New Haven High School is all about safety. Keeping their students safe is their number one priority, which is why FCCLA has taken it upon themselves to create the new black curtain-like covers to go over the small windows on the doors of the classrooms. The club is hoping to have this accomplished by Thanksgiving. The entire club has been assigned to help make the curtains, they all either work before or after school trying to make the deadline that Mrs. Jamie Miller has set for them. Although they have been working on these for weeks now they still have a few weeks left to go.
Although many do not like the topic of school violence, it is a serious and prominent topic that must be discussed in order to make sure that students are at their safest when in the school building. That is why New Haven High School has started making these black covers to go over the windows of the classrooms. This is to ensure that a threat cannot see into the classroom. The curtains are currently in the process of being made. Each door in the building will get one to hang in their classroom. FCCLA has to make a total of 80 curtains.
The process of making the curtains is proving to be very time consuming. FCCLA has many steps to take in making the curtains:
First, they have to measure out the sizes on the curtains to fit the windows of the doors. Then they have to sew in the magnets on the bottom and the rods through the top. Lastly, they need to attach the strap and velcro to the curtain and finish it with a button hole.
Some thoughts the students have on the curtains are:
Dalyla Hurst, senior, stated that “I think they will be useful because they cover the windows and make me feel safer in the classroom.”
Lauralie Grater, senior, expressed that “Even though it is my last year here, [it] makes me feel much safer knowing that my younger siblings will be safe and hidden away if something bad were to happen.”
Aaron Remillard, freshman, commented that “I think that they will be useful in keeping students safe.”
Chloe Kearney, junior, said that “I feel like it is a great way to make us safer and to feel much more comfortable at school.”
The students at New Haven High School expressed their thoughts and seem to feel much safer knowing that the faculty at the high school is working hard to keep them safe.