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Middletown Cancels Recycling Collection for Thursday, March 5
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Recycling collection scheduled for Thursday, March 5, 2015 has been cancelled due to the expected inclement weather. Collection is expected to resume on Friday, March 6, 2015. Anyone that is scheduled for a Thursday pickup will be... Read More...
MOAM To Host "Come To Your Senses" Benefit
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
MONMOUTH BEACH, NJ - Musicians on a Mission will host the "Come To Your Senses" benefit this Sunday at the Monmouth Beach Cultural Center. The event will treat visitors to art that will stimulate all five senses and benefit the Media Center @... Read More...
Help Your Community Exercise Their Right to Vote in 2015
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
Become a Monmouth County election poll worker FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of Elections is seeking poll workers for upcoming elections. “Voting is one of the greatest privileges that we have as Americans,” said Monmouth County... Read More...
County Gears Up for Consumer Protection Week 2015
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Division of Consumer Affairs is joining with federal, state, and local government agencies and national organizations to celebrate National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) from March 1 through March 7. “People... Read More...
IMAGE March 2015 Youth Programs at Middletown Library
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
The following programs are scheduled at Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown: Programs @ the library March 8th – 14th LEGO Free Play Mon, March 9th @3:45pm (Grades K&Up/Tween)The newest addition to our drop in... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Winter of Discontent
by Woody Zimmerman
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
Just four months ago, angry and energized voters swarmed to the polls to give Republicans control of the Senate and increase their House of... Read More...
IMAGE Bay Birds Attempt to Avoid Bay Ice
by Joe Reynolds
Monday, 02 March 2015
Brrrrrrrr. No doubt this was a cold winter season. Just how cold? February officially made it into the record books as the coldest February in... Read More...
IMAGE Bullers Went from Journalist to Advocate
by Daniel J. Vance
Sunday, 01 March 2015
Last week, I featured long-time journalist and disability advocate Finn Bullers of Kansas City, Kansas. I'm now featuring him again because of the... Read More...
IMAGE Monmouth Republicans Have a Bright Future
by Jack Archibald
Sunday, 01 March 2015
If last weekend was any indication, the Monmouth County Republican Party is in very good shape. In the dead of winter, the Monmouth GOP held two... Read More...
IMAGE Poetical License and Truth
by George Hancock-Stefan
Friday, 27 February 2015
Our Monmouth County neighbor Mr. Brian Williams from NBC was suspended for telling a story about his time in Iraq that was not completely... Read More...

Upcoming Events

Fri Mar 06 @ 2:00PM - 07:00PM
Income Tax Help - Union Beach
Fri Mar 06 @ 7:00PM -
'Night at the Races' - AHES
Mon Mar 09 @ 7:00PM -
AH - American Legion Meeting
Wed Mar 11 @ 1:00PM -
NARFE Meets
Wed Mar 11 @ 7:00PM -
AH Council Meeting

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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.