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Mainland Extra (Newspaper) - November 27, 1986, Galveston, Texas Mainland Bank Odic people read classified Mainland extra thursday morning november Texas City school in the 80s is a lot More than the 3 is Blocker Middle school offers a practical course which teaches seventh Grade students How to prepare for their future de Ebert has taught the occupational investigation course for the past 8 years and said it is de signed to give students an idea of the need for education and plan Ning As they prepare for futures As working and effective citizens i have organized this course in such a Way As to simulate some of lifes he said including rules and guidelines on the Job being paid for Good work losing Money for poor work self responsibility self discipline and making Good Ebert said he sees the course As a parallel to life the basis is that you always have a Choice and for every Choice there is a Conse students Are paid s25 a Day in Money for attending class a Day of which gives them a weekly salary of a Deduc Tion of a week goes for rental of a chair Home if a student Doest have the rent Money he does not have a chair to sit in the following week this is rare As students have numerous ways to make extra Money students willing to dress for Success on thursdays make a Bonus extra vocabulary assignments bring a Cor rect review answer during class earns extra Money a perfect score on a quiz nets As the course continues Perks Are added and increased taking on More responsibility promotion gets a higher salary the class accountant and administrative assistant make a whopping Sloop Day just As in real life not meeting your Job responsibilities equals no w pictured is Eberts wealthiest class left to right Monica Platt Tracey Jones Kenny Perry Michael Freeman Amy Fisher Kathy Gonzales Samantha Williams George Ruiz standing left to right Willie Mcdowell Shannon Danielle Artis Danielle Morris Linda Padierna Mary Gar Cia Edwin Lundy and Shelby Seelbach not pictured is Larry Ladi j Money which adds up to prob lems students lose Money by not obeying the class guidelines Job responsibilities and Are penalized financially or Are put temporarily into the workfare program this program requires that the student report to Ebert before school and is then Given a working task to Complete such As washing the writing boards cleaning out old folders or even washing Down a Wall Ebert said its All about choices and responsibility and self discipline in the work world a non productive employee would be five Basic Steps to setting and counselled moved elsewhere in the reaching he said i Call it organization retrained or fired students have the same kind of Ebert said this students learn to make choices about their professional and personal lives i teach Hucl begins finance class i f i t o m t and it stands for goals obstacles solutions time limit and achievement any Good businessman will Tell you these Steps Are essential in goal setting and decision occupational investigation Stu dents follow a curriculum that addresses the essential elements for the program we have 5 quizzes and an exam in each grading said Ebert i feel its accountability having a test every during the semester his six classes explore self appraisal employability entrepreneurship leadership socioeconomic work factors education and planning and various Job Fields speakers from different professions share their education training and Job responsibilities with students perhaps encouraged by Eberts innovative approach to education some students to a step further some of my students really Ake Well to the program and decide to work on a special he said this year i have one Small enthusiastic class which is build ing a glider the project fits in very Well with our essential ele ments and is enjoyable at the same in past years Stu dents special projects ranged from indoor gardens to music videos in addition to a philosophy degree from the University of South Carolina Ebert took additional vocational courses to be certified to teach Hes Back in school again working on his masters in science in secondary education at the University of Houston Clear Lake Eberts wife Terry teaches second Grade at Northside elementary Ebert said the main thing he would like to see his students get from his class is a sense of responsibility they May not utilize the career information right away but the immediate Benefit is Lear Ning that they Are responsible for their own houston1 University of Houston Clear Lake business school graduate students in an inaugural use of teleconferencing have examined a major corporations multimillion Dollar Stock of program to prepare a financial analysis and forecast in a realistic introduction to High finance 18 students in a graduate level financial state ments analysis course participated in the teleconference nov 10 to draft a two year earn Ings forecast and other projections for la Quinta motor inns the corporation is initiating Public partial ownership in some of its motels says course instructor or Frank Keller professor of finance la Quinta Hopes to raise million Seo million from the Stock offering that will be used to build additional motels he says kellers students Are projecting the programs effects on la Quin tas earnings Cash flow occupancy rates and other financial indicators the forecast is especially topical he says because most of the corporations motels Are located in Oil producing states regional economic conditions will be a prime Factor in the forecast he stresses the business students Are preparing individual projections based on corporate financial reports and information gained through the teleconference with a la Quinta Security analyst based in san Antonio the analyst did not Volunteer figures or reveal any inside information Keller underscores but merely answered student questions students will be graded both on the skill of their questioning he says and the precision of their forecasting techniques and projections in addition two years from now they can compare their financial forecasts to actual corporate results he says the teleconference was the first Ever held with a unclear Lake class Keller says american Telephone and Telegraph provided the telecommunication equipment needed for the session Barbara Joy who supervises unclear lakes telecommunications system organized the sophisticated conference links Blastoff the whole school got into the spirit recently Roost Volt t i Wilson elementary school celebrated their 1986 87 theme i Are encouraged to blast of the says the limit with a door decorative co sch with positive enthusiastic Frame of Kwh dec Orang con teacher Dorothy Washington helps students Lyhs students get extra help la Marque for most High school students saturday morning Means sleeping late working around the House or taking a trip to the mall however saturday mornings for Over 100 la Marque High school students Means going to school and receiving extra help on math and Reading skills for two hours saturday tutorials Are a voluntary program that was instituted at la Marque High school last year As a Way to provide nth Grade students additional instruction in math and language skills that Are needed to pass the teams exit level test administered to High school juniors across the state Texas High school students must pass this exit level test before they Are eligible to receive their High school diploma be ginning in 1987 the response of our Stu dents has been exclaimed la Marque High school principal or Tom nor Ris we fully expect Over half of the students who must take the exit test to participate in the saturday tutorials we think that this program gives our students some review on the areas that they Are tested on and it also gives them Confidence and relieves some test anxiety that they might last year percent of the la Marque High school Lith Grade students passed the exit level test the review sessions Are conducted by five la Marque High school teachers each saturday morning from 10 to noon math skills Reading skills and grammar skills Are the topics reviewed one Lith Grade student who attended the first saturday session commented i never thought i would go to school on saturday but it really want so bad i think i could pass the test without any extra help but if there the school ing to offer it i am going to

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