Category «Students»

Kiva loan repayments are so exciting!

When my Entrepreneurship students make loans to aspiring entrepreneurs around the world via Kiva.org (our team page), it usually takes some time to get an update. I received notice today that one of our entrepreneurs has already repaid 18% of his loan to us! This is so exciting because it means that his business is doing …

MHS Entrepreneurs Make Donation to the Mansfield Animal Shelter

The Mansfield High School entrepreneurship students successfully ran a small business selling various homemade items during the fall semester. Students created their own “hand sauce” (hand lotion), chocolate-mint lip balm, hair scrunchies, and ornaments to learn about the process of starting and maintaining a business. They marketed and sold their items at school events and …

MHS Entrepreneurship Sales at the Mansfield Christmas Market (12/16)

My Entrepreneurship students have been hard at work creating homemade items to sell at the Mansfield Christmas Market on Saturday (12/16). Items include Mansfield “Hand Sauce” Lotion, chocolate mint lip balm, scrunchies of various patterns, lotion bars, cinnamon ornaments, and clay ornaments. Students will be donating their proceeds to the Mansfield Animal Shelter, their charity of …

Statewide STEM Summit for Girls

For the 4th year in a row, Mansfield High School will be sending a team of 10 female students to the Girls Statewide STEM Summit! Students will participate in full day of hands-on workshops exploring all areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. The event takes place on April 8th (Sunday) at Regis College …

We want to upcycle your junk!

For years now, my Entrepreneurship students have been learning the ropes of running a business by actually running a small business for the duration of my course. Students pitch their business proposals to each other “Shark Tank”-style and then vote for which business to pursue as a larger group. Until now, students have always designed products …

First meeting of the Business Club!

Today was the first meeting of the Business Club! It looks to be a promising year. We’ll be competing against each other in an MHS stock market throw down, go on business-related field trips as they become available, and we’ll be looking for other opportunities along the way! We’re planning to meet on the 1st …

Club Fair – Business Club!

The MHS Club fair will take place during all lunches this Wednesday and Thursday. Although I’ll be in class and won’t be able to sit at the table, please pick up one of our flyers and consider attending our first Business Club meeting on 9/20 (Wednesday). All are welcome to attend! The Business Club’s mission …

Another successful semester for my Entrepreneurship students!

Every semester, my Entrepreneurship students amaze me. They run a small business to learn how to run a small business. They learn by doing. They learn in a hands-on environment. They learn that a business doesn’t always run smoothly. And, boy, did they learn that this semester! The semester started off in the typical fashion. …

Girls STEM Summit Statewide

Yesterday, I spent the day at Regis College with 10 superstars from my school attending the Girls STEM Summit Statewide. For several years, Junior Tech has run this amazing event to give female students the chance to experience a day of hands-on learning through a variety of STEM workshops, networking opportunities, and a fabulous keynote …

Junior Achievement STEM Symposium

This week, a colleague and I took twenty-five students to the Junior Achievement STEM Symposium hosted at Autodesk and MassChallenge in Boston. It was a fabulous event sponsored by both SAP and PWC to give students a glimpse into STEM fields focused on 3D careers. Students rotated through six different hands-on workshops centered around 3D …

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