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D211 Post: Cougar Perk Returns In a Modified Way

           For more than a decade, one thing staff at James B. Conant High School could count on was the presence of the student run bakery Cougar Perk during the spring semester.  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 season of the café was cut short.              In early February, instructors of Conant’s Practices in Entrepreneurship announced that Cougar Perk would be returning in a modified capacity.             “We are pick-up only,” said Conant High School ...

D211 Post: Cougar Perk Returns for 9th Year

            At 5:30 on a Friday morning, a small group of students and teachers walk in to James B. Conant High School to begin cooking.  These individuals are members of a student run café called Cougar Perk, which sells baked goods and coffee to faculty and staff members of Township High School District 211.  On Jan. 26, the café started its ninth year.             The Cougar Perk operates every Friday through the second semester allows students to experience multiple aspects of operating a small bakery.  For students to participate, they ...

Student-Run Cafe Perks Up CHS Faculty, Staff

On select Fridays during second semester at Conant High School, a group of students arrive at school at 6:30 a.m. dressed in bright blue uniforms ready to open and prepare for Cougar Perk, a student-run café that serves coffee and baked goods to faculty and staff. Cougar Perk is part of the Business Education and Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) departments modeled after the same course at Schaumburg High School. Students are part of the year-long course and learn about entrepreneurship and all aspects of running a business. “One of the best things about Cougar Perk is these are kids that might not be connected to school in another ...