At the New Haven High School track, there is currently a shed under construction. The work on the shed continued this past weekend on Saturday, September 16th.
Mr. Hoener was asked how long he thinks the shed will take to be completed now and responded with, “I don’t see us finishing until spring, but it should be functional before the track and field season starts.”
A few staff members and administrators were asked what the shed will be used for and what the ideas are for it. Mr. Steinhoff answered, “There will be bathrooms, but the main purpose of the building is obviously for storage. Of course, that would include all of the track equipment such as the pole vault pit, the high jump pit, hurdles, and the equipment that is used for field events. However, we also intend to store equipment for all of our outdoor activities in there. This would include some baseball and softball equipment, pitching machines, and supplies for our cross country meet. The building has also been designed so that we can run concessions out of it and also time our meets from it rather than having to set up outside.”
Mr. Hoener addressed the costs so far by commenting, “So far an estimation would be $30,000. The funds have come from money leftover from the track fundraiser and from donations, so none of the money is coming from the district.”
Staff members were next asked about their feelings about the shed, and Mr. Tucker responded with, “I think it’s great. I would like to thank the workers and contractors for working on the shed for free and giving up their free time to work on the shed.”
The last question that was given to the staff members was if there are any other projects in mind, and Mr. Hoener said, “A sidewalk along the north side of school would be next if the school board allows it.”
Thank you to those who are working on the shed in your own free time. We are all excited to see what this shed has in store for our school and our athletic programs.