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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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    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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    INNOVATIONS GRANT RECIPIENT!
    2019-2020
    Mrs. O'Connor received $500 in grant funds from the Business Teachers Association of NYS to fund several projects in her business classes. Thank you, BTANYS!
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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.
     
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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 - TBA
    November - TBA
    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:
    TBA (E-Business)
    TBA (Business Management) 
     
    Congratulations to the Quarter 1 Guess the Dow Contest Winners:
    TBA (E-Business)
    TBA (Business Management) 

    Congratulations to the Quarter 1 "Most Trades" Winners:
    TBA (E-Business)
    TBA (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)