Dragon Descant 14 May 2018 - Dragons News

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Dragon Descant 14 May 2018

A big week ahead and there's no slowing down until the end of the year...which is very, very close for seniors!!
Everyone else will be getting draft schedules on Wednesday so have a look at the timeline below.

  • Wed 5/16- Draft schedules handed out
  • Sun 5/20- Open schedule change request form sent out. Students may chose up to two classes to drop and up to two classes they would like to have instead. Remember, this is only a request and does not mean you will get the classes you wish to have.
  • Wed 5/23- Close schedule change request form at 9pm
  • Mon 6/4- Hand out final draft schedules.

From the Library:
LIBRARY:
  • Everything must be returned to the library by Wednesday, 23rd May.  
  • This includes fiction, non-fiction, biography, graphic novels and magazines. 
  • If you can't find something, you need to speak to Ms Cave as soon as possible. 

TEXTBOOKS:
  • If there are textbooks that you have finished using, especially AP courses, can you please return them to Ms Lee or Ms Cave in the library. 
  • Everything needs to be returned before the end of school.  

Thanks,
Michelle and Helly

From Mr. Corton:
Winners - Introduction to Finance 2018 Stock Market Challenge
The students in the Introduction to Finance course have just completed their 2018 Stock Market Challenge. For the Stock Market Challenge, each student is given an initial $100,000 virtual bankroll, They can use those funds to trade Stocks, Bonds, Currency and other financial instruments on US and international exchanges.  
It is important to understand that during the period of the 2018 Stock Market Challenge, the Dow Jones Industrial Index (DJI) was down 4.93%, and the broader market index, the S&P 500, was off 3.57%.  
​Clearly sailing into strong headwinds, 18 of our 24 participants beat both the DJI​ and S&P 500 indexes. Of those, 14 were in positive territory, returning more money than they were given. Given the state of the market, this is a remarkable achievement. 
Special congratulations are in order for our top 3 finishers. First place went to Jordan (Hogyun) Na, Grade 11, who racked up an impressive +4.53%. Second place goes to Shawn Lee, Grade 9, who racked up +2.51%. Third place goes to Lisa Cho, Grade 12, who came in at +1%. 
Collectively, these top 3 students made over $8,000 in 3 months. At this pace, that translates into $32,000 per year, or a 32% simple return.
Please join me in congratulating our top 3 finishers, and the rest of the participants in general for a job well done.

Clubs: 
We will have some new rules (again) about clubs coming out soon. Stay tuned! Also, we will stop all fundraising until the beginning of next year unless I have already approved yours. Please read the club fundraising rules linked below for information about club funds at the end of the year.

📆  Important Dates:
5/26 - Graduation!
5/28 - Dead Week (until summer vacation:-)
6/4 - Finals week (new format coming💥)

🔗  Important Links:
Club Fundraising Rules 

DRAGONStars!
Grade 9: 
Junhee Oh
Shawn Kim
Grade 11:
Hojoon Choi
Jenny Hong
Grade 10:
Amy Cho
Jason Moon
Grade 12:
Mike Kim
Jenny Lee

Can you guess which faculty member gave the answers to the following questions? DRAGONS Q&A



Unfortunately, no one was able to guess our DRAGONS Q&A faculty member for last week, Ms. Kang!

We asked our HS faculty members a few questions and I’ll give you the answer. If you are the first to guess the correct faculty member, you’ll get yourself a donut!!  To submit your guess, reply to the email I send each week but remember to reply to me only.  Do not reply all. 
What was one of your favorite songs in high school? 
 Where did you dream about traveling to when you were in high school?
Benff / Whistler for snowboarding.
What did you like to do with your friends in high school?
Play terrible punk music, volleyball, snowboarding.
Do you have any interesting high school fun facts?
Nope....
How many years have you been in education?
9 years!

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