The Principal’s Cafe. It sounds like a scene from a movie, but in actuality, Lord Botetourt principal Janet Womack is serving pizza, chips, cookies, drinks and water to students in her “cafe.”
Once per month 15 students sign up to have lunch with her. She said, “I use it as a way to get to know more of the student body.” Womack is the principal of the largest school in Botetourt’s school division with a student body at capacity of 1,100.
“I get to hear from them what they like and don’t like and get to know them a little better.” She goes through all three lunch periods with 15 kids at each time. She is meeting and speaking with 45 students per Principal’s Cafe. “The students get to sign up once and I hope to do this throughout the school year!” she said enthusiastically.