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Classes to move back to originally-scheduled rooms

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C.J. Getting
Room 218 was closed due to exterior construction in Sept. It will reopen for classes on Oct. 2.

Classes at Central will move back into their originally-scheduled rooms on Oct. 2 after several classes on Central’s eastern wall were relocated due to construction at the start of the school year.

The rooms were originally planned to be off limits for all of first semester, but the rooms will open ahead of schedule since construction was less extensive than originally planned. 

“When we first talked about it, we thought that it was going to be a much bigger project than it really is,” said Carrie McFadden, Assistant Principal for Operations. “We thought we might have to replace steel beams or reinforce them, but the beams are fine. They’re rusty because of the water drainage that had been in there, but it wasn’t as big of a deal as we thought to begin with.”

There will still be some construction noises in the rooms through October.

“It’s not going to be a constant noise; it’s not going to be all day long,” McFadden said. “If you happen to be giving a test [in one of the rooms] and that is one of those noisy days, there are open classrooms and I’ve given them a chart of what’s open what period so that [teachers] know that there’s a place to relocate.”

All homerooms will now be in classrooms, after several were held in Central’s LC, auditorium lobby and other “creative spaces” due to the construction, McFadden said.

AP and Honors Biology teacher Amy Hastings is one of the teachers who was relocated during the construction.

“Being displaced has had some challenges with knowing where things are at having everything I need for certain labs in the classroom,” Hastings said. “ Even though I’m in another science classroom, I’m not in a biology classroom. I have to completely plan out my day because I can’t just run next door and grab stuff if I don’t have it. I have to run all the way across the third floor to get it.”

Hastings will now be back in her original room, Room 317.

“I was very excited and very relieved [when I found out I’d be back in my classroom],” Hastings said. “That’s my comfort area. It’ll be nice to be back.”

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Jake Pfeiffer
Jake Pfeiffer, Editor-in-Chief
Jake Pfeiffer is a senior, entering his third year on the Central Times staff, this time as Editor-in-Chief. Jake joined CT as a sophomore because he wanted to write news, but since then he has grown to love just about every element of journalism. While it is rare to see Jake anywhere other than the CT office, occasionally you can find him captaining Central’s debate team, watching baseball, listening to a seemingly endless amount of podcasts or drowning in college applications.
C.J. Getting
C.J. Getting, News Editor
C.J. is a junior entering his third year on Staff for the Central Times. He’s always loved writing news, and is excited to work as the News Editor this year. When he’s not writing for CT, C.J. can be found captaining the Debate Team or helping out SAC or JSA. He also desperately needs to detox from volunteering. After graduation, C.J. hopes to major in Political Science and spend too much money on Law School someday.
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