Benne, Kim


Welcome to my Web page!  If you need to contact me, feel free to e-mail me or call the school.  I am available during my planning from 9:50-11:05 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday or you may call me before/after school hours. My extension is 1339.  Please feel free to browse through the file library and links at the left to learn more about the business dept. and the subjects that I teach. 

Business Dept.:  Kim Benne, Dept. Chair; David Sandlin; Patrick Luken (Word Processing); and Grant Brannen (Economics).

Business Classes:  Word Processing (Benne & Luken), Digital Literacy (Benne), Microsoft Office (Benne), Economics (Brannen), Financial Literacy (Sandlin), Accounting & Finance Foundations (Sandlin), Entrepreneurship (Sandlin), Business Management (Sandlin), and Business Math (Sandlin).

Business Dept. Mission:  To prepare students for the world of work and business through practical application of material ranging from basic business principles to advanced software applications. By doing this, each business class uses the current state program of studies guidelines, current core content/depth of knowledge guidelines and program reviews, Kentucky Occupational Skill Standards guidelines, and up-to-date technology (Microsoft Office 2013 certifications will be available in Microsoft Office class and Assessment of Skills and Knowledge-Entrepreneurship/Management and Assessment of Skills and Knowledge-Fundamental Business Concepts will be available in Business classes).

Business Career Majors:  The Walton-Verona Business Dept. offers four recommended career majors that Kentucky Department of Education has to offer in the Business and Marketing Career Cluster.  These include:  the Administrative Support career major, Information Processing (MOS Certification) career major, Business Management career major, and the Business Technology career major. Students successfully completing three recommended courses and one elective in the career major will be considered a completer and will earn a certificate of achievement by taking the classes we offer in that career major. 

KOSSA:  Kentucky Occupational Skill Standards Assessment (KOSSA) is utilized to ensure and measure vocational/technical skill attainment.  Also, industry will recognize students who receive certification through this system as qualified for entry-level employment opportunities.  When students pass the Kentucky Occupational Skill Standards Assessment (KOSSA) in a particular area, they are awarded a certificate from the state department.  In the Business and Marketing Career Cluster at Walton-Verona, we offer two KOSSA assessments:  the Administrative Support and the Business Management. Students who take 3 business classes in a particular career major qualify to take the KOSSA test.

MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist):  Walton-Verona Schools provide MOS certification to students who are taking Microsoft Office.  Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications are globally recognized standards for digital literacy and desktop computing proficiency.  Students are awarded a certificate to be included in their career portfolio.

ASK (Assessment of Skills and Knowledge)-Entrepreneurship/Management and ASK-Fundamental Business Concepts:  Walton-Verona Schools provide ASK certification to students who are taking Entrepreneurship and/or Business Management.  ASK certifications are offered by the Institute for the Assessment of Skills and Knowledge of Business (A*S*K Business Institute).  ASK certifications are business-validated standards and performance indicators centered on industry and endorsed by business leaders nationwide to test students' business skills and knowledge. Students may also include this in their career portfolio. 

Future Business Leaders of America:  Future Business Leaders of America(FBLA) is the student organization associated with business.  Students in Grades 9-12 are encouraged to join. Competitions and community service projects are just a few of the activities to mention in FBLA.

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Congratulations ASK Certification Students 2015-16! 
by Benne, Kim 8/9/2016 12:18 PM

Congratulations are in order for the following students who passed the Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (ASK) certification:
 
ASK—Fundamental Business Concepts
Jack B.
Hannah C.
Jacob E.
Sierra F.
Austin H.
Abby K.
Keegan P.
Scott P.
Jared P.
Saif S.
Blake S.
Chance S.
Scott T.

ASK—Entrepreneurship/Management
Adriane M.
Becca S.
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Congratulations FBLA National Qualifiers 2015-16! 
by Benne, Kim 8/9/2016 12:21 PM

Congratulations are in order for the following students who qualified to go to FBLA Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia:
 
FBLA National Qualifiers
Ashley M.-Computer Applications
Kaitlyn W.-Introduction to Business Procedures
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Congratulations Business students 2015-16! 
by Benne, Kim 8/9/2016 12:24 PM

Congratulations are in order for the following students who received the highest average in Business classes:

Overall Business Senior:
Erica S.
 
