Congratulations to the Ranch Academy Tyler Campus middle school team on their big win in the Stock Market Game!  Led by math teacher, Mr. Tony Haufler, the team of five 6th and 7th graders worked together to successfully choose and follow a variety of stocks, coming in first place in the region which includes the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.  This is Ranch Academy’s third year to participate in this activity.  According to Mr. Haufler, the challenge helps students to combine math, social studies, reading, writing and technology skills in a real-life situation.  His students have been able to discover the importance of investing and other economic issues as they work to build the largest stock portfolio in the region.  And just as exciting, the Ranch Academy’s high school team, comprised of four students, placed fourth in the region.  Mr. Haufler, “I was very reluctant to do this, and decided I would learn right along with the students.  Honestly, I have not regretted it.” 

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