All registration forms are now available online are located on the Forms page of our website. Many forms require the signature of a parent or guardian and hardcopies MUST be delivered to Kent City Schools. I.E., forms may NOT be submitted over the Internet. Please note the dates the secretaries will be returning to the buildings to collect the registration packets.
Mrs. Dunlap’s third grade class learned about entrepreneurship from two Roosevelt High School experts, Jessica Ryan and Ashley Deighan from Mr. Pfeiffer’s Marketing Education class (DECA). Jessica was returning to her Longcoy roots as a Longcoy alumna who spent her third grade year with Mrs. Dunlap.
Jessica and Ashley started teaching with the book, Lemonade for Sale by Stuart J. Murphy. The book explains how a group of children start a lemonade stand and work through the problems their business encounters. The third graders also learned the vocabulary that explains how a business runs. They worked with bar graphs to understand how to collect and display data visually. Some third graders even chose “entrepreneurship” as a challenge spelling word!
The real excitement came when the DECA students challenged the third graders to start their own business. They decided their purpose would be to raise money to buy something for Longcoy. They voted to name their business Yum ‘n Fun. The students wisely chose a bake sale with hot cocoa instead of trying to market icy lemonade at the end of February! Yum ‘n Fun set prices, and developed an advertising blitz. Signs blanketed the school and morning announcement invited Longcoy students to bring their quarters and enjoy some lunchtime treats. They also made up a list of needed supplies and asked parents for donations of hot cocoa mix, cookies, hot cups, spoons, etc. Yum ‘n Fun knew this would increase their profits. As usual, Longcoy’s parents rose to the challenge and donated nearly all the items needed for the two-day bake sale that ran during all three lunch periods. The students kept track of their inventory each day as the supplies arrived. Jessica and Ashley supervised the bake sale with their set up committees, cocoa stirrers, order takers, etc. The great news is Yum ‘n Fun’s profits for the twoday bake sale was $208.25! The students look forward to purchasing something special for Longcoy with the money they earned as reallife entrepreneurs!
Ashley and Jessica came back after the bake sale and had the third graders evaluate their teaching. It was a great opportunity for Yum ‘n Fun to show off what they learned. They were also excited to eat the donuts Ashley and Jessica brought but the best surprise was yet to come. Ashley and Jessica presented each student with their own personal copy of the book, Lemonade for Sale.
Kent City Schools is now accepting Inter-District Open Enrollment Applications for the 2009-2010 school year. Please return the completed form, attached to this message, to the Office of the Superintendent no later than Wednesday, August 19, 2009.