London High School store back in action

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(Posted Sept. 17, 2018)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

Starting in October, London High School students will be able to buy school supplies, like pencils and notebooks, and spirit wear, like hats and t-shirts emblazoned with the Red Raider logo, at an in-school store.

It has been years since the school store was up and running. Its return will serve not only the student body as a whole but also the students charged with its operation.

According to Principal Michael Browning, students who receive special education are eligible to sign up to help run the store. Currently, more than a dozen students have been prepping the space, painting and installing fixtures in what once was a teachers’ lounge.

Browning said the store will operate like a business, providing its staff with lessons in budgeting, purchasing, and real-life work skills. Participating students will rotate through various jobs. A teacher will oversee it all.

“It’s a great opportunity for the students to learn life skills and show what they can do,” Browning said. “It’s an opportunity to make themselves marketable to businesses after high school.”

On Sept. 11, the school board approved the creation of a fund for the store’s revenues and expenses.

In other action, the board approved overnight field trips as follows: FFA National Convention in Indianapolis, Oct. 24-27; sixth-grade trip to Camp Nuhop Outdoor Education Center, March 27-29; and eighth-grade class trip to Washington D.C., May 14-17.

The board recognized the district’s various support organizations for the work they do for academics and athletics. Honorees included: the high school Academic Achievement Booster Club, Music Boosters and Athletic Boosters, Touchdown Club, Gridiron Club, and middle school and elementary parent-teacher organizations.

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