Holy Name High School Students Launch ‘Real World’ Cafe
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
“This will not only benefit the seniors who will be learning how to run a business first-hand, this will give other seniors a lesson in time management – they can choose to relax and re-energize at the café or get homework done during their study period. I want students to get used to working independently in a collegiate fashion,” said Holy Name High School Headmaster Ed Reynolds.
The Napoleon Café
The Napoleon Café is the brainchild of Holy Name High School Principal Dr. Bernard Audette, and Senior Class Moderators Mrs. Susan Manzello Ivas, and Mrs. Peggy Kohn, who wanted to offer students a new and exciting experience their senior year.
According to Dr. Audette, Principal and instructor for this course, “Our student café managers are providing their fellow classmates with a very enjoyable experience, helping their class earn some needed funds, but most importantly are engaged in the authentic task of managing a real business. For these students who wish to study business at the collegiate level, this experience is invaluable.”
The café’s menu will feature coffee, juice and water as well as muffins and snacks. Only seniors can work the business and purchase items directly from the café. Seniors will offer underclassmen the chance to purchase items during their study periods in the cafeteria.
The café is located in the “Student Support Center” which includes the school library, media center, and guidance office.
Staff built the café using existing furniture which translates nicely into a “coffee shop”, complete with sun deck off to the side of the building. Reynolds believes this campus center will strengthen the Holy Name community and prepare students for their entry into college. The café will open during school hours as well as during school events including the upcoming Open House on Oct 6th and Parents' Night, Nov 14th and 15th.
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