Middle School News
Parents and Staff Teach Business Concepts to Middle School
by Chelsie Lloyd, Middle School Administrative Assistant
For the last three years, the Middle School has hosted JA in a Day, a program of Junior Achievement that teaches students about personal finance and today's business principles. This year's session went very well, thanks to the involvement of 21 parents and two staff members who contributed their time to teach our students.
Each grade focused on a different topic. The 6th grade learned about personal finance in a series of sessions called "Economics for Success." They discussed such topics as budgeting, insurance, and how to maintain a balanced lifestyle.
"It's My Future" was the title of the 7th grade program. It centered around getting students to think about their skills and how they can apply them to careers in many different fields, as well as learning how to build a resume.
The 8th grade program was called "It's My Business," and in that they learned how to create a business model—finding a need for a business, how to fill it out, techniques for meeting with other business people and many more tips.
Our talented and dedicated parent and staff volunteers used class materials provided by JA, and brought them to life with their own enthusiasm and personal business experience. A debrief at the end of the day revealed that they all enjoyed their time in the classroom working with the students, too.
On behalf of the entire school, thanks to these parents (and staff members) who donated their time and energy to this highly-anticipated day in our Middle School!
6th Grade - Economics for Success
Margaret Bonham and Dede Schumacher
Michael Hoch and Phil Sahady
Manju Malkani and Linda Yau
Tracy Harris and Kimberly Smith
7th Grade - It's My Future
Scott Maravilla and Karen Lewis
Angie and Walter Jones
8th Grade - It's My Business
Shaun Wilson and Elissa Royall
David Andreadis and Devin Cheema