The Irving Chamber held a ribbon cutting for the MacArthur Claw store.

MacArthur High recently hosted a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting for the Cardinal Claw, a spirit shop managed by students in business and marketing classes. The store was designed to serve as a spirit shop as well as the central location for all campus clubs and organizations to sell their fund-raising items – be it a T-shirt, water bottle, cap or pompoms. The store also offers concessions and school supplies.

Although business and marketing students will decide what items will be sold and how to market the store, they aren’t the only ones helped with the project. The construction classes led the remodel of the school store. At the grand opening celebration, students in the hospitality program served hors d’oeuvres, which were prepared by students in the culinary program.

The Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber presented district representatives with a book of business cards and a plaque denoting the store’s membership to the chamber. In addition, a representative with State Rep. Rodney Anderson’s office presented a certificate of congratulations.

The Cardinal Claw will be open during the school’s three lunch periods (between 11:15 a.m. and 12:55 p.m.). Organizers plan to eventually extend store hours to before and after school. Phase II of the school store’s plan, to be implemented in the 2016-17 school year, includes launching a store website where customers can shop online.

Check @MHSCardinalClaw for the store’s new products and specials.

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