Students adapt to changes in schools

There were many changes to the school from 1989 to 1990. The biggest difference was the school. That year they moved from the ‘23 building to the ‘89 building.

Open campus was taken away because there was always trash littering the school grounds. When they moved to the new building they changed from letting everyone have open campus, to closed campus.

“The last year we were in the ‘23 building, it was my first year teaching.  One change was that everyone had open campus. When we started school in this building the Fine Arts center wasn’t here so we did all our convos in the gym and we would set up the stage in the commons.” Business teacher Teresa Hansmire said.

According to the 1990 yearbook, “On August 22, there was a traffic jam. 165 cars were trying to park in the 165 parking spaces. Everyone was confused and disoriented in the new school. They had to acclimate to the new school and find new places for their group to hang out, eat and to park.” Many of the students’ parents did not tolerate disrespect in their homes, which in turn made the students respect their teachers more. Now the students’ parents try not to punish their kids because they think that their kids might hate them because of their discipline, which make them less demanding. This makes the students respect their parents and teachers less.

“The students respected the teachers more when they went to school in the ‘23 building than they do now. Back then students respected their parents more but now a lot of students are on their own a lot of the time which gives little respect to parents and also to teachers,” substitute teacher Bob Bauer said.

The 1989 yearbook states that “the students were looking towards a better future and a better school. They were ready to move to the new school and ready for the changes.”

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The old school was built in 1923. There were other buildings that the students had to walk to to get to their other classes. Photo by: Stephen Engelman

The 1989 yearbook states that “the students were looking towards a better future and a better school. They were ready to move to the new school and ready for the changes.”

“The big difference from this school and the ‘23 building is that you had classes in the ‘23 building but also had classes in the superintendent’s building so the students had to leave the building to get to some of their classes.” Social studies teacher Randy Simpson said. No matter what classes or teachers have changed over the years, the history of FHS is relevant today.

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The new school was built in 1989. The students were both happy and confused with their new school. Photo by: Ludwig Von Thurn

The new school was built in 1989. The students were both happy and confused with their new school. Photo by: Ludwig Von Thurn