THE 2016 – 2017 FBLA THEME
ALABAMA FBLA-PBL HISTORY
Alabama has a current population of 4,447,100 and over 75,000 students are enrolled in Commerce and Information Technology education classes throughout the state. The Alabama State Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America has just completed its 60th year as an organized unit.
In 1948, Guntersville, Alabama, became the site of the first Alabama FBLA chartered chapter. In recognition of the importance of student organizations to career preparation, the Director of Career and Technical Education promoted FBLA through business education programs. During the last 60 years, Alabama FBLA has grown into a successful student organization.
The first Alabama State Conference was held in 1951. The purpose of the conference was to become organized to take steps to receive a state charter. On May 21, 1952, Alabama received its state charter and began the activities of Alabama FBLA.
Alabama is divided into six districts, which comprise three regions for competitive purposes. Russell County Middle School is in District 4. At regional competition, fourteen finalists in each event earn the right to advance to State Competition. There are eight state officers, which include a president, secretary, and a vice president from each district.
The state association is located in the Career and Technical Education section of the State Department of Education in Montgomery, Alabama. The FBLA State Executive Council is made up of the state officers and their local advisers, the state chairperson, and the state adviser. For 60 years, the Alabama State Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America has worked to provide secondary education students with the motivation, guidance, and knowledge for the transition from the classroom to the business world. The students are trained through many activities. Conferences are held in which the students may compete and attend workshops to further their leadership and business skills. For many members, Alabama FBLA is an integral part in the transition.
Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. – See more at: http://www.alabamafbla-pbl.org/aboutus/mission.php#sthash.XAepfLYh.dpuf
I solemnly promise to uphold the aims and responsibilities of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda and, as an active member, I shall strive to develop the qualities necessary in becoming a responsible business leader. See more at: http://www.alabamafbla-pbl.org/aboutus/mission.php#sthash.M9ux8tSz.dpuf
FBLA CODE OF ETHICS
I will be honest and sincere. I will approach each task with confidence in my ability to perform my work at a high standard. I will willingly accept responsibilities and duties. I will seek to profit from my mistakes and take suggestions and criticisms directed toward the improvement of myself and my work. I will abide by the rules and regulations of my school. I will exercise initiative and responsibility and cooperate with my employer and fellow workers. I will dress and act in a manner that brings respect to me and my school. I will seek to improve my community by contributing my efforts and my resources to worthwhile projects. See more at http://www.alabamafbla-pbl.org/aboutus/mission.php#sthash.M9ux8tSz.dpuf
THE FBLA-PBL CREED
I believe education is the right of every person.
I believe the future depends on mutual understanding and cooperation among business, industry, labor, religious, family, and educational institutions, as well as people around the world. I agree to do my utmost to bring about understanding and cooperation among all of these groups.
I believe every person should prepare for a useful occupation and carry on that occupation in a manner that brings the greatest good to the greatest number.
I believe every person should actively work toward improving social, political, community, and family life.
I believe every person has the right to earn a living at a useful occupation.
I believe every person should take responsibility for carrying out assigned tasks in a manner that brings credit to self, associates, school, and community.
I believe I have the responsibility to work efficiently and to think clearly. I promise to use my abilities to make the world a better place for everyone.
- Develop competent, aggressive business leadership.
- Strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work.
- Create more interest in and understanding of American business enterprise.
- Encourage members in the development of individual projects that contribute to the improvement of home, business, and community.
- Develop character, prepare for useful citizenship and foster patriotism.
- Encourage and practice efficient money management.
- Encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty.
- Assist students in the establishment of occupational goals.
- Facilitate the transition from school to work.
FBLA FIELD TRIPS
FBLA-PBL ALABAMA STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE/COMPETITIONS
FBLA Parent: Mrs. Carol James, Jayla Battle, Eduardo Morales-Leal, Jordan Reese, Grant Stafford, Brea James, Juleah McClure, Tiara Janado, Michael Mendoza, Haley Rice and Angie Davis
We won pride and gained knowledge.
NEWS YOU CAN USE: FBLA STATE CONTESTANTS AND COMPETITIONS
The Students in the picture above were not able to take the IC3 (Internet and Computing Core Certification) Test, for Middle-Level students, as scheduled due to technical difficulties, because of this, they were allowed to take the MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist), which was for high school students only. Students had to score a 700 on the test in order to pass. Unfortunately, they did not pass but their scores were like 450+. The Test Administrator informed them that they did not need to be discouraged because there were high schoolers who didn’t score as well as they did. Students are continuing to work on the test for mastery and will try again before the next school term.
The Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®) provides students and job-seekers with the foundation of knowledge they need to succeed in environments that require the use of computers and the Internet. The Global Standard 4 is an internationally recognized standard for digital literacy and reflects the most relevant skills needed in today’s academic and business environments.
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification is the leading IT certification in the world. More than 1 million MOS exams are taken every year in over 140 countries. You must demonstrate you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to productively use Microsoft Office. MOS enables you to tap the full features and functionality of the Microsoft Office system, resulting in heightened levels of individual performance, confidence, and differentiation. In academia, MOS promotes success in the classroom for students (and instructors), builds individual distinction, and prepares students for an increasingly competitive workforce.
BLAIR “THE ONE ARM BANDIT” BRYANT
THE ONE ARM BANDIT!!
Blair Bryant, an FBLA member, and Rodeo champion. Blair has won numerous National finals, and just recently she won the Sera Roping Series, Labor Day weekend, September 2013. Blairs’ drive and tenacious spirit for competing allowed her with one arm, where her father had to tape her broken arm (in cast) to her body, went on to win the finals, where she gained the name of “The One Arm Bandit”. She can be seen yearly in the Phenix City Rodeo and various other events in the surrounding areas. Blair has been as far as Mexico competing in various events.
Blair is also a representative of Cinch Jeans and can be found on their web page. Go Blair!!
WALL OF FAME: FORMER RCMS FBLA MEMBERS
LEWIS YORK (CENTER)
State FBLA President 2010-2111 and 2011-2012 and Former RCMS FBLA-Middle Level Member.
RODNEY COOPER SIGNS BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIP WITH UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
A native of Hurtsboro, AL, Rodney Cooper is also a former FBLA member at RCMS.
ANGELA HOLLOWELL AND THE UNITED STATES SURGEON GENERAL REGINA BENJAMIN
ANGELA HOLLOWELL – ALABAMA HOSA STATE PRESIDENT 2011-2012
Former RCMS FBLA Member
JASMINE ADAMS, FORMER RCMS FBLA MEMBER/MOS CERTIFIED
RCHS 9th Grade FBLA Member who won 2nd winner -up for Public Speaking at the State Conference this year and is now Certified MOS(Microsoft Office Specialist).
FORMER FBLA STUDENT: CHENIQUIA HOLIDAY
Cheniquia is a former FBLA Member and Business/Marketing student here at RCMS and is currently enrolled at A.U.M.(Auburn University in Montgomery) as a Nursing student. She is currently pursuing a BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing). Who is her Mother?………….that’s correct, Mrs. Holiday.
DISTRICT 4: LARGEST MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPTER 2014-2015
DISTRICT 4: LARGEST FBLA MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL CHAPTER 2015-2016
DR. JORDAN, FBLA ADVISER/PROFESS. MEMBER
STATE FBLA COMPETITIONS 2016
Aisysha won A Muscular Dystrophy T-shirt and a McDonalds gift card. Great Job Aishya
Learning Styles Survey State FBLA Dress Code