Written by Westbury Times Staff, Editorial@antonnews.com Wednesday, 09 October 2013 10:14
Students from Powells Lane again won the Stock Market game, sponsored by The Association of Security Dealers. Pupils from Iraida Bodre’s fifth grade dual language class under the direction of Pat Yula won both the fall and spring Stock Market Games. As a result of the students winning, they went to Molloy College and joined with teams from other school districts to present their winning strategies as well as to receive individual medals, certificates and a banner for their schools.
Participating teams from many Long Island schools receive $100,000 in play money to construct their own portfolios. The game runs for a period of ten weeks during the fall and spring seasons. The following students came in first place in the fall and the spring games: Dennys Amaya, Melanie Bravo, Erick Cruz, Nakyah Dockery, Ana Escamilla, Junior Mercado Ponce, and Brian Ponce.
The Stock Market Game is the centerpiece of a Financial Success Curriculum developed by Yula. The main tenants of this curriculum stress the importance of earning money, spending it wisely, saving a portion of those earnings, and ultimately investing those savings for the long term.
“The students who participate in the games learn how to work in a team. Together they conduct research, interpret and evaluate their findings and come to agreements on investment choices. These skills will prove to be essential in many areas of life,” Bodre said.
Friday, 13 December 2013 00:00
Got a pooch that won’t sit still, climbs the furniture, or jumps on the neighbors? A dog imbued with limitless energy that has you at your wits’ end? Perhaps it’s time you school your out-of-control canine with the discipline and control of the “Martial Arfs.”
Martial Arfs, a new dog training facility in Carle Place is set to prove the old adage that “a good dog is a tired dog.” Run by Jeris Pugh, Martial Arfs takes a novel idea to working with our four-legged friends that has proven to be very successful; combining unorthodox exercises and equipment with the principles of the Asian fighting arts.
“We work primarily with incorporating physical activity into improving behavior. But we’ve created a facility where we don’t just tire your dog out, we teach it how to behave while at the same time tiring it out,” he said. “There’s a huge obesity problem right now, about 54 percent of all dogs are overweight, and just because you let your dog out in the year once or twice a day doesn’t mean he’s actually getting proper exercise.”
Friday, 13 December 2013 00:00
Here’s a look at what was discussed at Dec. 5’s Board of Trustees meeting:
• The village recycling program is expected to expand come January or February to include all plastics and shredded paper. More information will be sent out to residents at the beginning of the year.
• The remote commuter renewal program will have its last two days at Village Hall, on Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Dec. 19 from 4:30 to 7p.m. Come with your registration and a check for the renewal fee.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
Congratulations to the Westbury boys varsity basketball team who defeated East Meadow High Schoool 57 to 51 to win the championship game of the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament.
The tournament was dedicated to Coach Martin “Bunky” Reid and the 1985 state championship team. Before the finals of the tournament, a poster signed by many of the players from the 85’ team was presented to Mrs. Reid to honor her son.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The wrestling team at Westbury High School looks forward to a fresh start this season. Last year, they struggled to stay atop the Nassau Conference, but this time, the team has a lot of valuable pieces that are crucial for them to flip the script and potentially climb to the top of the standings.
One of the shining stars in the school’s team this year is the dominating Raeco Jackson. For the past two seasons, Jackson has had an extraordinary winning record in the 113 and 120 weight classes. “Last year, my record was 28-5 and the year before that it was 30-5,” he said. With a total record of 58 wins and 10 losses, he has won 85 percent of his matches. His impressive feat helped Jackson receive all-county honors last season.