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HHS Class Finds Business Aesthetically Pleasing Jasmine Doell

Harrisburg High School’s Introduction to Business class, made up of freshman through juniors, presented itself with the opportunity to start a company under the advisement of the Junior Achievement Company. Each student assumed various roles within the company. Management, finance, marketing and sales, and supply chain are the four divisions of the company. The class is taught by Mr. Kroger, who is also the advisor for DECA. Mr. Kroger stated the following: “In Intro to Business, the students did a great job creating their business, Harrisburg Aesthetics. They went from brainstorming a feasible business idea that earned praise and a healthy investment of capital from their investors, to an actual functioning business. I am very proud of the students’ hard work and effort.” The company chose their product to be license plate frames, sponsoring the Harrisburg Tigers. This opportunity presented a variety of challenges and tasks for the students through choosing a product and finding a viable

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source. Two of the members of the supply division, Jack Teigen and Conner Geddes, stated the following about the opportunity: “It is a great opportunity to not just learn about running a company but also to put the knowledge into practice. We are very proud of being a part of such a great team.” The license plate frames are available for purchase on the school website or through members of the class. The cost of the license plates is set at five dollars each. Sales are now underway as of December 6, 2017. If interested, go to the Harrisburg school website and look for the flyer; the product can also be purchased using Throughout all the work that the class has put in so far, great strides have been made to make sure the product is successful. There are sixteen students in the classroom that are learning how to run a successful company, solely run by the students, who are able to make all of their own decisions on what to do. This holds responsibility to all members of the company, in turn, teaching valuable life lessons to all involved.

Savoring Seasonings From the HHS Culinary Arts/Prostart Deb Rombough

The Time NOW…


Since I’ve been sharing with parents, friends and family regarding the changes that HHS has taken on by adding our newest CTE course – Culinary Arts / Prostart I have been fielding questions about the class. The most common of these questions is…why culinary and why now? While everyone I have been fortunate enough to have a conversation with it is positive and excited, I felt the need to provide a little back story. So, let’s rewind… Harrisburg High School offers a wide variety of Career and Technical Education courses. The need and addition of Culinary Arts, which falls in the Hospitality and Tourism Cluster, came about due to industry demand, student interest and the need for more skilled workers within our area. Currently there are 19 schools within the state of South Dakota that offer Culinary Arts. According to the SD Department of Labor, job openings in the Sioux Falls Restaurant Association jumped from approximately 500 in 2011 to nearly 1500 openings in 2015 and that number continues

to rise. While diversity and choice is wonderful, there is a very real challenge to provide knowledgeable, skilled individuals into these positions and to keep them there. The restaurant industry is known for its busy, high stress lifestyle which also involves long hours, evenings and weekends. Attracting students to the market is an important charge for career and technical educators right now. By being involved in a CTE Culinary Arts course, students get hands on experience and practice skills that they will be able to use within the industry at any level and beyond. And, if they choose not to elect a career within hospitality and tourism, these skills will also benefit them in their personal and family life as well. Team work, critical and creative thinking and hands-on skills all work together to make this a well-rounded program for students to benefit from. Most recently we studied appetizers and I wanted to share a simple recipe that we prepared that would be a great addition to your hors d’oeuvres selection this holiday season. Happy Holidays from Culinary Arts I / Prostart


Curried Chicken Balls Ingredients: 3 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 T. orange marmalade 1 tsp. curry powder ¼ tsp. salt dash of pepper 1 ½ cups finely minced cooked chicken 1 ½ T. minced green onion 2 T. minced celery ¼ cup finely chopped almonds, toasted INSTRUCTIONS: In a mixing bowl, combine first five ingredient (cream cheese, orange marmalade, curry powder, salt & pepper).. Beat until smooth. Stir in chicken, onion and celery. Shape into 1 inch balls. Roll in almonds. Cover and chill until firm. Prep Time: 20 minutes + chill time Yield: Approximately 16 Adapted from Taste of Home. com recipes/curried-chicken-ballsappetizer

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Issue 42 January 2018  
Issue 42 January 2018