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Construction update at WHS By: Kamren Hale

Q/A with Mr.Stamm about the construction

This is an update on how the construction is going at Waynesboro High School. Even though things haven’t gone to plan, we are still on track for finish time and looking forward to the new addition to the building. Some of the staff and students can’t wait.

Left side of the building that’s under construction

Giant Word: What can we expect to see this semester and also next semester?

Stamm: Locker rooms and coaches offices will be complete by early September, as well as the painting in the gym.  You will see construction move to classrooms on the second floor and old library. The new multipurpose building and auditorium addition will be completed as well.

GW: How do you think this change and construction will affect the 2019-2020 school year?


Stamm : There are always setbacks in a major renovation.  That being said, we have had to push completion dates a few times for a variety of circumstances.

Q: Do you feel like our school is more secure since the new office was installed?


Stamm : Absolutely, Increasing security is a major focus during our renovation.  Our new lock system at the front door, as well as lockdown features on our new interior doors, allow us to quickly secure the building and classrooms.

Q: Were there any major or minor setbacks during the construction over the summer?


Stamm : I enjoy seeing how our staff, students, and parents respond to the changes.  I love seeing the excitement everyone has when something is new, clean, and crisp.  I also enjoy the planning process, it allows us to look at things differently, such as how we structure the day for our students and use our facility.
So far we are inside painting the walls and doing our new back rooms in the gym and they are also giving the athletic trainer a new office, and also the locker rooms in the gym for the basketball team is being finished up and now we are looking forward to future renovations to be made.


Construction of the outside

Q: What plans are in effect for the back half of the school?


Stamm : The former small gym area will have a multi purpose room built in its place, which will provide a flexible area as well as a new fitness center.  Down the road, a new gymnasium will be built where the current 70’s addition stands.

Q: What are your favorite things about the renovations? What do you think about it? How do you feel about it?


Stamm : I enjoy seeing how our staff, students, and parents respond to the changes.  I love seeing the excitement everyone has when something is new, clean, and crisp.  I also enjoy the planning process, it allows us to look at things differently, such as how we structure the day for our students and use our facility.

So, in conclusion we are looking forward for a better, nicer, and bigger school for the 2019-2021 school year.

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