Business Newsletter

November 2013

Fall is in the Air

The weather has cooled off, the leaves are changing, and we've set the clocks back. It's Fall! That means that we are over a 1/4 of the way through the school year and finals will be here before we know it.

As usual, there is a lot going on this month for the Business Department. Check out all of the events we have scheduled this month at the end of the newsletter.

In this season of giving thanks, I want to thank each of you for your work developing rigorous and relevant course work for our students.

Enjoy the weather and eat lots of turkey!

Mastery Connect Update

  • Mastery Connect has taken over the task of entering course-specific standards, and their goal is to have those all entered and viewable to teachers by November 25.
  • In preparation for final exams, each teacher should log in to Mastery Connect and create a tracker for each of your semester 1 classes. IMPORTANT: Trackers need to be aligned to the standards for that course. To find your standards, you will need to scroll to the top of the list to Custom and FHSD standards. If you do not see your course yet, do not create the tracker!
  • For a video tutorial, click here:
  • Beginning this week, I will be entering final exams for classes as the standards become available. Once I enter the exam, it should populate in your tracker.
  • If you have questions or need help, please let me know, or ask your department chair.

Adobe Certification

As you probably know, the district is working towards offering students Adobe certification (ACE) through our Desktop Publishing course, which is a three year course suitable for people with industry experience.

Last week, DESE added an entry-level Adobe certification (ACA) to the approved IRC list. The ACA certification is more appropriate for high school students and will prepare them for entry-level jobs. I have shared the information with the Desktop curriuclum writers and Dr. Greiner. I will be discussing the ACA certification with the Academic Team on November 12. I will share the outcome of that meeting with you as soon as I can.

To learn more about the ACA certification and to see the free curriculum, check out

There is also ACA certification for Multimedia and Web Page Design!

Apps/Business Tech/Marketing Curriculum Writing

Wednesday, Nov. 13th, 8am-3pm

District Learning Center room 114

AP Econ Step 5 meeting

Thursday, Nov. 14th, 8am-3pm

District Learning Center room 116

Desktop Publishing Curriculum Writing

Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 8am-3pm


dependent on Academic Team meeting 11/12

Accounting II exam writing

Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 7:30-10:30am

FHC Main Office Conference Room

Intro to Business exam writing

Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 11:30am-2:30pm

FHC Main office conference room