Faculty Advisor : Donny Jordan
Black’s Mill Elementary School Stock Market Team Makes History......AGAIN!
Black’s Mill Elementary has continued the tradition of incorporating economics in the elementary school setting. In the 5th year since Mr. Jordan has had the wonderful opportunity to run the stock market team, they have accomplished another historic goal (please see below). All of the teams learned about the stock market, had fun, and it was profitable (in more ways than one). Mr. Jordan appreciates Mr. Higgins team leadership in the previous years.
The BMES Stock market team participates in a statewide 10-week stock simulation game presented by the Georgia Council for Economic Education. All teams were able to play for free thanks to the generosity of Bank of America. Each team was setup with an online account and given $100,000 (play money) to buy and sell stocks for 10 weeks. They were also allowed to borrow another $100,000 (margin) at a small interest rate. There is a Fall game and a Spring game.
We had 3 teams participate in the Fall 2016 game. Once the final results are in I will share the updated information with you. I can tell you that one of the 3 teams is the #1 elementary school team in the STATE. More details about being recognized by the Dawson County Board of Education, the end of the year awards banquet, and our new TROPHY, will be coming soon. This is the 2nd time we have been the #1 elementary school team in the state.
Last year's GCEE banquet was held at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot in downtown Atlanta on May 3rd. Both teams received a certificate, t-shirts, and tote bags. We took several pictures with the State Superintendent, Dr. Woods, among other dignitaries. Mr. Rick Brown also accompanied us on our trip, which made it an even greater experience for the kids. The DCBOE also recognized our team with a resolution earlier in the year, which was a GREAT honor.
All team members were able to go to the banquet and it was a rewarding experience for them.
(THE PICTURE BELOW IS LAST YEARS TEAM)
The SPRING game's dates have been added to the Stock Market Current Events tab.