Steps in the DECA competitions

Guest post by Anna P  What is DECA? DECA is a business organization at our school which allows students to use the knowledge they have learned and apply it in a realistic setting or competition. With my experience in DECA, the club has helped me with my presentation skills and followed the steps to create…

World Down Syndrome Day 2019

  What Is World Down Syndrome Day? March, 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. The date is significant because it represents the extra 21st chromosome kids and adults with Down Syndrome have. The day is used to draw awareness to Down Syndrome and celebrate all of the astonishing people who have been diagnosed with it….

OOHS students running a t-shirt business

Guest post written by students/team members, 2018 Applied Economics business class As many of you know, we started a t-shirt business a couple years ago and were lucky enough to land a few clients last semester including Science Olympiad, Tabletop Gaming, Face to Face, Math Club & Black Empowerment Club (BEC). BEC was perhaps the…

Business Club Holiday Party and NBHS Induction 2018

This December, our very own EntrepreNEERS Business Club hosted a holiday party with our OOHS chapter of National Business Honors Society. Along with a big “Congratulations!” cake, students brought in food like sandwiches, chips, donuts and cookies to celebrate a successful semester and induct our new NBHS members.  We happily announced over 30 NBHS members…

American Heart Association 2018

With November starting, our fundraiser for American Heart Association has quickly come to a close.  The American Heart Association works on cardiac care related issues in hopes of reducing deaths from heart related issues including strokes and cardiovascular diseases. This year, students worked exceptionally hard to sell an abundance of shirts and other items including…

Back to school & living the dream

The sun has risen on the 2018-19 school year and OOHS students are back in business! Our business club and National Business Honor Society will continue their mission of planning service projects and social events throughout the year. We are excited to announce we will be inducting 31 NBHS members this year!  Our Applied Economics…

World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day Student/guest post, Joanna We have an awesome special education unit here at Olentangy Orange HS, including a few students who have Down Syndrome. We wanted to come together as a school and bring awareness to World Down Syndrome Day. What is Down Syndrome? Down Syndrome is a condition in which a…

Social Responsibility

We’ve talked a lot about social responsibility in class and on this blog!  Businesses, small and large, often care about more than just “profit” and although Kevin O’Leary may beg to differ – watch the Ten Tree Apparel episode on Dragon’s Den – the “People, Planet, Profit” model can be a very successful one. In…

Social Media & Startups // Guest Post

Guest post by student, Paige T. // Business Foundations class, Fall 2017 Social media can be “gold” for startups. Companies can use a wide variety of social media platforms including popular ones like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat… often at little to no cost! Social media allows the company to show what they do or sell,…

Succeeding as an Entrepreneur // Guest post

Guest post by student, Nate R. // International Business class, Fall 2017 Succeeding as an entrepreneur takes hard work, dedication and persistence because, unfortunately, nothing is handed to you in life. You have to work hard & earn everything for your business to succeed. Passion, perseverance and a positive attitude tend to set the successful entrepreneurs…

“Dressing for Success” // Guest Speaker, Men’s Warehouse

Samuel Buchanan-Berrigan, District Formalwear Manager of Men’s Warehouse, visited to teach us “How to Dress for Success.”  As students in various business classes are learning about human resources, employability skills and job-hunting, he had some great points to offer! Five Points for Success  Prepare for your interview // If you don’t do your homework, it doesn’t…

World Heart Day & The American Heart Association, 2017

Olentangy Orange High School business students sold t-shirts to fundraise for the American Heart Association again this year.  Since October 2014, when Mrs Gellenbeck took over this project, the business students have raised over $4,000 for the charity and this year, our goal was to raise over $1,000.  Thanks to the hard work of business students, led…