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Jan. 16th, 2006 | 02:19 pm
posted by: jocelmeow in lbalumni

Apparently it cost $92 a square foot to renovate our dear alma mater. Has anyone seen any of the results when driving by yet?

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-Jenn-

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from: mmleadinglady
date: Jan. 16th, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC)
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I've driven past a few times while I've been home on break - it looks really different!

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molly

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from: fairygurl11
date: Jan. 16th, 2006 10:30 pm (UTC)
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i was actually inside just the other day. the new classrooms are nice. they are like... real classrooms, real doors and real walls- i was shocked, as well as lost. subschool 5 and 6 are now where subschool 1 and 2 were and vice versa. english rooms are in the former business deptmartment. some of the lockers have been moved around within the subschools. the new subschools 5 and 6 are laid out weird, it's like a maze. there's a single central library, but i was lost enough i didn't seek it out. it's not the same school we went to, it's different even for me and i graduated in 2004. but other than the structure out front that is the new main enterance, i approve. (the new main enterance just feels odd)

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Catty Feminist

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from: jocelmeow
date: Jan. 16th, 2006 10:38 pm (UTC)
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Do you know if 5 and 6 are in the places of 1 and 2 for the time being, or permanently?

I haven't seen any of the renovation myself - I walked from the theatre hallway to the main office in early September, but none of that had been worked on yet...I was slightly terrified by the chaotic hordes of teenagers and wanted to escape more than I wanted to see what was new. I suddenly realized I was not a teenager anymore.

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molly

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from: fairygurl11
date: Jan. 16th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
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oh, it's permanant. the word was going around at the end of 2004, before the actual renovations began. it's to have the middle school-er's closer to the gym/music type classes they have and not have to go through the highschool to do so (or outside)- too tramatic i guess. and i went after school got out for the day last thursday, so not too many people there. though i did spot mrs. roupas- by the way, security office is now in the new subschol five, found that out. but i do think it's going to be nice when it's finally done, it almost seemed like a new school on that end they've completed, if the main hallway weren't the same, it could've fooled me, minus the whole ceiling missing in some parts and ladders and such half way down the main hallway.

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Catty Feminist

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from: jocelmeow
date: Jan. 16th, 2006 11:40 pm (UTC)
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I suppose it makes more sense to have the 7th-10th graders closer to the gym (if the gym requirement is still what it was when I was there, which may be a big wrong assumption), but iti always seemed like a good thing to me to have the middle schoolers sort of out on the end there in their own little world a bit. Plus, having to run the whole length of the school in eight minutes carrying all your books because there's no time to go to your locker because you have to run the whole length of the school builds character.

The one thing I would have absolutely done, had I been involved in the planning process, was be sure there was a way to get from SS5 upstairs to the gym/health hallway, without involving going downstairs, through SS6, and then through the hallway right outside SS6. That was always the worst bottleneck of the entire place. Did that get resolved?

It is incredible to me that Ms. Roupas is still there. I am still not entirely convinced that she is not a cyborg.

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molly

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from: fairygurl11
date: Jan. 17th, 2006 12:45 am (UTC)
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well, they have yet to really do anything to subschool 5 and 6... old subschool 5 and 6 now i guess. they've started- i couldn't find the secretary's desk- they've re-routed it a little, since the media centers aren't there any more, being media centers that is, but other than that, the only difference is the teachers in there- there's middle school teachers down there already. so i don't know what they have planned for that part of the hallway, but seeing the stairwells were the same in the new part of the school, i predict it isn't going to be resolved, because yeah 7th-10th graders still do p.e.

and ms. roupas, i don't think she's human either- something about a grown woman wearing shorts when it's snowing outside doesn't make sense. and she had a cane this year, i was told, for some knee surgury or something- and still keeping her normal pace down the hallways

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Catty Feminist

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from: jocelmeow
date: Jan. 17th, 2006 12:54 am (UTC)
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On the staircases: well - oh well.

Ms. Roupas really is the stuff of legend.

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-Jenn-

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from: mmleadinglady
date: Jan. 17th, 2006 02:06 am (UTC)
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She had knee surgery when I went there and we used to joke that she got a bionic leg installed because she could still outrun most of the people at school even with the "brace" on!

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evelyn

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from: nonperdeventura
date: Jan. 16th, 2006 10:58 pm (UTC)
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i drove by the outside over xmas break...looked like a maximum security facility...

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Catty Feminist

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from: jocelmeow
date: Jan. 16th, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC)
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The tiny windows and the barbed wire pointing inward on the top of the fences always did help with that sort of atmosphere, too.

I do wish they'd done something about the tiny windows.

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havorc

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from: havorc
date: Jan. 24th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
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In the 80's, when I was there, we had to make it from SS1 to gym in 5... FIVE minutes.... not 8...

The place has been slowly changing from the open plan that was begun in the 60's before opening in the 70's to the current, boxed in, walled in, jail-like structure that it has become...

I get back every year or so, and stop by (because I am a teacher now, (oh, since '90) and was working at WS for a few years most recently. (English.. Mr. Martin)

Sad to see the old girl change, but it is moving along with the times... it is much better than all the trailers that began in the 80's...

Brian Martin
Class of '85

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