Excellence in Education Volume 16, Issue 23, 4-9-21
Virtual Enterprise Heads to Nat'l Finals
Oyster Bay High School’s Virtual Enterprise (VE) program—a business course that enables students to develop business skills in a simulated environment—has advanced to new levels of competition. The student-created virtual firm, Pro-Tech(t), which offers a series of protective cases for electronic devices to minimize radiation exposure among adults, has advanced to the finals of the National QuickBooks competition, one of the business contests that will be live streamed during the Virtual Enterprise Youth Business Summit, April 20-22. The Youth Business Summit enables enterprising students from across the globe to participate in a week of business competitions, leadership activities, a global innovation challenge, and an international trade show.
3rd to Earn National Board Certification
Oyster Bay High School mathematics teacher Mr. David Lazar has earned National Board Certification, the highest certification one can achieve in K-12 education. He is the third teacher in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District to achieve the advanced credential and among only three percent of teachers nationwide who are recognized as meeting the highest standards of the profession.
“National Board Certification is the gold standard for teachers,” said Dr. Lisa Mulhall, assistant superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, during a recent Board of Education meeting that recognized Mr. Lazar’s achievement. “He has worked on completing assessments and portfolios, submitting teaching videos and reflections on those videos, and gathering all of the