With additional COVID-19 regulations, staff members find themselves working harder during school hours

With additional COVID-19 regulations, staff members find themselves working harder during school hours

Archit Kalra, Aniket Biswal

September 25, 2020

Before COVID-19 shut this school down in March, French teacher Lisa Carroll already had her lessons planned out for the upcoming year. She knew she could use materials from past years to help her teach concepts to students intent on learning. However, with the new challenges in this school year, Carroll...

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 to continue mowing grass, maintaining stadium, fixing roof leaks, preparing for graduation

 Maintenance worker Fred Napier talks on the phone with the company that helps fix the school’s roof leaks. This is one of many things that maintenance workers have to do to help keep our school in prime condition.

Lillian He

May 14, 2019

Now that spring is in full swing and the school year is coming to an end the maintenance staff has more to do than ever. According to maintenance worker Fred Napier, this is the maintenance staff’s busiest time of the year. One thing that Napier has said they are working on is mowing the grass aroun...

Maintenance department to de-winterize sports fields, continue preparing coolers

Maintenance worker Fred Napier points to one of the school’s boilers. The maintenance department is currently working on preparing the school’s coolers for the upcoming warmer weather and they have an outside company helping them.

Lillian He

March 27, 2019

With the start of spring sports like track and lacrosse, the sports fields need to be de-winterized. Maintenance worker Fred Napier said, “We spring clean the stadiums…turning on all the water we turned off…we turn all that off in winter because the water lines will freeze and burst. Water swells w...

Maintenance staff to get chillers ready for spring’s warmer weather

Maintenance worker Fred Napier holds a new water fountain that he will use to replace a water fountain that has broken. This is one of many routine tasks that the maintenance staff does to keep everything running smoothly.

Lillian He

March 7, 2019

The main goal of the maintenance staff over the next few weeks is to get the school ready for the approaching spring. The largest component of this is prepping and turning the school's chillers back on. Maintenance worker Fred Napier said, “We don’t keep the chillers on during the winter. The chi...

Maintenance staff to continue repairing school after explosion, clear walkways of snow

Maintenance worker Fred Napier sits at his computer looking through work orders. Work orders can be submitted by teachers around the building to let the maintenance staff know what needs to be fixed. Napier said, “This is an important part of our job as well. We spend just as much time sitting at computers as we do actually doing things around the school.”

Lillian He

January 23, 2019

Due to the explosion that occurred over winter break, the maintenance staff is finding themselves busier than normal during this time of the year. Maintenance worker Fred Napier said, “(We’re) getting everything put back together...one of the big things is making sure we have heat in the building...

Maintenance to change outside lights to LEDs

Maintenance worker Fred Napier points to a light in the activities office that went out earlier this week. This was one of many work orders that the maintenance staff has to look at on a daily basis.

Lillian He

December 12, 2018

As winter approaches, the maintenance staff is preparing for the cold weather by finishing up some of their last work outside. Maintenance foreman Mike Wyatt said one of the changes they hope to implement is the change of several light bulbs around the school from metal halide bulbs to light emitting diod...

Repair, Then Renovate: CHS should consider adding to the maintenance budget rather than taking on costly renovations.

Repair, Then Renovate: CHS should consider adding to the maintenance budget rather than taking on costly renovations.

HiLite Staff, Staff

August 15, 2017

Step inside one of the many bathrooms of CHS, and it’s not unlikely that one will find stalls with broken locks, malfunctioning toilets with various marks and scratches and small puddles covering the bathroom floor. The faulty restroom dilemma has plagued CHS for years, and while other ameniti...

A look into the life of a custodian (Behind the Scenes)

CHS custodian Susie Denson doing what she does best in Family Consumer Science room after school.

Julianna Kessilyas, Reporter

October 20, 2016

When students leave CHS, custodians venture around doing their job, involving their utmost power and effort that takes to make the school prepared for whatever may be thrown in its direction. Many students go about their days not considering what happens when they are not around. While others like j...

Maintenance department prepares for spring season

Maintenance foreman Mike Wyatt takes the top off of a boiler plug. Wyatt does this in order to clean the inside of the plug for inspection. He also has to clean the chillers to prepare them for use.


March 5, 2013

As the temperature changes, the maintenance department is ready to turn on the air conditioning in CHS. Maintenance department member Mike Wyatt said, “We’re getting ready for air conditioning. We tore apart the air conditioners and cleaned them up for inspection. We passed the inspection, and we are ready to put them together. During...

Maintenance and custodial departments ready for potential severe weather

Custodian Susie Denson searchs her cart for cleaning supplies in the E hallway. Assistant principal Doug Bird said the maintenance and custodial departments are preparing for any severe weather, in addition to their regular duties. CLAUDIA HUANG / PHOTO


November 7, 2012

According to Assistant Principal Doug Bird, the maintenance and custodial departments are prepared for possible hazardous weather in the winter months. Bird said, "Indiana weather is very unpredictable, but we are prepared to handle almost anything that happens." Bird said that the maintenance and custodial departments have already purchased and received en...

School starts spring maintenance, plans for summer construction


April 16, 2012

The recent change to spring-like weather has brought about the new cycle of maintenance and upkeep at CHS. As the weather has gotten warmer, the time when CHS switches the temperature of the building comes closer. According to assistant principal Doug Bird, the temperature at CHS is changed twice a year,...