ST. JUDE STUDENTS EXPERIENCE BIZTOWN

ST. JUDE STUDENTS EXPERIENCE BIZTOWN® -After weeks of classroom preparation, the fifth grade class at St. Jude School in Mountaintop traveled to the JA Mericle Family Center for Enterprise Education in Pittston to be a part of the “real world” and hold “real jobs”. During their day at Biztown®, St. Jude students were in charge of running three of the businesses –WNEP-TV, Transportation Station, and State Farm Insurance. They spent the day putting into practice the business skills they had been learning in the classroom. While spending the day in the simulated community, they assumed the roles of workers and consumers. They experienced the concepts of supply and demand, marketing, careers, production, specialization, division of labor, employment, saving, banking, resources, citizenship and more. The experience reinforced the skills of analysis, data collection, negotiation, budgeting, predicting outcomes, graphing, communication, setting goals, and role playing. Parent volunteers assisted in each business. Shown, front from left: Brandon Wejkszner, Derek Petrochko, Jared Bozinko, Anthony Limongelli, and Dillon Skupski. Row two: Molly Dugan, Mary Grace Eckert, Lauren Poharski, Ryan Williams, Tim Gallagher, Dalton Preston, and Abby Lapinski. Back: Mrs. Jeanne Rossi, Principal; Mrs. Kathy Dugan, volunteer; Mrs. Jane Cosgrove, teacher; Mrs. Tracy Lapinski and Mrs. Tammy Preston, volunteers.