November has been a busy month for The Academy of Finance. The annual Foxwoods Fundraiser was on Saturday, November 10th, Mr. Waterman attended the 2018 JUMP$TART National Educator Conference in Cleveland, Ohio to discuss financial literacy and teaching strategies. The conference allows educators to discuss trends and issues as well as attend a range of seminars that focus on enhancing the learning experience for students. The experience provides educators with a variety of new ideas and projects to facilitate a more personal and realistic approach for students based on the successes that fellow educators utilize everyday in their classrooms. This was the second year in a row Mr. Waterman attended the conference and is looking forward to attending again next year. He encourages all financial Literacy educators to attend.

Ms. Valentine attended the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Fall Conference on Friday, November 16th, and organized a school wide food and clothing drive to be delivered to the Smithfield Human Resource Center the week of Thanksgiving.