtual Enterprises Authentic based learning and assessments focused on core Business & Economics concepts. Partnership with Virtual Enterprise International allows students at each high school to create a business for the VE class. Students apply/interview for positions. Business is conducted with other virtual companies across the country. Students are mentored by Industry Advisory Board members. School of Business Students compete at Long Island and NYC Trade show competitions. Awarded 3 rd place for Business Plan in first year of competition. Finalists at trade show for Best Website, Product Catalogue and Trade Booth Design. HSW awarded Top 10 honors in Outstanding Trade Booth Design.

13 FINANCE Intro to Career & Financial Management Business Math Wall Street Wall Street II (College) Accounting (Semester) College Accounting I College Accounting II School of Business PRIMARY SECONDARY

14 Finance Recognition WISE – 100 Best School in the Nation Blue Star School Gold Star Teachers Stock Market Game School of Business

15 Business Department Promotional Campaigns Promotional/Informational 5 x 7 glossy cards Professional posters Multimedia PowerPoint Presentations Various websites and web blogs Community Connections School of Business

16 Industry Advisory Board Established in 1977 Used as a model for many boards across Long Island Over 250 Active Members, 2 Co-Chairs from the Business World, 1 Executive Director (Business Teacher). Board meets formally 6 times per year Members of the board support the teaching of college and career readiness skills by mentoring students in DECA and Virtual Enterprise competitions, Accounting, Finance and Marketing classes; and financially supporting School of Business activities. Strong partnerships formed with the Smithtown and Nesconset Chambers of Commerce Internships provided by: – CitiGroup, Wells Fargo Financial, State Farm Insurance, St. Catherine of Siena Hospital and Eastern Energy Systems; along with many local accounting and law firms. School of Business

17 C areer E xploration I nternship P rogram This CEIP is aimed at introducing and affording students the opportunity to explore various industries and careers. 54 hours of unpaid work experience is required Some work experiences were found through the IABs Student Internship Fair and Seminar Experiences are both paid and unpaid Opportunities are available in: Healthcare Finance Law Insurance School of Business Accounting Marketing Banking Fashion

18 Female Power Brunches: – in conjunction with Guidance and other departments within the high schools Senior Projects (career related) – – in conjunction with English Department College Connections Assembly – in conjunction with Guidance Junior Achievement High School Heroes – in conjunction with English and Family & Consumer Science Shadowing Experiences – in conjunction with Guidance and all departments at the high school level Strictly Student Film Festival – in conjunction with the Art Department International Business Careers Day – in conjunction LOTE department (Languages other than English) and the School of Business Healthcare CEIP (Career Exploration Internship Program) – in conjunction with Math and Science departments as well as Guidance Nurse Mentorship Program – in conjunction with Science and Guidance Lunch and Learn about STEM Careers – in conjunction with Technology, Science, Math departments School of Business Interdepartmental Relationships

19 High School Heroes Partnered with Smithtown Industry Advisory Board Encourages high school volunteers to serve as role models for elementary school students. Teach students about their role in society beginning with the basic understanding of themselves and their communities. HS Heroes – SHSE 75 High School Students participated 3 Elementary schools participated School of Business HS Heroes – SHSW 75 High School Students participated 4 Elementary schools participated

20 Smithtown School of Business # of students enrolled in School of Business # of Special Ed Students # of AP Students # of students enrolled in more than one Business course School of Business FACTS

21 SMITHTOWN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT Smithtown, New York School of Business The 2012 NYS Business Department of the Year!


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