Icing on the Cake:
Cedar Shoals High School
• DECA prepares emerging leaders and
entrepreneurs in marketing, finance,
hospitality and management in high schools
and colleges around the globe.
• Our guiding principles explain how we fulfill our
mission by addressing what we do and the outcomes
• DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers
by providing co-curricular programs that integrate
into classroom instruction, applying learning in the
context of business, connecting to business and the
community and promoting competition.
• Our student members leverage their DECA experience
to become academically prepared, community oriented,
professionally responsible, experienced leaders.
• Student in my class receive a DECA
– This is for members and non-members
• DECA is co-curricular & MUST be a part of
the marketing class.
• Invite State Officers in to speak to students
– Speak on
• Leadership opportunities
• Upcoming events
• What DECA means to them
• How to run for office
• I present this the first week of school.
– Includes pictures of:
• Field Trips
• Member Outings
• This is the monthly National DECA member
– September Issue
– September Issue Scavenger Hunt
• Submit articles on community service or other
activities your chapter does.
GA DECA Chapter Spotlight
– Georgia DECA is excited to recognize all the efforts and activities of
our local chapters by putting them on the website! We will feature one
every month. There is no specific requirement of the type of activity,
but it has to involve your local chapter of DECA.
• GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION:
– Must be submitted by the chapter advisor
– No more than 100 words
– The event must have taken place during this school year, 2011-2012
– Two chapters a month will be spotlighted
• PROCESS FOR SUBMISSION:
– Email picture & article to firstname.lastname@example.org
– You may include pictures (no more than two, please)
• Have officers create a School DECA website.
• Community service
• You can link to:
– GA DECA
– National DECA
– Social Media Page(s)
• Use the Statesman Award for Bell Ringer in
classes or Trivia game.
• Schedule them on your DECA Day.
• Give them some points to discuss that relate to DECA and/or
material your covering in your class.
– Toastmasters (public speaking)
– Men’s Wearhouse (Men’s Professional Dress)
– Chick-fil-A (Leadership)
– Colleges/Universities & Technical Schools
– Chamber of Commerce
– Rotary Club or other local civic organization
**Make sure students write HANDWRITTEN THANK YOU NOTES
to the guest speaker.
• I found local business around town that would
be willing to hire high school students to come
in and conduct Mock Interviews on DECA
• They judged students using the DECA Job
Interview Scoring sheet.
**Some students leave class that day with a job
Region, State & International
• I have created a Notebook for all competition
areas. This way when a student signs up to
compete in that area, they have all the
materials they need.
– Sample Cheat Sheets
– Current Rules
– Past Winners
– Past Competition Material
Written Events Events
• This is my semester project.
• I provide students with examples (DECA
images) and they have time to look through
those for ideas on how they need be structured
and what kinds of information can be
• Bell ringers
• Base classroom material around questions and
use certain questions on test.
• Have your students set up a trivia day in class.
• Once a month, after the regular DECA
• Elect officers for each class.
DECA Promotional Material
• Students can use DECA DAY time to create
display boards, flyers and other material to be
displayed around school or for events.
• This is the time to let your chapter SHINE!
• Make sure that you let your whole chapter submit ideas.
• Member Luncheon
• DECA Shirt Day
• Ice Cream Social
• DECA Trivia on announcements
• Dress for Success
• DECA Spirit Week (similar to Homecoming Spirit Week)
• DECA members wear "Ask me about DECA" pins
• Administration Appreciation
• Informational Meeting
• Community Service Day
• DECA Diamond King & Queen
• Host a DECA Trivia Night Social for Members and their friends
• DECA Tailgate before football game
Global Entrepreneurship Week
• November 14-20, 2011
• Why organize a Global Entrepreneurship Week/USA activity?
– We need people and organizations to help create an environment that
allows entrepreneurial behavior to flourish. It is important that young
people believe in themselves and strive to make their ideas happen, and
they deserve encouragement and support. The drive to nurture
enterprising behavior needs business, education, government,
voluntary organizations and the media to work together—no single
sector or organization working in isolation can create opportunities on
this ambitious scale. Global Entrepreneurship Week is a great
opportunity to showcase what thousands of organizations already do
to help foster a culture that embraces innovation, imagination and
• Students in your classes can research & create promotional
material for your community service opportunities.
– Make A Wish Foundation
– Toys 4 Tots
– Military Care Packages
– Safe Trick or Treat (Elementary School)
– Coins 4 Cancer
– American Cancer Society
– Human Society
– Thanksgiving Baskets for DFACS
– Christmas Angel Tree
– Breast Cancer Awareness
– Community Fair
Have your classes create promotional materials for the school and
– Car Wash
– Prom Preview
– Krsipy Kreme Donut Sales
– Chick-fil-A Biscuit Sales before school
– Bake Sale
– Discount/Coupon Books
– Chick-fil-A, Zaxby's, Stevi B's Pizza or any business Spirit Night
– Bag Groceries for local grocery store for tips
– Candy Sales
– Chick-fil-A Calendar Sales
– Talent Show
– Lollipop Sales
– Cookies Sales
– Valentines Day--Balloons & Carnations
– Christmas Cards
– Halloween Boo Grams
– Powder Puff Football Game (junior vs seniors)
Dress 4 Success
• DECA Day = Dress 4 Success Day
• Count as part of DECA Day Grade
• At the beginning of the semester discuss the
• This looks really good when you have guest
speakers come into your class, especially when
they are discussing professionalism.
Local Officer Training Program
• I change mine around a little bit and do with
all my classes.
– Ice Breakers
– Leadership Activities
– Group Activities
– Individual/ Class Goal Setting
– How can they contribute to DECA?
– What can DECA do for them?
The other CTSO’s
• Team up with the other CTSO’s in your school
– Leadership Training
– Community Service Projects