Donate to the NHS book drive
National Honor Society (NHS) students at Como are organizing a book drive to support students at Como Park Elementary School. Como’s NHS is coordinating with Children’s Book Express, an organization that collects picture and chapter books and donates them to young, beginning readers.
The community is invited to support this project. If you have any children’s books that you are no longer using, consider donating them to the cause. There is a big box in the main office of the high school where donations are being collected. NHS students will deliver what they hope will be their stated goal of 1,000 books in March.
Super Bowl comes to Como
Super Bowl festivities will come to Como on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 1, when NFL officials, players, and motivational speaker Reggie Dabbs will present a lesson on life choices. A theme of Dabbs’ presentation is “You can never change your past, but you can change your future.”
Como remodel is on schedule
Construction of the new academic wing continues to proceed on schedule. The structure’s exterior is in place and sealed to allow indoor work through the winter months. The addition is scheduled to be completed this fall. This will allow students and staff to use the new space while remodeling work and infrastructure improvements begin on other parts of the building.
Readers can see the project’s master plan at www.spps.org/Page/22920.
Robotics Challenge begins
The Minnesota State High School League revealed the 2018 Robotics Challenge in early January and the Como BEASTBot Team is getting ready. The six-week building season has commenced with and Como’s team is working on the robot every day after school.
The team is raising money for travel to Duluth in March to compete in a regional tournament and gain experience before the Twin Cities tournament. The Duluth tournament will require extra resources, so the community is encouraged to support Como Robotics on the GIVEMN.com website. Donations are tax-deductible.
Support Close Up, too
Como’s annual student field trip to Washington, D.C., and participation in the national Close Up program is also dependent upon fundraising support from the community. A fundraising dinner will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Rosedale Shopping Center Chipotle. If customers tell the cashier they are supporting the Como Park Close Up trip, 50 percent of the order price will be donated to support the program.
Shadow in February
Prospective students who are interested in experiencing a day of Como Park High School are invited to shadow a current student on Wednesday, Feb. 7, or Thursday, Feb. 8. Parents of students who would like to shadow may register on the school website, www.comosr.spps.org, under “Families,” and then click the “shadowing and tours” link. Any questions can be referred to Dede at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-774-6825.