For the 5th consecutive year CHS had the 1st place team in Junior Achievement's district business competition "Titans of Industry". Alan Walter, Clairemont Academy of Business teacher, uses the virtual business simulation in his Entrepreneurship course to educate students about the rigors of running a global business. "I had a similar business simulation my capstone year in college. It was such a great way to learn about running a company in a fun, hands-on way that I vowed if I had the opportunity I would give the same opportunity to my students. In many ways I think this is better than a textbook." Walter said.
The competition took place Dec 5th at University of Phoenix. Teams competed against each other in a virtual business simulation where they are the CEO of a media company. Based on market data and analysis teams made business decisions such as price, marketing, R&D, charitable giving and capital improvement.
Not only is this the 5th year an Academy of Business team has scored the top overall spot, but they took home 2nd, 4th and 5th places as well in the district.
Teacher, Academy of Business
Clairemont High School
Way to go CHS! We are so proud of our young shinning stars in the community!
Chair, Communications Committee
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
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As previously mentioned, Nirvana Ortanez is one of Clairemont Town Council's recipients of our Fall Grant. Nirvana, one of the top-ranked snowboarders in the world, is training and competing to become the first female Olympic athlete to represent the Philippines at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
If you'd like to learn more about Nirvana, please visit her website at http://makeachamp.com/nirvanao
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Happy Holidays Clairemont,
Although we have said goodbye to summer, the holiday season started last Thursday with Thanksgiving and retailers have started to show the spirit by putting up lights, plugging in trees, and displaying garland and ornaments. As commercial businesses are regulated by local, state, and Federal safety regulations, it is up to home owners and neighborhoods to take care and pay attention to safety!
The Clairemont Town Council’s Public Safety Awareness Committee would like to remind you to review the following safety concerns…
Can you believe it's Christmas time, already? Could've sworn I just put my Santa hat away from last year! That being said, it's that time of year again, and every December we bring our favorite drinks, dishes, desserts (and utensils!) to our annual Holiday Potluck Dinner.
This month we will be honoring our retiring CTC Boardmembers and their steadfast commitment to our community and Clairemont Town Council. We will also present checks to our Fall Grant recipients: Hawthorne Elementary for improvements to their school gardens, and Holmes Elementary to help send their 5th graders to a Junior Achievement-hosted event at BizTown.
Our final Fall Grant recipient, Nirvana Ortanez, was introduced at our Mayoral Forum last month. Nirvana, one of the top-ranked snowboarders in the world, is training and competing to become the first female Olympic athlete to represent the Philippines at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. If you'd like to learn more about Nirvana, please visit her website at http://makeachamp.com/nirvanao