Business Partners

School Business Partnerships

 

School Business Partnerships

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Boy Scouts of America

Business Partnership

 

Boy Scouts of America/Learning for Life
-Career exploration
-Explore joint career preparation programs, and
-Cultivate Explorer Posts programs to assist with exploration of high interest careers and/or hobby fields.

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Princess Cruises

Business Partner

 

  • job-shadows, mock interviews, business field trips, and classroom presentations
  • on special topics about business and workplace skills
  • opportunities to become familiar with technology used in the tourism industry including tours of cruise ships in Whittier
  • Participate in job application/resume preparation lessons
  • Provide expertise to students operating a school-based enterprise.
  • Participate in a joint community service project (i.e. trash clean-up; City of Lights tree-lights, United Way canned food drive, Coats for Kids campaign, etc.)
(2016 CHS School Business Partnership Spirit of Tomorrow nominee along with Holland America Line)

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Jitters

Business Partner

 

Provides a venue for local teachers to hang student art shows, for emerging artists to have solo shows and for musicians to play their tunes on occasion. They support the Partners in Schools Program emphasizing that education is crucial to the success of our next generation. Many of their baristas grew up in Eagle River and are working in their home town. It’s company policy to hire locally whenever they can to create a great quality of life, which they love sharing with the community. (Recipient of the 2015 School Business Partnership Spirit of Tomorrow Award)

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Picture This

Business Partner

 

Dennis Johnson, owner, has helped students and faculty with starter displays for their art and musical talents. He is a guest speaker upon request and helped with the initial ideas for funding sources for the publishing of the Assets in Motion student calendar project. (Recipient of the 2015 School Business Partnership Spirit of Tomorrow Award)

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Alaska National Guard

Business Partner

 

  • classroom presentations
  • career exploration
  • Choices and Career Decision-Making Program
(2014 CHS School Business Partnership Spirit of Tomorrow nominee)

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Quantum Spatial

Business Partner

 

  • field trips to the business
  • classroom presentations
  • career exploration
This aerial photography partner in Anchorage has provided us with some of the newest aerial pictures of our school's remodel, in addition to giving tours at their Anchorage location for our exchange students and those interested in photography, and hiring some of them to work in their office during the summer months.

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Eagle River Rotary Club

-providing food, speakers, and awards for the Most Improved Student Awards Luncheon three times a year
-mock interviews
-JA consultants
-joint community projects
-Eagle River Rotary Youth Exchange Program
-help to judge special events with one month’s prior notice
-student scholarships

(2010 CHS School Business Partnership STAR AWARD nominee and recipient of the 2002 School Business Partnership STAR AWARD)

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Anchorage Opera

Business Partner

 

  • complimentary tickets to student dress rehearsals
  • backstage tours
  • opera outreach presentations
  • complimentary study guides of operas for teachers and students
During the 2009-2010 school year, we collaborated with their presentation of Eugene Onegin, a classic Russian opera, with our Russian class, entire school at a special assembly, and with our visiting Russian exchange students. Our school and especially the NJROTC were also invited to a discounted presentation tribute to service members hosted by the Anchorage Opera. (2012 CHS School Business Partnership STAR AWARD nominee)

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Sears

Business Partner

 

  • career exploration
  • classroom presentations
  • mock interviews right on the job site with prior arrangement
  • JA consultant and OJT/job shadows
  • student employee travel abroad scholarships
  • tuition reimbursement opportunities for long term employees
As one of our oldest business partners, Sears has provided travel scholarship money to students on exchange programs in return for their good work ethics, customer service skills, and willingness to give special attention and on occasion translate for the non English speaking customers while employed at their store. Tuition reimbursement is one of their benefits as well as opportunities to relocate and remain employed, especially as students continue on with post secondary studies.

Mock interviews can be arranged by student request, and Sears has also hosted internship programs in the summer and job shadows for exchange students and their student hosts as well. They have also been consultants in the Junior Achievement Leadership Success Skills Program and have donated supplies to several school community joint projects.

