Construction and classroom don’t mix

Behind the bars at Charles Hays Secondary School students and staff are suffering with piercing headaches as drills and hammers resonate.

~By Naomi Kowal

Behind the bars at Charles Hays Secondary School students and staff are suffering with piercing headaches as the drills and hammers continue to resonate through the halls.

Nearly two years later, the construction continues to mosey along at CHSS. Although progress has been made, it has been tiptoeing along as we, the students and staff, are forced to adapt to the booming and rambunctious sounds that have us fearing the roof will collapse! All the while, we are expected to work and learn in this environment. How are we supposed to do so when we can’t even concentrate?

So why isn’t it done yet? Although I understand it is being done to better the school and ensure it is a safe place to inhabit, but is it really safe for us to be there now, in the middle of a construction zone?

Besides, I was under the impression that PRMS was what really needed work. It needs to be modified urgently to ensure safety standards. And yet, CHSS is still taking the blow.

Honestly, I can almost relate this situation to the First World War. Dramatically, of course, “the construction will be finished in time for Christmas”,  is a modern day the-soldiers-will-be-home in-time-for-Christmas. I’m not necessarily sure there was a projected finish date for the construction, but if there was, it should have been a lot sooner than this.

How much longer will we have to endure this?

Luckily for me, I’m graduating in a few months so I won’t have to worry about it ever again.

But what about when I come back for Christmas break?

Reading Break?

Summertime?

My 10-year reunion?

Will it be done then?