School revamps sports facilities

September 15, 2008 — by Kavya Nagarajan and Mika Padmanabhan

Along with welcoming new students this year, students can also welcome many new changes made to the campus.

One change is the gym lobby that was completed around the end of the school year. Besides the new, bigger glass front, the administration has added a trophy cabinet, improved the concession stand and redone all the bathrooms inside.

According to assistant principal Joe Bosco, the administration also plans on putting tables in the lobby so that people can enjoy their food there since they are not allowed to eat in inside the gym.

Inside the gym, new pads have been placed on the walls. On the outside, Bosco said there are plans to plant trees in planter boxes going out towards the parking lots to make the front of the school look less bare.

Along with these changes to the gym, the administration has changed the turf on the football field. The new falcon logo has been painted over the old one and the workers have painted in field hockey lines so the girls can play on the turf.

“There was a CCS requirement to put a dotted white line all the way around the field to keep people off the field during the games,” said Bosco.

The bathroom near the track has also finally been cleaned up and redone with newly installed fixtures because it was previously in an unusable condition.

According to Bosco, there are plans to put a sport court in the dirt area near the track behind the scoreboard for students to play basketball. However, the administration is still looking to receive donations to fund that project.

They are also looking to make a full snack shack area near the field but are not expecting to do so for another few years for the lack of funding reasons.

“We are living here right now,” said Bosco. “We need to do what we can to make the campus look nice for us and for the future.”

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