A Career in Business is a Smart Choice

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges is offering Business Career Programs OPEN HOUSES: Muscatine Community College–Wednesday, February 17 from 4 to 6 pm Scott Community College–Thursday, February 18 from 4 to 6 pm Clinton Community College–Thursday, February 8 from 4 to 6 pm They will have tours of their learning labs, an opportunity to meet their faculty, […]

Spring Break?

This past week was National FBLA Week. To celebrate this week at BHS, our Future Business Leaders of America: Monday: worked on finishing their Future Award (Fight to the Finish) Tuesday: promoted FBLA to some of the 8th graders (Meet One Reach One) Wednesday: wore our FBLA t-shirts to school Thursday: wore our “work clothes” […]

Tax Time……Sort of……

Today the 8th Grade Documentary debated taxes! They worked in three group: Federal Income Tax group, Medicare group, and Social Security group. As a group, they needed to become an “expert” on their tax and decide, if they were in charge of distributing the funds from the tax, if they would do it the same […]

Guest Speakers, Field Trips, Etc……..

FBLA is currently selling purple March of Dimes bracelets for $1 and they will be hosing a PURPLE OUT at the basketball game December 1st against Camanche. PLEASE PARTICIPATE!! Contact me if you have any questions or you would like to buy a bracelet!!! Last week some of my classes had the benefit of having […]


  NEW WEEKLY GRADE FOR THE 70% PART OF YOUR GRADE: Work ethic Showing up on time—punctual Following direction (both written and verbal) Appropriate dress Taking ownership (donโ€™t blame things on others) If you miss class, to earn points, you need to contact teacher outside of the class period ย (ie: email, shared Google Doc, before/after […]

I Have a Great Job!!

I get the opportunity everyday to work with students to help them learn to learn! It is awesome most days!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Last week and this week have been totally awesome! Here are some highlights from the past two week: The 8th Grade Documentary class was able to tour the Western Dubuque Biodiesel plant in Farley […]

End of the Quarter

Friday, October 21, 2015 is the last day of the quarter. Please be sure to check JMC to make sure EVERYTHING is turned in for this quarter. The Web Apps & Coding class is currently using different online apps to create infographics for our school district. Here is one example:ย 

Rockwell, Homecoming, & The Cubs!!

Wow! It’s finally fun to be a Cubs fan! I haven’t been able to say that in a LOOOOONNNNNNGGGGGG time! Anyway, this has been an exciting and event-filled week! Homecoming week is always a fun and interesting time of the year!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Along with Homecoming, I was able to take the 8th Grade Documentary class […]

Entrepreneurship & Design Thinking

Design Thinking is using empathy to help solve problems and come up with alternatives for various decisions. Introduction to Business class used the Design Thinking process to help discover possible business ideas for our community. Students were asked to partner up and try to think about their partners business idea in order to help them […]


The 8th graders in Documentary class have been creating videos for the Fuel the Future Video Contest. Each year, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) awards $2,000 in prize money, including $1,000 grand prize, to the Iowa students who create the best video encouraging motorists to choose cleaner-burning, homegrown renewable fuels, like E15 and biodiesel. […]