1999-05-29 / Columnists

The Week at The Rock

by Stuart L. Astor

Principal Thomas Cunningham has announced that we have been awarded a grant to establish a "VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE" program at FRHS. This program, which will bring a new installation of twenty-five computers to the Business Department, will put FRHS online with a consortium of "virtual" or simulated businesses created in schools throughout the world. FRHS will develop a business, complete with a student CEO(Chief Executive Officer), Inventory Managers, Financial Planners, Advertising, Sales Promotion and Human Resources Departments and Information Specialists. The object of the program will be to expose students to the activities and skills required by modern, computer-oriented commercial enterprises, as representatives of our FRHS company negotiate and trade with other members of the consortium.

The grant will take effect in September, 1999, when the computers (using our soon-to-be installed T1 information line) will be set up in Room 344. The entire network should be in operation (and the program begun) by February, 2000.

Far Rockaway High School's Project Climb Men's and Women's Ensemble has been invited to perform before the United Nations on Friday, May 28, United Nations Day.

As part of a program administered by the Queens District Attorney's office, students Allissia Daley and Moses Polonia were taken to the State House in Albany on May 12, After touring the facility with members of the State Legislature, the students met-and were photographed with-Governor Pataki.





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