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Educators evaluate aspects of salary

By Haley Palmer and Leah Ellis

*Editor’s note: For additional coverage of teacher salaries, please read today’s issue of the Bagpiper.

Chemistry teacher Michelle Harbison gestures to the test tube and explains to students how to capture the gas released in their experiment.  While she is concentrated on helping her students, there  is a bigger concern running through her mind: the teacher salary. Continue reading Educators evaluate aspects of salary

Highlander Outfitters advertises school spirit

By Jonathan Blaylock

A way for a school to get into the school spirit is to make products with the school’s name on it. For the past seven years the Highlander Outfitters have done their best to increase school spirit.

They sell special hoodies and shirts for the football team, design theme shirts, and now are starting to design for other groups on the school.

“We sold over 350 [t-shirts] for last year’s Providence game. We sold over 1,000 for football games last year. We expect to sell 1,500 or more this year,” said math and business teacher Chris Street.

Even though the Outfitters is a store, it is actually put together in a class called business management. Every semester Street gets a new group of students and they take a few days to learn the prices, inventory, and functions of the store. The students rotate functions as the semester progresses in areas like marketing, inventory, designs and workers.

“Most of the students jump right in and start making improvements. I manage it, but I let the students take most of the control under my supervision,”said Street.

Some students have leadership positions, such as junior Logan Gilland, who is the assistant manager.

“My job is to make things move smoother,” said Gilland.

Junior Kylie Wheeler has a different job that focuses on designing t-shirts, working the tables, and advertising the products.

“I like how it is a social class while you get to do more hands on stuff,” said Wheeler.

There are students planning to use this experience from the Outfitters in the real world.

“I’m taking business management because I want to go in business as a career and this class is a good experience of what it would be like,” said senior Ramsey Hafling.

While the Outfitters is run like a company, it does not receive funds from outside resources.

“We are completely self-sufficient. The money we make from selling products goes back into the store to purchase more products,” said Street.

When Street took over seven years ago all the store had was two boxes of inventory. There is now an entire store.

The store sells a lot of Nike and Neff products. Even though it is expensive, the store’s  market for their Nike gear is growing. They have a website through Nike that you can customize FC products, but their major seller are the football themed t-shirts.

Last week at the Providence game they sold over 300 shirts and hats.

Street says the Outfitters are planning a “gold out” theme for the Jeff game and the “Chase Brannon” tribute shirt for the Columbus East game.

The Outfitters are off to a good start for this year and they still striving to do better. Their goal is to always beat the previous year’s total and always look to take on new projects.

“I have a great group of students so I don’t think we’ll have any problem meeting our goals. Our goal is get Floyd Central on students and fans,” said Street.


T-shirt campaign escalates school spirit

By Michael Pepin

The multicolored hoard of FC fans scream out “‘Merica!” as their team scores yet another touchdown against Madison High School.  “Green, gold, and white is the new red, white, and blue.”  The t-shirt was designed by a group of students, a product of the FC business class.

Each week, the students come up with a unique t-shirt design to sell for that Friday’s football game. “My students learn about the market process of designing shirts that people are willing to buy, doing some research into what people are willing to do, and working under a time frame,” said business teacher Chris Street.  Each shirt carries a theme that also serves to stoke the fires of the school spirit and give the students a chance to show their creativity in the real world.

Street and his class come up with the ideas by brainstorming, then collaborating with cheerleaders and the administration. “We talk with the cheerleaders and several ideas are worked out, and then take the one that wins to get it approved by the administration.  We want to be fun, but also respectful,” said Street.

The Providence’s “Four years, four wins” slogan, as well as “‘Merica!” and this Friday’s blackout themed Jeffersonville High School game were all ideas that they created using this process.  Out of all the shirts, the Providence’s theme shirt sold the best. The profits the t-shirts earn help fund the Highlander Outfitters store.

The class has students thinking seriously about life beyond high school. “For my future, I need to learn how the business world works, and I really like Mr. Street,” said senior Sarah Engle.  She said that she also uses the class to stay involved in the school.

This strategy is also helping students who take the class learn more about the business world. “My parents own a business, and one day I’m probably going to take it over, so I wanted to learn the ins and outs of it,” said junior Isaac Nasseem.

Selling t-shirts is not the only lesson the students learn in class, they also learn about real world businesses and how they operate.  The t-shirt campaign is a project by Street as a method of teaching the experience of running a business first-hand.

“You get to learn every aspect of running and maintaining a business. It’s a fun class because it’s hands-on and you learn valuable lessons you can take with you anywhere,” said Street.

Many faculty members stay local for spring break

By Claire DeFrancisci

When March comes around not only does it bring warm weather, but it also brings a constant buzz of spring break plans and excitement. Students are usually preoccupied with their own plans and do not consider what their teachers’ vacation getaways are.

“I’ll be going to see family in South Carolina, then coming back through Biltmore. It’s a 10-hour drive though, so I’ll still be grading papers,” said math teacher Melissa Neal.

Many teachers will be staying in the area and focusing on preparing for the rest of the school year. Math teacher Chris Street will be attending class, working on projects, and getting things done at school.

Staying local for spring break does not mean that spring break will not be fun, according to student teacher Jessica Bolduc.

“I’ll be staying home but you can do a lot of things to have fun around here. You can get with friends and just enjoy the time off. Just because you aren’t going on vacation doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself,” said Bolduc.

Juniors prevail at 2011 Turkey Bowl

By Grace Runkel

The junior’s team, coached by Chris Street, won last night’s Turkey Bowl game. Juniors scored the first touch down, earning them six points and seniors soon followed by scoring eight. At half time, juniors were leading 20-8. Juniors maintained the lead during the second half, and finished the game with a score of 36-8.