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

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

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 department to de-winterize sports fields, continue preparing coolers

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 staff to get chillers ready for spring’s warmer weather

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

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 to change outside lights to LEDs

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)

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

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 department prepares for spring season

Beats

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

Maintenance and custodial departments ready for potential severe weather

Beats

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

Beats

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,...

Maintenance department prepares for sectional game against Warren Central

Beats

November 3, 2011

The maintenance department is preparing for the Nov. 4 Sectional game against Warren Central. The game is expected to attract many people due to Warren Central's 22-20 defeat of Carmel earlier this season. “There will be a packed crowd,” said maintenance foreman Mike Wyatt. According to Wyatt,...

Maintenance department prepares for upcoming winter sports

Beats

October 25, 2011

The maintenance department is getting ready for the upcoming basketball and swimming seasons, which start  mid-November. “We make sure all the scoring, sound systems and lighting is all working,” said Mike Wyatt, maintenance foreman. The maintenance department will also make sure that the...