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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

    Click a course name below to view the course content!
     
    (Click HERE for a Business Management Promo)
    (Click HERE for an E-Business Promo)
     
    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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    Jovia Grant Recipient - $500
    To be used for VE trade show supplies.
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    Click HERE to read more about the
    8th grade Business Management Shark Tank Challenge
    January 23, 2020.
    Shark Tank
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    Offshore Wind - 6th grade Creative Minds
    Adrienne Downey, Principal Engineer for Offshore Wind and Janna Herndon, Project Manager for Offshore Wind for the NYS Energy Research & Development Authority spoke with the 6th grade Creative Mind classes about offshore wind off the Long Island coast.
     
    Offshore Wind Offshore Wind
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    VE Long Island Trade Show - 1/9/20
    Coffee Cubed
    Coffee Cubed
     
    Company Branding - GOLD Award
    Coffee Cubed - Branding Award
     
    Website - Top 25%
     
    Elevator Pitch - Honorable Mention
     
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    The WHS Virtual Enterprises firm, Coffee Cubed, attended the West Hempstead Trade Show on 12/11/19 and made over $500,000 in virtual sales. After the trade show, we visited Pipeline Coffee in Wantagh to meet with the owner and discuss starting and running a coffee business.
     
    West Hempstead Trade Show Pipeline Coffee
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    Adam Gottlieb visited the 8th grade Business Management class and the WHS Virtual Enterprises class to discuss manufacturing and distribution for a large candy company.
    Adam Gottlieb  
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    "The Oscars"
    6th Grade Computer students wrote scripts and produced short films on digital citizenship and cyberbullying. They even walked the red carpet.
    Oscars were awarded in the following categories:
    Best Actress/Actor, Best Short Film, Best Script, Best Editing
    Congratulations to the finalists!
    The Oscars - Per. 9 The Oscars - Per. 10
     
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    Kate, owner and founder of Petal by Pedal, visited the 8th grade E-Business class to talk about entrepreneurship and business ownership.
    She brought wreaths for the kids to decorate.
    The wreaths were donated to the Parkview Nursing Home in Massapequa.
    Petal by Pedal  
     
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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. 
     
    TowerofCups1 TowerofCups2 TowerofCups3 TowerofCups4
     
     
    marshmallow Marshmallow2 Marshmallow3
    Marshmallow4 Marshmallow5 Marshmallow6
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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 - Julia Cocchiola
    January - Matthew Silverman
    February - Abby Reif
    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:
    Matthew Russo (E-Business)
    Brandon Nissinoff (Business Management) 
     
    Congratulations to the Quarter 2 Guess the Dow Contest Winners:
    Peter Conlin (E-Business)
    Vito Barretta (Business Management) 
     
    Congratulations to the Quarter 2 Stock Market Game "Most Trades" Winners:
    Will Windisch (E-Business)
    Brandon Nissinoff (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)