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Native Village of Eklutna

Business Partner

 

  • classroom presentations
  • field trips
  • mentors and education resources to promote an understanding of the Athabascan people and their traditions
  • provide speakers for class presentations on Alaska History and to share an understanding of Athabascan peoples, important values needed, and the purpose for certain traditional ways.
Eklutna history and personal life stories are shared in the classroom upon request. Job opportunities are also available at the Eklutna Museum and Gift Shop and many of our exchange students and their hosts have received personalized tours through the church and cemetary at Eklutna Village.

Two of the main goals of this organization are education and culture as described on their website:

Educational & Cultural Preservation

  1. Education: Through a number of NVE departments, educational information is offered to our Tribal Youth through books, pamphlets, brochures, videos, a use of a computer lab, scheduled group activities, or one-on-one tutoring. For young adults, we have informational binders such as various colleges available.
  2. Cultural Preservation: To pass on the Dena’ina culture. Our Village has been instrumental in the continuation of passing our culture on to the younger generations. NVE will continue as a contact for NHPA (National Historic Preservation Act), Section 106, and similar legislation. Currently all departments incorporate cultural philosophy and activities into NVE operations and programs.

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Learning for Life

Business Partner

 

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Oopsie Daisy

Business partner

 

A family owned and operated business in Eagle River, which offers floral arrangements and gifts, with attention to giving these gifts a personal touch. From a request to get a business sign hung in our stadium to a strong partnership with Meredith Abbett, owner of Oopsie Daisy, each year has brought greater involvement with this neighborly partner. Discounts are given on floral orders purchased for school events, and one of our former students, Shauna Moore, can still be found working in the shop even after she graduated and continued on at this place of business while going to college. Shauna was Chugiak’s 2006 nomination for the Student STAR Award and she was the recipient of this award. Meredith, her employer and our business partner, attended the STAR Awards luncheon to see her employee and our shared student win this award and give a speech about her time invested in local school business partnership activities. (2013 CHS School Business Partnership STAR AWARD nominee)

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Carrs Safeway

Business Partnership

 

For three years our Honors Art students have enjoyed decorating the windows of this long time business partner for the holidays. In winter of 2009 this service learning project was taken over by our Drama Debate and Forensics team. Our Friends of Rachel and LGBT Club have also taken on this task for a year each. Managers can be seen at the school working with classes on Junior Achievement Leadership Success Skills and practicing all phases of mock interviews and skills leading up to them, including job applications, resumes, cover letter writing and interview thank you notes. (2005 CHS School Business Partnership STAR AWARD nominee)

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Nordstrom

Business Partnership

 

  • field trips and fashion shows
  • JA consultant
  • career exploration
  • classroom presentations

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One Hour Fireweed Dry Cleaning

Business Partnership

 

  • Continue to supply free cleaning for the already established Coat for Kids Program
  • Work with the CHS Key Club and School Business Partnership Coordinator to coordinate
  • cleaning of professional clothing donated to the CHS Professional Closet run by the Key Club
  • Participate in a joint service project (i.e. trash clean-up; Cit of Lights tree-lights, United Way canned food drive, Coats for Kids campaign, etc.)

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ASVAB Career Exploration Program

Business Partnership

 

A career planning and exploration program that combines a multiple-aptitude test with an interest self-assessment and a wide range of career exploration tools Students may take a free test to check their vocational skills throughout the year and speakers are also available for classroom presentations. (2011 CHS School Business Partnership STAR AWARD nominee along with joint partnership from Junior Achievement)

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Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union

Business Partnership

 

  • speakers at the Fall Financial Aid Evening for Seniors and their Parents
  • mock interviews and job shadows with students on their website and also assisting with the Junior Achievement Leadership Success Skills Program
  • helped publish the student created Assets in Motion calendar, to which they added a financial asset list.
In addition to the weekly student suggested initiatives for developing the 40 Developmental Assets, our partner would like to encourage the financial success of each individual as well.

