Schools participate in stock market game
Friedell, John Adams, Willow Creek and Kellogg middle schools, Holy Spirit and St. John schools and Mayo High School are participating in the Stock Market Game, an interactive educational tool used to teach math, social studies and business to students in grades four through 12.
In the game, teams invest a hypothetical $100,000 in common stocks over several weeks. Each team receives daily portfolio updates on their holdings, brokerage fees, interest and team rankings. The top three teams in each division will be recognized at an awards ceremony at the game's conclusion.
Also available to students is the Investment Research Competition. Student teams choose one company to research and then create a presentation or other creative project with their findings. In the process, students learn about the company's history, products and services as well as their financial statements. The best project from each grade level division is chosen, and the team is honored at an awards ceremony at the end of the program.
For more information, call Bonnie Vagasky at (612) 337-5252.