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Farmwell's Keyboarding Departmentkeyboard_blue

Students learn how to keyboard without looking at their fingers using the touch method in this one semester course.  New skills are strengthened and speed is increased throughout the semester when students use a word processing program to create reports, personal and business letters, journals, and charts.  Students are also exposed to spreadsheet, database, drawing, and painting programs which enhance creative and problem-solving skills learned in other classes.
 The Young Entrepreneurs Club
Additionally, he is the sponsor of one of Farmwell's largest clubs (96 members this year!!!): The Young Entrepreneurs: It's ALL Business.  With over 94 members, this is an after school club which introduces various business concepts, such as starting a business, stock market tracking, advertising, product/services development, among others, at an appropriate middle school level.  It is open to all students (6th-8th).

The YEC will meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month (weather depending).   
 Meeting/Topic Schedule (Tentative)
Intro Meeting: October 2nd, CLAB1, 3:30-4:15pm
October Meetings: 
First Meeting: Oct. 16th, CLAB1, 3:30-4:15pm, Interviewing for a Company, Formation/Naming of companies (Challenge.....)
November Meetings:
Nov. 6th, CLAB 1, 3:30-4:15, Young Entrepreneurs Banner Competition, T-Shirt Order Form
Nov.  20th, CLAB 1, 3:30-4:15, Young Entrepreneurs Banner Finalization, winner selection.  T-Shirt Order Forms Due!!!
December Meetings:
Dec. 4th, CLAB 1, 3:30-4:15, Vote on Young Entrepreneurs Banner, FINAL T-SHIRT ORDER FORMS DUE--NO EXCEPTIONS!!!! Start Stock Market Discussion
Dec. 18th, Companies will select stocks for competition!!
January Meetings:
Jan. 1., No School  No meeting.
Jan. 15th, T-shirt distribution.  Stock market competition--stock selection.!!
February Meetings:
Feb. 5th, Stock market competition (ongoing)
Feb. 19th, Cancelled due to snow day. 
March Meetings (NOTE there are 3):
Mar. 5th, Stock market competition (ongoing), Charity selection for fundraiser
Mar. 12th,  Fundraiser volunteer signup, "Undercover Boss" episode.
Mar. 19th, Stock Market competition, Show schedule/responsibilities, "Undercover Boss" episode.
Mar. 20, 21, 22, Fundraiser at the Farmwell Play, "Beauty and the Beast." Stay tuned for volunteer schedule.
Mar. 26th, Trashion Show concessions.  Volunteers show up at 6:00pm. 
We have designed our own GoFundMe site to help with donations for Loudoun County Animal Shelter (please feel free to donate): 
April Meetings (Note: The first Thursday, we are on Spring Break.  I have made an adjustment):
April 9th, CLAB1, Stock Market, Starting a Business, Business Plan, Shark Tank
April 23th CLAB1, Stock Market, Starting a Business, Business Plan, Shark Tank

Young Entrepreneurs Show Volunteer Form: (CLOSED)
Business Club Meeting Agenda/Flyer:  Flyer
Commercial for this years Young Entrepreneurs: Commercial 2014 
 Please feel free to email or call Mr. Stephenson for further details.


Last year's Links and information.
Here is a link for the pictures and check presentation.  Congrats to all who volunteered and staffed the show!!! 

 Mr. Stephenson
Last Modified on Wednesday at 3:56 PM