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IMAGE Wreaths Across America Convoy Coming to New Jersey
Sunday, 23 November 2014
With the help of thousands of volunteers, Wreaths Across America (WAA) is working to fulfill its mission of remembering, honoring and teaching through the annual laying of wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery. The wreaths’ journey to Arlington... Read More...
Former South Plainfield Police Captain Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Sexually Exploiting A Minor
Sunday, 23 November 2014
TRENTON, N.J. – A former South Plainfield police captain was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for exploiting a minor girl by enticing her to live-stream sexually explicit acts via the Internet in exchange for payment, U.S. Attorney Paul J.... Read More...
Colts Neck Man Pleads Guilty in $20M Ponzi Scheme
Sunday, 23 November 2014
TRENTON, NJ—A Colts Neck, New Jersey, man who defrauded dozens of investors today admitted operating a $20 million Ponzi scheme out of his Fair Haven, New Jersey office and Miami residence, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Louis J. Spina,... Read More...
Monmouth University Hosts Project Pride 2014
Sunday, 23 November 2014
Department of Corrections Program Promotes Responsibility in Alcohol and Other Drug Use Inmates will talk about wrong choices they have made and resulting consequences.  Monmouth University will host Project PRIDE (Promoting Responsibility in... Read More...
Thanksgiving Gas Prices Likely Lowest in Five Years
Sunday, 23 November 2014
Gas Price Slide Hits 57 Days as National Average Nears Four-Year Low The Week The national average price of gas has remained below $3.00 per gallon for 20days (through Friday), with more than three-quarters of U.S. gas stations now reporting prices... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Often Not Believed
by Daniel J. Vance
Saturday, 22 November 2014
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also called Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, had Carl Miller of Georgetown, Ohio, and his doctors,... Read More...
IMAGE Imparted Concepts
by George Hancock-Stefan
Friday, 21 November 2014
I heard on the news that a baseball player, Giancarlo Stanton, received the highest salary that has ever been paid ($325 million over 13... Read More...
IMAGE Review - Interstellar
by David Prown
Friday, 21 November 2014
I was definitely not jonesing to see "Interstellar" as I'm not really a big special effects guy however I've always liked space movies. My son saw it... Read More...
IMAGE Take It From Snoopy
by Anne Mikolay
Thursday, 20 November 2014
Recently, I cleaned out a trunk full of ancient artifacts from my high school days and came across a little book titled “Happiness is a warm... Read More...
IMAGE Happy Birthday to a Group Very Special to Atlantic Highlands
by Jack Archibald
Thursday, 20 November 2014
This column typically avoids mentioning birthdays, as each of us is special and our birthday is something to be celebrated.  But a recent... Read More...

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Photo:  a middle school student checks his portfolio on the Stock Market Game

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Students in Patricia Hale's middle school Math classes at Mother Teresa Regional School are participating in the N.J. Stock Market Game.  This game gives students the chance to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in an on-line portfolio. They are learning about stock exchanges like NYSE, NASDAQ and the S&P 500 and how to make sure their stock portfolio is going in the right direction. They are looking at how it works and about how the stock market can earn money, and even keep the economy healthy. They are learning how the  stock market was created and about the inner workings of the Stock  Exchange, brokerage firms, buying and selling, mutual funds, and much  more.  These students are learning economic and financial concepts they'll use for the rest of their lives. As of April 3rd, Samantha Lombardo & Valerie LaRocca are in the lead for the middle school.  Their portfolio is ranked 4th out of 238 for the state.

The students are also competing in the SMG Diversification Game. They must invest a hypothetical $100,000 in stocks, mutual funds and bonds. It is very difficult to accurately predict how any one company will perform over time, diversification is a strategy that helps the students to protect their portfolio. It is a widely used and highly successful way to reduce risk.  By investing in different types of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, the value of their entire portfolio should not be wiped out if one investment fails.  As of April 3rd, Jakob Trinidad has the top performing portfolio for MTRS.  He is ranked out 9th out of 68 teams competing.

Mother Teresa Regional School is a Catholic elementary school in the Bayshore.  Students in grades PreK3 through 8th grade are engaged in learning through projects such as the Stock Market Game, the SMG Diversification Game. For more information on the school visit mtregional.com or call (732) 291-1050.