On Thursday, May 11th, students from the Greenview Upper Elementary Stock Market Club had the opportunity to share with parents, teachers and administrators their end of the year presentations. These presentations detailed what they have learned over the past several months, as well as how their various stocks had performed. Referencing stock portfolios from Google Finance, the students explained their reasons for buying each particular company's stock and how it performed over time.
This group of 6th graders marked the third year of the Stock Market Club at Greenview, which starts each school year in January and meets once per week. The club is advised by Greenview 6th grade teacher Annemarie Newhouse and her husband, Dave Newhouse. In terms of specifics, the Stock Market Club begins with an overview of the stock market, including how to read a stock portfolio. Then, using Google Finance, students are given a fictional budget of $100,000 to purchase stocks in companies from a variety of different industries. Companies include Huntington Bank, Goldman Sachs, Electronic Arts and Adidas. All the students did a fantastic job, as they achieved an overall gain of 9% with their investments!
The Greenview Upper Elementary Stock Market Club provides students the opportunity to engage in real-life applications of classroom learning, develop critical thinking skills and exposes them to concepts and skills utilized in financial sector careers. Greenview Upper Elementary looks forward to continuing this club in future years to keep advancing opportunities for students to learn and explore the financial world. Thank you to all those who attended this year’s event, especially the students for their time and hard work. Greenview Upper Elementary is very proud of your success and continued effort!