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JBC presents to WACS sports management, seventh grade classes

February 6, 2013
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

WESTFIELD - Lori Franklin and Emily Davis of the Jamestown Business College conducted two presentations for students at Westfield Academy and Central School recently.

The first presentation was titled "Operation: Success" and was presented to Kimberly Abbey's Distance Learning sports management class. The presentation was a fast-paced game setup much like a Jeopardy game complete with clickers. The focus was on making a good impression, earning respect of others and striving for success in the work world. Students were able to apply their knowledge of management functions to several situations of the presentation.

Since students in two of the three classes that meet during this period, some Westfield students worked with their remote classmates by teaming up with the other schools to answer questions.

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Members of the Jamestown Business College presented “The Cruel World of Bullying” to the entire seventh grade at Westfield Academy and Central School in the WACS Large Group Instruction room.

"It was a great presentation for my students and it was also a great exercise of team work across the schools," Abbey said.

"The Cruel World of Bullying" was presented by JBC to the entire seventh grade in the WACS Large Group Instruction room. According to the Stomp Out Bulling organization,, bullying is a problem that affects millions of students of all races and classes. One out of four kids is bullied and up to 43 percent of students have been bullied while online.

"It's bad and it must stop," seventh grader Cole Auffhammer said when the class was asked why they should see a presentation about bullying.

Bullying is becoming an increasingly growing problem both in and out of school. The presentation focused on different types of bullying and why verbal and cyber-bullying can be just as horrifying as physical bullying. Warning signs and personality traits of bullies were discussed along with recognizing the traits of victims and bystanders.

"This is a nice addition to the bullying and cyber bullying lessons we teach," Abbey said. "JBC does a fantastic job of presenting and I think it is great for the kids to get to hear this information from more than just their teachers."



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