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    Welcome to Mrs. O'Connor's Site!
    2019 - 2020

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    2019 Long Island Business Teacher of the Year

     
    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 Tuesday and Wednesday.  
     
    Contact info:  oconnorn@wantaghschools.org. 
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    BTANYS Innovations Grant Recipient $500
    To be used for iPad floor stands for Virtual Enterprises trade shows.
    BTANYS Innovations Grant Recipient
     
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    The 8th grade E-Business class visited LaunchPad in Huntington to learn about business incubators and to talk with entrepreneurs/CEO's about their web-based businesses. After LaunchPad, we visited the Microsoft Store in the Walt Whitman Shops to participate in a hands-on workshop where the students coded their very own video games.
     
    LaunchPad Microsoft
     
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    Thank you to Tony Smith and Claudia Massari of S.A.S. Real Estate for visiting the 8th grade Business Management class to share your expertise and talk about your careers in real estate.
    SAS Real Estate Tony and Claudia
     
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    The 8th grade Business Management class visited the Ronald McDonald House of LI, WBLI, Panera Bread, and the John Theissen Children's Foundation on 10/30/19 to learn about non-profits, radio advertising, and restaurant management. The class donated fleece blankets to the RMH and toys/games to the JTCF.
    RMH WBLI JTCF
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    Virtual Enterprises International
    Entrepreneur & Leadership Conference - LIU Post
    10-25-19
    Industry expert sessions included Financing a Business, Personal Branding/Leadership, Social Media Marketing, and Analytics/Digital Engineering. 
    VE Entrepreneur & Leadership Conference
     
    6th Grade Creative Mind
    Mrs. O'Connor's 6th grade Creative Mind classes participated in team-building activities, Tower of Cups and the Marshmallow Challenge. 
     
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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.  
    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 - Joe Robbins
    October - Maggie Massari
    November - Alex Fasano
    December - TBA
    January - TBA
    February - TBA
    March - TBA
    April - TBA
    May - TBA
    June - TBA
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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:
    Will Windisch (E-Business)
    Isabella Teresky (Business Management) 
     
    Congratulations to the Quarter 1 Guess the Dow Contest Winners:
    Shawn Bailey (E-Business)
    Brighid Smith (Business Management) 

    Congratulations to the Quarter 1 "Most Trades" Winners:
    James Tullo (E-Business)
    Maggie Massari (Business Management)
     
    Congratulations to the Quarter 2 Stock Market Game Winners:
    TBA (E-Business)
    TBA (Business Management) 
     
    Congratulations to the Quarter 2 Guess the Dow Contest Winners:
    TBA (E-Business)
    TBA (Business Management) 
     
    Congratulations to the Quarter 2 Stock Market Game "Most Trades" Winners:
    TBA (E-Business)
    TBA (Business Management) 
     
    Congratulations to the Quarter 3 Stock Market Game Winner:
    TBA (Business Management)
     
    Congratulations to the Quarter 3 Guess the Dow Contest Winner:
    TBA (Business Management)
     
    Congratulations to the Quarter 3 Stock Market Game "Most Trades" Winner:
    TBA (Business Management)
     
    Congratulations to the Quarter 4 Stock Market Game Winner:
    TBD (Business Management)
     
    Congratulations to the Quarter 4 Guess the Dow Winner:
    TBD (Business Management)
     
    Congratulations to the Quarter 4 Stock Market Game "Most Trades" Winner:
    TBD (Business Management)