Benne Class Awards
Digital Literacy (5 classes) - Rachel L.
Microsoft Office - Erica S.
 
Sandlin Class Awards
Financial Literacy (2 classes) – Alex B.
Business Management— Scott P.
Word Processing (2 classes)— Ellie I.
Entrepreneurship—Saif S.

Brannen Class Awards
Economics (2 classes)—Landon H.
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Congratulations to Business students who received 4 or more credits in a career major 2015-16! 
by Benne, Kim 8/9/2016 12:35 PM

Congratulations are in order for the following students who completed 4 classes in a career major:
 
Administrative Support
Clark C.
Kyle D.
Elaine E.
Chloe E.
Austin G.
Kyle K.
Michael L.
Zack L.
Noah M.
Adriane M.
Erica S.
Chance S.
Justin T.

Business Management
Colin C.
Kyle K.
Zack L.
Noah M.
Adriane M.
Jared P.
Rebecca S.
Chance S.
Scott T.

Business Technology
Clark C.
Kyle D.
Austin G.
Kyle K.
Michael L.
Garret L.
Adriane M.
Erica S.
Rebecca S.
Chance S.
Justin T.
Summer V.

Information Processing
Adriane M.
Erica S.
Chance S.
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Congratulations Kentucky Occupational Skill Standards Assessment students 2015-16! 
by Benne, Kim 8/9/2016 12:38 PM

Congratulations are in order for the following students who passed KOSSA in the business department:
 
Administrative Support
Zachary A.
Akshay A.
Haley A.
Tyler B.
Shelby B.
Zachary B.
Nichole B.
Chandler C.
Allison C.
Lanie C.
Josh C.
Kelcie D.
Jordan D.
Jason D.
Elaine E.
Rebbecca E.
Chloe E.
Michaela F.
Sierra F.
Emery F.
Austin G.
Olivia H.
Lillian H.
Dallas H.
Hailey I.
Briane J.
Jacob K.
Lindsey K.
Monica K.
Cassidy L.
Michael L.
Kate L.
Zackery L.
Gabrielle M.
Adriane M.
Sloan M.
Sherry M.
Ashley M.
Megan M.
Sarah M.
Hunter M.
Brittany N.
Jake P.
McCall P.
Ethan Q.
Noah R.
Aliya R.
Ashley S.
Elizabeth S.
Alexis S.
Rebecca S.
Tucker S.
Mason S.
Logan S.
Jacob S.
Chance S.
Justin T.
Taylor T.
Travis U.
Summer V.
Bonnie W.
Kaitlyn W.
Katherine W.
Taylor W.
William Z.

Business Management
Aubrielle A.
Chandler C.
Clark C.
Colin C.
Elaine E.
Sierra F.
Austin G.
Richard G.
Daniel H.
Austin H.
Kyle K.
Jacob K.
Michael L.
Garret L.
Michael M.
Noah M.
Scott P.
Jacob P.
Jared P.
Ethan Q.
Maya R.
Erica S.
Saif S.
Blake S.
Paige S.
Chance S.
Justin T.
Summer V.
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Congratulations Microsoft Office Specialist students 2015-16! 
by Benne, Kim 8/9/2016 12:48 PM

Congratulations are in order for the following students who passed MOS certifications in the business department:

MOS National Competition in Orlando, FL on June 28-29 sponsored by Certiport in Microsoft Excel 2010 
Erica S. -- 2nd Place ($1,500 Scholarship)

MOS state qualifiers:
Microsoft Office Excel 2010

Travis U.– 1st Place
Hailey I.– 2nd Place
Erica S.– 3rd Place

Microsoft Office Word 2010
Hailey I.– 1st Place
Travis U.– 2nd Place

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, Microsoft Word 2010, and Microsoft Excel 2010:
Zach A.
Akshay A.
Elaine E.
Chloe E.
Sierra F.
Emery F.
Hailey I.
Lauren I.
Kate L.
Gabby M.
Adriane M.
Ashley M.
Megan M.
Noah R.
Erica S.
Logan S.
Jacob S.
Chance S.
Travis U.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 and Microsoft Word 2010:
Ryan W.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
Jake P.
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Business Teacher
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