The school store officially opened on March 10th. Designed by Ms. Giovanardi’s CAD class and run by the life skills program, the post-grad program, and Ms. McBride’s business class, the Raider Zone is open during the lunch hours.
Everything from school supplies to Melrose attire will be sold in the store. “Apparel would be sweatshirts, t-shirts, scarves. And school supplies would be anything you need during the day,” said Mr. Lawlor, a life skills teacher at Melrose High.
At the school store, students can buy pens, pencils, calculators, USB drives, WhiteOut, and notebooks: “stuff that [students] come and ask [the teachers] for,” Mr. Lawlor said. “It is the convenience of needing something while in school.” The prices of these products vary; Pens will be under a dollar, T-shirts and sweatshirts will be sold at ten dollars. Calculators will be two dollars and notebooks will be a dollar. The school store tries to keep the prices around a dollar.
The money the school store gets will be reinvested in the school store. The school received donations for the opening of the store, so the money will be used to buy more products for the store.