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

Week 5/16-20/16

The countdown for summer is intensifying. Final exams are just around the corner so let's keep pressing on and finish strong!

Please continue to check student grades in HAC. Check out the links below to see what's happening in my classes this week!

Tutorial & Contact Information:

Tutoring: Tuesday/Thursday 2:35-3:15

Other times by appointment

Students will need a pass to attend any tutorial (available in my classroom)

Email: saodom@mckinneyisd.net

Direct Line: 469-302-5886

Fashion Marketing

We're continuing our study of promotion and advertising. Students are working on their mini promotional campaign and then we will close out the semester with visual merchandising. The final will be a visual merchandising project and multiple choice test over promotion, advertising and visual merchandising.

I'm available for tutorials before school any morning but Tuesday or after school on any day except Wednesday. Students must obtain a pass to attend any tutorial and those are available in my classroom.

Money Matters

Our last test is Tuesday, 5/17. I will post the grades on Tuesday afternoon along with the retake information.

We are continuing our final capstone projects as our final exam. The first is the Stock Market Challenge 2016. Students should be checking their stocks at least twice a week. They will need to have at least 5 stocks spending all their $10,000 and have 15 transactions by the end of the project. They should be recording their stocks on the Google form provided.

The second part of the final exam is the New Career Project in Virtual Business. Students will apply all the lessons learned into a final project with the end goal of reaching a net worth of $250,000! The simulation is only open during class time since it is part of the final exam. Students are in varying levels and some have experienced hardships such as theft, death by malnutrition, and overspending! Several students have progressed to levels 2 and 3! Since the simulation is only open during class, it's crucial students pay close attention and focus. Some have been trying to 'help' their neighbor and I would strongly discourage this because the algorithm doesn't work the same way once the student has begun. Every little change alters the end results. Also since this is a final exam, it isn't a collaborative effort.


Our final exam has already begun. We had to modify our ePortfolio in Canvas. Instead of uploading their assignments, students need to copy and past within the ePortfolio. Students should be working on finishing their components and should begin their multimedia slide show of their business plan. Everything will be due on 5/26.

Some students are wanting to change their minds, but I fear they will not be able to complete the projects since we've already had a week to work on them.

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Tutorial Schedule

T/Th 2:30-3:15

Other times by appointment (Student must have a pass available in my classroom)

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