1999-11-20 / Columnists

The Week at

The Rock
by Stuart L. Astor

As announced last week, FRHS is conducting guidance counseling sessions for all interested students and parents on Saturday mornings. Ms. Rinzler and Ms. Consor are available from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for both English and bilingual counseling sessions. Topics for consultation include the full range of guidance services. These include preparing college applications, monitoring academic progress, explaining and evaluating graduation requirements and addressing specific academic, personal or family issues. Interested parents and students can either walk in during the hours listed above, or call Ms. Rinzler for an appointment.

Student government sponsors trips:

As part of a continuing series of trips for S.O. (Student Organization) members, 30 FRHS students ranging from ninth to 12 graders attended a performance of Miss Saigon on Broadway on Wednesday, November 10. All were enthusiastic about the performance, which they described as "exciting" and "interesting." This excursion followed an earlier one to the USS Intrepid in October. Another, to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, took place on Thursday, November 18. December will feature an overnight journey to Boston and Salem, Massachusetts, while January will be highlighted by our annual Senior Trip to an upstate New York resort.

Etc! Inc. still thriving:

Far Rockaway High School's Virtual Enterprise--part of a worldwide project to introduce high school students to business techniques, methods and practices--is going strong. New equipment, such as copying and fax machines, has been acquired for Etc! Inc.'s Corporate Headquarters and the 21 students are engaged in a number of corporate activities. Under the direction of Ms. Saber (Etc! Inc.'s CEO), the corporation's president, four vice presidents and 16 managers have attended accounting classes at Martin Luther King, Jr. High School and, with virtual enterprises from 12 other New York City high schools, have presented their carefully-developed business plan at Richmond Hill High School. The Virtual Enterprise program emphasizes team cooperation, businesslike behavior and efficient office procedures as the program's students interact with their peers at 52 other sites throughout the city.

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