Friday, January 6th was the last day AHS students will walk into the Counseling Office to see Mr. Como and not see Mrs. Clark first. For twenty-two years, she has worked within the district, and for nineteen of those, assisting a very grateful Mr. Como in the counseling office.
What most students don’t know is her involvement in students seeing their grades – beyond help with scheduling and appointments, she also coordinates not only schedules for open house, but helps facilitate student schedules and the grading software so that you can see your grades.
We stopped by during her last week and asked a few questions for reflection and advice:
What would you like to say to the students at AHS in general about your time here?
So, my time here has been wonderful, first of all, and I’ve enjoyed watching the kids grow from 9th graders to seniors. It’s enjoyable to see them grow and become mature and watch them graduate, and become young adults.
Any specific stories stand out to you?
I don’t have any specific stories. I love the senior picnics, the senior speeches. That’s pretty much it.
What should students be proud about here?
They should be proud of what they accomplish here. I graduated from Avonworth and I’m proud to be a part of this school for so many years and I hope that all of you are proud of being a part of the district and of what you accomplish as well.
What could they be better at?
We don’t always try when we’re here, so maybe try to be better at your classes and don’t take it for granted every day. What you’re working on now, try very hard at everything you’re doing while you’re here. Don’t have regrets, work really hard at what you’re doing now.
What should students know about your old job here that could make the job easier for the next person?
Come in and ask questions. Don’t be afraid to come in and ask for help. The job is very easy. A lot of kids don’t even realize I’m here. They don’t even realize this office is here and walk right past. So, stop in and introduce yourself and say hi.
Reporting by Dylan Lope and Jase Klatzkin