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    Welcome to Mrs. Nancy O'Connor's Page!
    2018 - 2019

     Mrs. Nancy O'Connor  

     
    Top 10 Reasons to Take a Business Class:
    Develop Excellent Communication Skills
    Learn Information Technology Skills 
    Develop a Positive Attitude and Work Ethic
    Develop Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills along with an Understanding of Responsibility
    Develop Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking Skills
    Develop Creativity and Entrepreneurial Thinking
    Learn International Business Skills
    Prepare for College & Career 
    Develop Life Skills for Economic Success and Marketable Skills for Career Success 
    Develop a Respect for Lifelong Learning!
     

     

     "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world!"  -Nelson Mandela  
    "Today I shall behave as if this is the day I will be remembered."  -Dr. Seuss
     
     
    Mrs. O'Connor's extra-help is held in Room 447
    from 3:05 - 3:35 pm on Tuesdays.  
     
    Contact info:  oconnorn@wantaghschools.org. 
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    E-mail
     
     
     
     
     
    CONGRATULATIONS 
    to 
    WHS's Virtual International firm, Coffee Cubed,
    on winning SILVER medals in the following categories:
     
    Company Branding
    Employee Handbook
    E-Commerce Website
    Impact Marketing
    Video Commercial
     
    Coffee Cubed   

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    The 8th grade E-Business class participated in the Cyber Robotics Coding Competition. Tyler received a certificate for being a MASTER CODER. Tyler said that the program was "Fun, Interesting, and Challenging because it got harder and harder."

    Master Coder _________________________________________________

    Assemblyman, David McDonough, visited the 8th grade Business Management class on Dec. 19, 2018, to see the Jr. Achievement program in action. The Jr. Achievement program is run by volunteer, Ernie Papadoulias. JA Programs Assistant, Lorraine Englander, was also in attendance. 

    Jr. Achievement  

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    The 8th grade E-Business class visited LaunchPad (a business incubator with many tech entrepreneurs) in Huntington and the Coder School in Syosset in recognition of Computer Science Education week!

    Launch Pad The Coder School

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    Microsoft visits 8th Grade E-Business & 6th Grade Computer Classes in recognition of Computer Science Education Week!

    E-Business 6th Grade Computer

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    $250 NEFCU Grant Award Recipient

    NEFCU Grant

    Mrs. O'Connor was the recipient of a $250 NEFCU "Funding Your Ideas" Teacher Grant Program for the Corporate Social Responsibility project to be used in the 8th grade Business Management project.

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    Business Management Kids Make the News!

    The Herald

    The Herald, Business Management

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    Brendan McCauley of Co-Founder of Chippo Golf visited the Business Management class on Tuesday, 11/20/18, to talk about entrepreneurship.

    Chippo Golf

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    The VE Trade Show Team attended a mini-trade show and conference on Friday, 11/16/18, at Hofstra University.

    VE VE

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    The 8th grade Business Management class visited the following businesses to learn more about non-profits, social entrepreneurship, radio advertising, and restaurant management:

    Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

    WBLI/WBAB

    Panera Bread

    John Theissen Children's Foundation

     

    Business Management Fall 2018

    To view more pictures:  https://youtu.be/Gj6zUB8DfyA

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    Mr. Beck, Owner of Bunker Hill in Wantagh, visited the 8th grade Business Management class to talk about business ownership & management. Thank you, Mr. Beck! 

    Bunker Hill - Mr. Beck

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    On Friday, October 19, the VE class attended the Virtual Enterprises Entrepreneurship and Leadership Conference at LIU Post. Students had the opportunity to deliver an elevator pitch, network with and hear from industry experts and successful entrepreneurs, and participate in informative and exciting breakout sessions.

    It was an experiential learning day aimed at career-readiness and entrepreneurial enterprise. 
    Coffee Cubed
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    Congratulations to the VE Coffee³ Executive Team:
    Alyssa Estro, CEO
    Panayioti Cochikas, Director of Operations
    Alyssa Estro and Panayioti Cochikas
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    Liz Greco, Owner of Pies-On Wheels
    visits VE Firm, Coffee Cubed
    10-9-18
    *Outstanding Pizza was enjoyed by all!
    Pies-On Wheels
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    Terry McCormick, VP Brand Creative
    Food Network
    visits VEI Firm, Coffee Cubed
    9-28-18
    Mr. McCormick - Food Network
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    Dean Ray Pullaro, LIU Brooklyn
    visits VEI class
     
    Dean Ray Pullaro from LIU Brooklyn visited the Virtual Enterprises International class on 9/21/18.
    Dean Pullaro discussed the importance of building a brand.
     
    LIU Brooklyn
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    $500 Grant Recipient
    Mrs. O'Connor was the recipient of the Innovations Grant Award presented by the NYS Education Department and the Business Teachers Association of NYS.
    This money will be used to purchase blankets that the students in the 8th grade Business Management class will make and donate to the Ronald McDonald House.
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    NATIONAL AWARD-WINNING PROGRAM
     SHARK TANK CHALLENGE
    8th GRADE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
    As a final project, students in Mrs. O'Connor's 8th grade Business Management classes create their own businesses and then market them to a panel of judges (local business owners/professionals).  This project has been selected to receive a LEAVEY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRIVATE ENTERPRISE EDUCATION.  Sponsored by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, educators are recognized for their innovative efforts to help young people better understand the function and benefits of America's private enterprise system.  
    This year, Mrs. O'Connor's "Shark Tank Challenge" was selected to receive this prestigious award.  
    Mrs. O'Connor received $7,500 and donated the entire amount to the Wantagh UFSD
    to expand and renovate the School Store at Wantagh Middle School.
     
    Shark Tank Challenge  
     
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    *All School Store Associates of the Month receive a letter, certificate, and a $1.50 gift card to the School Store!
    Congratulations to the School Store Associates of the Month
    & thank you for a job well done: 
     
    September - Andrew DiCianni
    October - Kiersten Oberheim
    November - Anthony Reale
    December - Nora Toscano
    January - TBD
    February - TBD
    March - TBD
    April - TBD
    May - TBD
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    *All Stock Market Winners receive a letter, certificate, and a $5.00 gift card to Wendy's! 
    Congratulations to the Quarter 1 Stock Market Game Winners:
    Matthew Lin (E-Business)
    Mikey Byrnes (Business Management) 
     
    Congratulations to the Quarter 1 Guess the Dow Contest Winners:
    Lorenzo Greeve (E-Business)
    Ben Zheng (Business Management) 

    Congratulations to the Quarter 1 "Most Trades" Winners:
    Ebrar Turan (E-Business)
    Ben Zheng (Business Management)
     
    Congratulations to the Quarter 2 Stock Market Game Winners:
    TBD (E-Business)
    TBD (Business Management) 
     
    Congratulations to the Quarter 2 Guess the Dow Contest Winners:
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    TBD (Business Management) 
     
    Congratulations to the Quarter 2 Stock Market Game "Most Trades" Winners:
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    TBD (Business Management) 
     
    Congratulations to the Quarter 3 Stock Market Game Winner:
    TBD (Business Management)
     
     
    Congratulations to the Quarter 3 Guess the Dow Contest Winner:
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    Congratulations to the Quarter 3 Stock Market Game "Most Trades" Winner:
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    Congratulations to the Quarter 4 Stock Market Game Winner:
    TBD (Business Management)
     
     
    Congratulations to the Quarter 4 Guess the Dow Winner:
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    Congratulations to the Quarter 4 Stock Market Game "Most Trades" Winner:
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