OdomiNation

Ms. Odom's Class McKinney High School 2015-16

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Sports & Entertainment Marketing

Our focus this week is to identify how sports and entertainment events have impacted our economy, marketplace, and our individual lives. Each student selected a well-known sporting or entertainment event from the SuperBowl to the Emmy's and thoroughly researched the history, impact, and economic contributions of the event. Students will be presenting this week and then we'll be assessing student knowledge of marketing concepts in creating and operating a major league football franchise through Virtual Business Sports.

We've opened our DECA registration and are preparing for our field trip to AT&T Stadium at the end of October. Please have your student pick up a membership form and info sheet this week. If you would like to observe your student's class work, you can access this class at www.canvas.mckinneyisd.net Your login is the same as your HAC login

Please feel free to let me know if you have questions or sharing opportunities.

Principles of Business, Marketing, & Finance

It's hard to believe we're starting week 3! Our focus this week is economic concepts. We'll learn about needs and wants, profit, competition, and how consumers impact businesses and business impact consumers. We'll also identify major activities all business must conduct when creating goods and services for consumers and business use!

We've opened our DECA registration and are preparing for our field trip to AT&T Stadium at the end of October. Please have your student pick up a membership form and info sheet this week. If you would like to observe your student's class work, you can access this class at www.canvas.mckinneyisd.net Your login is the same as your HAC login.

Entrepreneurship

Week 3 sees us focusing on target characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. We've been researching successful entrepreneurs and will be presenting our findings this week. This is our first summative project and several students haven't made their selections as yet. They should send me a Canvas notification on their two choices. Since we started this last week, we'll only have Tuesday to work on the project during class. My tutoring times are T/Th afternoons from 2:40-3:15. We'll also have our first quiz on Friday about characteristics, risks, and advantages/disadvantages of being an entrepreneur.

We've opened our DECA registration and are preparing for our field trip to AT&T Stadium at the end of October. Please have your student pick up a membership form and info sheet this week. If you would like to observe your student's class work, you can access this class at www.canvas.mckinneyisd.net Your login is the same as your HAC login.

Tutoring

Tuesday, Sep. 8th, 2:30pm to Thursday, Sep. 10th, 3:15pm

McKinney High School Room C104

Make sure your student emails me or picks up a tutoring pass before coming!

Who is Ms. Odom

I am starting my 26th year of teaching...the last 11 at McKinney High School. The only thing that has remained the same is my love of learning and students. I earned my bachelor's and master's degrees at East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas now Texas A&M-Commerce. I have a lifetime certificate in secondary and higher education/counseling, business, and English with endorsements in marketing and business education. I have taught everything from general business, accounting, marketing to desktop publishing, Microsoft Office, and travel/tourism. I love teaching business subjects and love mastering new technology!

I have three grown sons, Ryan, Payton, and Parke, all McKinney High School grads, a beautiful daughter-in-law and an incredible grandaughter! We enjoy spending time together and I'm blessed to have two sons living close by. I also have two granddogs...

Kassie, a Aussie/Catahoula mix and Scout, a full blood Yorkie! They are entertaining and aggravating! Kassie likes to dig and chew and Scout likes to chase her around the back yard and bark at her (hilarious because Scout is about 8 pounds and Kassie is 50!)


I'm an avid diy-er and love my technology and tools equally! When I have free time I enjoy traveling, reading, and gardening and changing up my house. My favorite vacation locations are mountains and visiting with my sister who is also my best friend and my 95 year old mom! She is an amazing cook and quite the conversationalist. I like watching TV sometimes and enjoy anything on HGTV, the History Channel, and The Disney Channel, especially Mickey and Minnie Mouse!


My goal this year is to help you become the best you can be! If college is your dream, I want to help you develop the skills you need to be successful. If college isn't part of your dream, let's work to find your passion so you never 'work' a day in your life!


Please don't hesitate to let me know how I can help, if you have problems understanding the concepts in class, or if you just want to chat! I'm here for you. Let's learn and grow together.

1st DECA Meeting

Wednesday, Sep. 9th, 2:30-3:15pm

McKinney High School C104

Come BE EPIC with us!