Students in Personal Finance recently researched a career that they may want to pursue in the future, utilizing the starting salary to determine how much money they will have to live on. They are filling out W-4’s and learning how taxes affect paychecks. Each student will construct a paycheck with all the deductions that are withheld when working in Rhode Island, as well as another state that doesn’t collect state income tax to see the differences.  

Macroeconomics students are preparing for the National Economic Challenge which will take place at the state level next month. Last year, we had a team place 2nd in the State!

On February 27th, students will be participating in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) state competitions at Johnson and Wales University. They will be competing in various events such as Job Interview, Impromptu Speaking, Business Law and Business Plan Presentation, to name a few.

With the start of the new semester, students in new Business classes participated in the Marshmallow Challenge. They were given 20 pieces of spaghetti, 3 feet of string and 3 feet of masking tape. They had 18 minutes to build the tallest, freestanding tower. It was a chance for them to get to know each other, build teamwork and use their problem solving skills.