Dr. LaJoyce Weatherspoon

CTE Educator/Licensed Administrator/Site Director
Afterschool Programs: NTHS Advisor
Northeast High School
E-mail: lajoyce.weatherspoon@cmcss.net
Phone: (931) 648-5640

About Me

Welcome Eagles to a new school year! My name is Dr. Weatherspoon and my aspiration is to prepare students to be college & career ready. I will be your CTE Business/ Finance & ACT instructor. Also, I am the site director for our AYPYN after-school programs, Summer School/ Bridges administrator, & the founder of our District's first National Technical Honor Society. My passion is education...a 4-time graduate of Austin Peay State University with an associates, bachelor of business, master of science, & education specialist degrees; and a doctoral degree in Instruction Leadership from Argosy University, Nashville. I am a Clarksville native and blessed with an awesome, supportive family. I am pictured here with my daughter, Christal. My ultimate goal is to prepare students academically & socially for the real world and to help generate productive abiding citizens. Stay Focused, Do Your Best, Keep a Positive Outlook, and Cherish Every Moment. Eagle Spirit, Eagle Pride! Go Eagles


Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year. Looking forward to the Best Year Ever!

Preparing today's students for tomorrow's college & career readiness.

"The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson." -Tom Bodett

OCTOBER 2017

10/23: Report Cards

10/26: National Honor Society Induction

NOVEMBER 2017

11/02: HS Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:30-7:30p.m.

11/06: National Technical Honor Society Induction

11/07: Progress Reports/Election Day

11/10: Veteran's Day - No School

11/14: School Board Meets

11/22-24: Thanksgiving Holiday - No School

DECEMBER 2017

12/05: Progress Reports

12/06: Early Release

12/12: School Board Meets

12/12-12/14: High School Exams

12/15: Half-Day - End of 2nd Nine Weeks

12/18-12/29: Holiday Break - No School

CLASS SUPPLIES NEEDED: 1" Binders w/Front Cover, Prongs & Pockets, Binder Tabs, College-ruled Notebook Paper, Writing instrument (Blue, Black Ink Only - No Red Ink Allowed)

CLASS FEES: $10.00-All Classes

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

ACT PREP: Preparing for the ACT, Post-secondary, and Career, is designed to assist students in (a) understanding what the ACT is, why it is important for their post-secondary readiness; and how to interpret their progress/results; (b) understanding how academic skills connect to career pathways and post-secondary opportunities; (c) preparing for the ACT exam through instruction, practice, and familiarity with the structure and format of the ACT exam; and (d) identifying and using best practices for maximizing one’s score (e.g. “test tips”, strategies for dealing with test anxiety, benefits of retaking the exam).

INTRO TO BUSINESS & MARKETING: An introductory course designed to give students an overview of the Business Management and Administration, Marketing, and Finance career clusters including Health Science. Cover Real-World Topics will include: Career Exploration- Research job descriptions, produce career pathways, create a job analysis. Business Concepts – research four major functions of business; compare & contrast three primary types of ownership; Financial Concepts – plan a budget; Marketing Concepts – describe components of marketing mix.

PERSONAL FINANCE: Personal Finance is a one-semester REQUIRED course designed to provide a foundational understanding for making informed personal financial decisions. It will help students understand the impact of individual choices on occupational goals and future earnings potential. Real world topics will include income, money management, spending and credit, as well as saving and investing. Students will design personal budgets; participate in a checking/debt card simulation; demonstrate knowledge of finance, debt, credit management; evaluate the importance of insurance and taxes.

SERVICE LEARNING: Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.

Major Projects will include: Make a Difference Day, Breast Cancer Awareness, Dr. MLK Day of Service, Earth Day, Global Youth Day. Students will get the opportunity for mentoring and providing service to our Northeast community.


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Classroom Expectations

1.  Be Prompt: Arrive on time - CMCSS Tardy policy will be enforced

2.  Be Prepared: Bring pen/pencil, other materials as instructed

3.  Be Positive: Always use kindness and be Respectful to yourself, others & property.

4.  Be Productive: Use class time wisely and use technology appropriately for educational purposes & other as directed by instructor

5.  Be Responsible & Accountable for your actions. Abide by Class & School Rules & the Code of Conduct(via CMCSS website): No food or drink during class unless instructed



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