Grand Opening of Capitol High’s Lion’s Paw Means Work Experience for Students
- Sep 17, 07
Junior Charlisa Mars, shown left, helps a student make a purchase at the Lion's Paw school store.
Baton Rouge- Students at Capitol High Pre-College Academies for Boys and Girls will not have to get too stressed out if they forget a pen or notebook for class. On Monday, September 17, the doors of the "Lion's Paw" opened on campus. The new school store is available for juniors and seniors. Merchandise for sale includes everything from sports drinks, school supplies to gifts. Students can make purchases before school, during the lunch period and after school.
Many of the items for sale in the store were donated by area businesses and organizations. Ms. Julia Ware, the Career Tech Enterprise Coordinator for Capitol High-Girls, organized the store with the assistance of students from her classes. “Students like the store and use it a lot. They come to buy school supplies and they buy a lot of Powerade, that’s a big seller,” said junior Charlisa Mars. She works in the Lion’s Paw as a clerk and says she enjoys learning about marketing and money.
Students are gaining experience in all areas of the retail business. They perform inventory activities every Tuesday and Thursday. Store managers are responsible for keeping the store clean and making sure there is staff available during business hours.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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