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Maintenance staff deals with winter weather, explains construction, welcomes new member

Maintenance worker Fred Napier shows Maintenance worker Jack Seves how to check the temperatures in the building and make sure the boilers are working properly. One job of the maintenance staff is to make sure the building stays warm during the cold winter months.

Lillian He

January 24, 2020

The persistent winter weather and cold temperatures present challenges and additional tasks for the maintenance staff. Maintenance worker Fred Napier said that due to the weather the maintenance staff has to make sure all the drives stay clear around all entrances to the building. This was especially ...

Maintenance staff prepares for sports, performing arts, winter weather

 Maintenance worker Fred Napier looks at work orders on his computer in the maintenance shop. Napier said that not only does the maintenance staff have to deal with big things like transitioning between sports seasons, but they also have to keep up with the day to day needs of the school and whatever teachers request.

Lillian He

December 8, 2019

With the end of the football season this past weekend, winter sports are in full swing. This means additional tasks for the maintenance staff as they make sure all these sports have the equipment and area they need. Maintenance worker Fred Napier said via email, “We are preparing for inside winte...

Maintenance staff transitions to winter by clearing snow, keeping school warm, prepares for sports

Maintenance worker Fred Napier scrolls through work orders on his computer in the maintenance shop. Napier said that not only does the maintenance staff have to deal with big things like salting parking lots, but they also have to keep up with the day to day needs of the school in the form of work orders.

Lillian He

November 17, 2019

The maintenance staff is getting ready for winter. Every year, cold weather brings a multitude of new responsibilities. According to maintenance worker Fred Napier, one of the most pressing issues they dealt with today was clearing the snow that fell last night. Napier said via email, “We had to c...

Maintenance staff starts year with football, work orders

Maintenance worker Fred Napier holds the ladder for another maintenance worker as they fix a light that has gone out in the maintenance shop. This is the same kind of thing they do when teachers submit work orders.

Lillian He

September 10, 2019

The beginning of the year is one of the busiest times for the maintenance staff according to maintenance worker Fred Napier. Napier said that while they are still wrapping up summer construction, they also have a variety of other responsibilities. “When school starts the big thing is fo...

Maintenance of Murray: Users, maintenance workers of Murray Stadium discuss importance of maintaining field

FIELD TIME:
The fields in Murray Stadium are used year-round my multiple different sports. Maintenance worker Fred Napier said  most people do not expect the time needed to maintain the field.

Satvik Kandru

May 23, 2019

As fans of both the  lacrosse and soccer teams line up in the bleachers, the glowing lights of the Murray Stadium reflect on the painted white lines that run across the field. For an average student, this might not mean much, but for maintenance worker Fred Napier these white lines are a part of a ted...

Maintenance staff to repaint part of freshman gym

Maintenance worker Fred Napier prepares to repaint the wooden boards in the freshman gym. The maintenance staff had to do many little things around the school everyday to keep it in working order.

April 18, 2018

In the next couple of days, the maintenance staff will be repainting part of the freshman gym. The paint on the ceilings of the two side alcoves has begun to chip off, exposing and cracking the wood underneath. The staff will put in new wooden boards and cover them with a layer of white paint. “The...