Welcome to the Entertainment Marketing program! This page details expectations for behavior as well as professional standards that will apply just about anywhere life takes you.
Here are a few simple, easy-to-understand guidelines for behavior in Mr. Weaver's program. Whether working in the classroom or out with a production team, students should meet these expectations.
Respect yourself, your instructors, your peers, and classroom equipment. Follow directions, listen quietly, and ask questions by raising your hand.
Arrive by the final bell, bring required materials, and meet deadlines for projects and activities.
Cell phone use is not permitted during class discussion or group activities.
Phones are a distraction for learners and instructors alike, and cell phone pockets are available for students who find it difficult to disconnect!
Treat all computers, peripherals, video and audio equipment, accessories, and classroom furniture as if it were your own. You are responsible for broken or misplaced equipment.
Participate in class discussions, respectfully voice opinions, and ask questions! Questions help us master new skills and absorb information.
We utilize many avenues of communication in the Entertainment Marketing program, and effective communication is essential to your success in student production groups. We work to create a relaxed, productive classroom environment that may not feel like any other course you have taken so far. Students should feel comfortable enough to voice their opinions and add to the conversation as well as speak up when they have a great idea or spark of intuition. It is important to remember, though, that we are still in school. And so, let's...
This is incredibly important and one of the only things there is zero tolerance for.
Everyone in this program will be asked, at some point, to be in front of a camera for an activity, or to try something silly, or to read a line from a script out loud. It is unacceptable to EVER make fun of your peers in this program. It doesn't matter if they are your best friends, and it doesn't matter if you think your comment is harmless. To be successful, everyone has to feel comfortable enough to step outside of their comfort zone, and few students have previous experience performing in front of a camera or microphone reading from a broadcast teleprompter. We do not create humor at the expense of others. Period.
This means that when we communicate with one another, whether it is our peers, our instructors, or our students (yes this applies to everyone), we should treat all communication as if we were speaking to a co-worker or even a client / potential client.
We are ALL expected to practice respectful, professional, and courteous communication both in-person and across all online platforms, including:
Imagine you're talking with a co-worker in front of a new client who just signed a contract for a $5000 videography project with your company. How would you interact with your team member in front of this new, important client? Would you use profanity? Would you make jokes in poor taste or at the expense of someone else?
All our online platforms are considered extensions of the Entertainment Marketing classroom, which means all our behavior expectations apply, especially
In the modern world, it is safe to assume that everything you post online is saved, recorded, or logged. Nothing is every really deleted, and a lot of it will be there forever. Here are some facts:
Keep this in mind when using not just our online platforms, but ANY online service! If you wouldn't want it associated with your full name and a picture of your face, think before you hit send.
Unless it is SPECIFICALLY for a post on this program's Facebook page, you do not have permission to record video or take pictures on a personal device for use on a public social media account.
Posting photos or video taken in the Entertainment Marketing Classroom on a personal social media account will result in indefinite loss of cell phone privileges during class for any purpose. Recording Mr. Weaver or any student during class without their permission will result in an office referral and request for disciplinary action.
If you forget any of these expectations, I will remind you! Students who repeatedly choose not to meet expectations for behavior may lose priviledges in the program, including the ability to check out equipment, participate in extra-curricular events, or travel with production teams outside of the classroom.
There are some actions that have immediate and unavoidable consequences. Please don't make me do paperwork.
Students in serious violation of the St. Clairsville High School Student Code of Conduct (pg. 14-17 of the Student/Parent Handbook) will be referred to the main office. Make good choices! Many actions have unavoidable consequences.