2003-04-26 / Community

PS 114 Featured On District 27 TV

By Jesse Nagel and Matthew Cas-pi, Class 5-501 Business Correspon-dents
PS 114 Featured On District 27 TV By Jesse Nagel and Matthew Cas-pi, Class 5-501 Business Correspon-dents

A District 27 Queens Television crew has recently completed videotaping a two-part series, entitled, The Belle Harbor School - P.S. 114Q’s  "Class 5-501 Plays the Internet Version of the Spring 2003 Stock Market Game" ("S.M.G.").  We were told by Studio 27’s Director, Michael Pepe, that our videotaping will be shown on many public television stations; sometime this coming June, 2003:  Mr. Gerson will let us know the exact day, date, time, and channels, as soon as HE is made aware !!!

"Studio 27" videotaped our Class playing the "S.M.G.", twice: First, When the Game began, in early Mar-ch, and, subsequently, in Mid April:  They wanted to videotape our Class 5-501 "In action", as  TV Studio 27 Dir-ector Pepe put it:  How do we choose WHICH stocks to buy; WHICH stocks to sell; WHICH stocks to hold?  How does our recently acquired Apple i- Book laptop computers (Thanks to Mr. Gerson’s recently - received "Grant", from City Councilman Joseph P. Add-abbo) aid us, in our stock buying // selling // holding  "decisions"?  How important are both TEAMWORK and CO-OPERATION, in maintaining team harmony? (Four teams, in Class 5-501 participated, in this round of competition.)

Even though we may not "win" this year’s competition, we discovered that our Class 5-501 did, indeed, become big "winners":  we learned about the value of money; we also learned about the risks involved in purchasing shares (i.e., "stock") of a particular co-mpany; we learned how to BOTH read AND digest the "Business section" of The New York Times and the "Market-watch" link of 1010-WINS Radio; and, most important, we learned how to respect each other’s opinions and values, when it came time to buy // sell // hold.

We thank Mr. Gerson for teaching us about the REAL Stock Exchanges; We hope that Y-O-U will tune in, when we will be "on the air", this coming June!!!!

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