Unfortunately, FHS’s “glass palace” will no longer continue to be worked on. Much like the postponement of the new Grading for Learning due to needed time, FHS can no longer continue its construction due to cutting in funds. Also, its disruptive nature has been found to be somewhat harmful to students academic performance as strong tar fumes and loud drilling often induce headaches (headaches almost comparable to your calc homework).Therefore it is in FHS’s best interest to spread out the load of construction to not only spread out the financial burden but limit its effects on students to shorter periods of time. Current work on the building will be covered up and workers will try to make it as convenient as possible for students to continue with their normal routine despite the halted construction. Until work on the Auditorium can resume, the current structure and areas that are already in place will be used as storage areas. The hallways will remain as they are now despite the fact that there is no projected date for when construction will begin again. However, this halt will not affect the creation of the new sports fields or the Saber Stadium Project. That show must go on. 😉
On a more positive note, FHS has decided to roll out the books and textbooks and commit to rolling in the laptop carts. FHS wants to begin the transition into an all digital high school. That would mean students would constantly be in the cloud(s) (both digitally and metaphorically if they phase out the netbooks for newer models). Our high school believes that this will compliment both the new school which is designed to be technologically advanced (whenever it is finished) and the new grading system. Together with an unlimited access to software and the World Wide Web the knowledge of the world is at our fingertips. This is not being seen as a threat to the past ways of the textbook or novel for the quality of which the information in the books is presented is only enhanced by the digital world. Books don’t have autodefine or instant google. In the words of Ray Bradbury, “It’s not books you need, it’s some of the things that once were in books. The same things could be in the ‘parlor families’ today. The same infinite detail and awareness could be projected through the radios, and televisors, but are not. No,no it’s not books at all you’re looking for! …Books were only one type or receptacle where we stored a lot of things we were afraid we might forget.” So really, change can only be for the better.
Overall, while FHS construction may be halted it will not hinder the progress that is taking place. The break from construction takes a burden off of everyone and the coming of new technology gives us something to look forward to.
DISCLAIMER: This article was merely for fun and for some satirical purposes and should not be taken seriously for factual evidence in any way. While some of its content has factual basis, the truth has been twisted. The Saber Slate has no problem with the progress occurring at FHS because frankly, we are part of that said progress. If you would like to support the Saber Stadium Project please visit http://www.saberstadiumproject.com/home.