12 Financial Success Skills as taken from the Assets in Motion Calendar

  1. “Money will buy you a pretty dog, but it won’t buy the wag of his tail.” – Henry Wheeler Shaw
  2. “If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it.” – Henry Ford
  3. “A fool and his money are soon parted." – Money Idiom
  4. “Failures don’t plan to fail; they fail to plan.” – Harvey MacKay
  5. “Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.” Norman Vincent Peale
  6. "Pay Yourself First." – Money Idiom
  7. “A penny saved is a penny earned.” – Benjamin Franklin
  8. “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business.” – Henry Ford
  9. “The person who doesn’t know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesn’t know where his last dollar went.” – Unknown
  10. “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” – Money Idiom
  11. “Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.” – William A. Ward
  12. “Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.” – Benjamin Franklin
(Recipient of the 2007 School Business Partnership STAR AWARD)

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Kids' Kitchen

Business Partnership

 

Opportunities for students and their families to help prepare and serve meals for the those in need, plan holiday celebrations for the children, and collect cans of food to donate to the organization, which provides breakfast and lunch programs to low-income families. Experiencing real life application of skills learned in the classroom and connecting with a need in the community is a great benefit of this partnership.

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To Russia With Love Program

Business Partnership

 

Often referred to as the medical angel, Esther Petrie, an emergency room nurse at Providence Hospital, packs suitcases to send medical supplies that she collects to people in need all over the world. She gladly accepts donations of used medical supplies (crutches, splints, bandages, and big, large, old suitcases and hockey bags to carry them in, etc.) Donations are gladly accepted year round in Mrs. Ekberg-Brown’s room. (Recipient of the 2004 School Business Partnership STAR AWARD along with Providence Health and Services Alaska or Providence Health System at the time of the award)

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Junior Achievement Program

Business Partnership

 

World’s largest organization dedicated to preparing young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities. Networking with business partners to get strong, student led Junior Achievement companies started and to find consultants for the JA Leadership Success Skills Program. JA classes have even been arranged specially to include visiting exchange students at CHS, where they are a regular guest at our school business partnership tables during parent teacher conferences. (2006 CHS Best Practices nominee and 2011 CHS School Business Partnership STAR AWARD nominee along with joint partnership from ASVAB Career Exploration Program)

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Holland America Line

Business Partnership

 

  • job-shadows, mock interviews, business field trips, and classroom presentations on special topics about business and workplace skills
  • Provide students with opportunities to become familiar with technology used in the tourism industry
  • Participate in job application/resume preparation lessons.
  • Provide expertise to students operating a school-based enterprise.
  • Participate in a joint community service project (i.e. trash clean-up; City of Lights tree-lights, United Way canned food drive, Coats for Kids campaign, etc.)
(2016 CHS School Business Partnership Spirit of Tomorrow nominee along with Princess Cruises)

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Men's Wearhouse

Business Partnership

 

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Eagle River Rotary Club

Business Partnership

 

  • providing food, speakers, and awards for the Most Improved Student Awards Luncheon three times a year
  • mock interviews
  • JA consultants
  • joint community projects
  • Eagle River Rotary Youth Exchange Program
  • help to judge special events with one month’s prior notice
  • student scholarships
(2010 CHS School Business Partnership STAR AWARD nominee and recipient of the 2002 School Business Partnership STAR AWARD)

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Eagle River Wal-Mart

student employee scholarships
-grants and matching grants for community projects
-mock interviews
-JA consultants
-display student art and senior projects
-provide student and teacher recognition

A $10,000 check was given to our joint business partner Junior Achievement to expand their JA programs into the local middle schools. They were also a sponsor of the Assets in Motion Calendar.

(2008 CHS School Business Partnership STAR AWARD nominee)

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Alaska Fine Arts Academy

In 1984 Art and Eleanor Braendel, Alaskan pioneers, formally established a center for the instruction of music and other art forms. They originally called it the Eagle River Fine Arts Academy and only later (in the 1990's) was the name changed to the Alaska Fine Arts Academy. From the very beginnings, the Academy intended to teach more than just music. The Academy envisioned itself as a community arts center where music and visual and moving arts would be available to everyone in the community, both as participants and as patrons. As a Patron of the Arts, AFAA proudly displays the works of local artists and photographers in its lobby.
Alaska Fine Arts Academy: As one of our newer business partners, we are continuing to work out a variety of joint efforts between the school and business. The business is interested in promoting their programs and sharing space of recital rooms and the stage when needed and the arts instructors are encouraged to call upon speakers and special arts demonstrations from this partner. The CHS Improv Team has already been seen performing on this business partner’s stage and a variety of events will continue to be jointly planned.
Website link: akfinearts.org

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