Academy of Finance off to a good start: Como’s Academy of Finance (AOF) is pleased to be connected with several companies this year to provide group mentoring to AOF students. Group mentors are committed to working in the classroom once a month, assisting with a variety of student projects.
Every AOF Business class has a semester project. Freshmen will conduct a financial literacy fair, sophomores present a product for consumption in a foreign country, juniors execute an accounting simulation and seniors work on a business communications project.
AOF mentoring partners that will host student presentations of projects at their companies or institution include longtime partners Xcel Energy, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the City of St. Paul. New partners include The Travelers and Grant Thornton LLP.
Link Crew welcomes freshmen: Como Park High School’s Link Crew welcomed and hosted Como’s incoming class of 2020 on Thursday, Sept. 1, for a four-hour orientation session. The Link Crew is comprised of 90 juniors and seniors who volunteer to be positive leaders and mentors for freshmen.
Link Crew leaders prepared for the event with two intensive days of training that focused on community and fellowship, leading up to the implementation of inclusive activities that provided new students with a sense of belonging. Faculty advisers for the Link Crew are Maria Cocchiarella and Alisson Hartzell.
Homecoming week is Oct. 3-7: Homecoming Spirit Week is scheduled for Oct. 3-7 with dress-up days, coronation of the royal court and a pep fest to recognize Cougar athletic teams. Saturday, Oct. 8, will be full of activity beginning with the homecoming parade at 11 a.m.
The parade route will proceed on Grotto, Wheelock and Victoria, and wind up back at school for a picnic. The homecoming football game is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Central High School’s Griffin Stadium and the homecoming dance will be held at the school that night.
Save the dates! The Como Theater and Music Department will present its annual fall musical in the Como Auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 10, and Friday, Nov. 11.
The show, “Yearbook Reflections,” is an upbeat musical about the willpower, compassion and humor found in every high school.