Classroom Guidance: Career Education ~ Management and Business Career Cluster April 2017

During the month of April, Mrs. Schwab and Mrs. Jaskoviak, the Elementary Guidance Counselors, focused on doing Classroom Guidance presentations on the Character Trait for April: Honesty.  The counselors also presented lessons on Management and Business Careers.  Mrs. Schwab dressed up as a Hawaiian Hotel Manager, in honor of Mr. Tom Darcy, of wonderful memory, who was our school district’s Community Outreach Coordinator for many years.  Mr. Darcy was born and raised in Hawaii, he was a U.S. Citizen, an honored U.S. Veteran, and a huge source of caring support to many Athol-Royalston families.  During Mrs. Schwab and Mrs. Jaskoviak’s presentations, students in Kindergarten through 4th grade at ACES, and Kindergarten through 6th grade at RCS, learned that if you would like a career in the Management Career Cluster, you will need to graduate from high school, and go to college in management and business. Students also learned if you would like to move higher up in the “pyramid” of careers in this cluster, it is important to go to graduate school in Management and Business to earn a Masters Degree in Business, Organizational Development, or Hotel Management and Hospitality. Students also watched a Powerpoint presentation created by Mrs. Schwab about the career of a Hotel Manager, based on her trip to the annual MASCA: Massachusetts School Counselors’ Association Conference at the Boxboro Regency Hotel and Conference Center on April 4, 2017.  Students had a very fun and learning filled Classroom Guidance presentation, by playing the brand new board game created by Mrs. Schwab called, Hotel Manager.

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Mrs. Schwab’s Honesty Character Trait poster for the month of April 2017, in the RCS lobby.

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Students in Mrs. Heuer’s 3rd Grade class at ACES, play Mrs. Schwab’s Hotel Manager Board Game.  Students learned to collect their money for their pay check, collect money for Conference guests staying at their hotel, and subtract money to pay their employees: Hotel Desk Clerks, Banquet Managers, Chefs, Hotel Housekeepers, Hotel Maintenance Engineers, etc.

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Mrs. Schwab created a small group board game for 3rd through 6th grades called, Hotel Manager, which uses play money, and question cards with typical situations that Hotel Managers need to pay in order to keep the hotel running smoothly.

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Students in Mrs. Heuer’s 3rd grade ACES class are pictured here talking in small groups about the Hotel Manager career, and playing Mrs. Schwab’s Hotel Manager Board Game.

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Mrs. Schwab baked a “Hawaiian Hotel Manager” cake for the RCS Cake Raffle to support the 5th and 6th grade Nature’s Classroom field trip, and she attended the RCS Talent Show on April 13, 2017.  The cakes were raffled off after the very successful RCS Talent Show!