First day in new Guilford high school (N&R)

SchoolCenter PictureNorthern’s open.

And let me wish them the very best. We will keep our eyes out on them, for if things begin to deteriorate there, we will certainly bring this to our school board’s attention, as we’ve been doing for the past year. A brand new school has high hopes, and should not be permitted to fail.

An excerpt from today’s N&R:

The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. That feeling of belonging and school spirit will come, principal Joe Yeager said. “One day is not going to make a community, but you have to start somewhere and that’s what we’re trying to do,” he said.

For most of Tuesday, students from both high schools seemed awkward around each other while workers busied themselves painting walls and unfurling rolls of grass. At lunch, Northwest students ate on one side of the atrium, Northeast kids on the other.


E.C. 🙂


3 Responses

  1. Now we can see why it costs GCS tens of millions of dollars more to build a school than other districts. We must be pleased for the students of Northern, but what price did thousands of other students pay sitting in mobile cottages for class rooms so this could be built? Is it possible for every GCS student to attend class in such nice digs? Do we have enough money?

  2. Stormy, I know you’ve brought up the comparative costs of new high schools in Forsyth County with the new high schools here in Guilford County before. While no one begrudges any student the right to attend a nice, clean, comfortable campus, it does seem that these new GCS schools are loaded with frills and extras. Otherwise, how can Forsyth build high schools for so much less than GCS? The difference in cost is in the millions – it’s not chump change.

    Erik, when you get on the school board, please keep an eye on these construction costs. While I don’t dispute that we have a real need for new schools, renovating old schools and additional space, I am convinced that the school board is not spending our tax dollars wisely.

  3. JS: You better believe I will. See, to me, it’s real simple…why are we spending our dollars for toilets that flush with rainwater…when we haven’t had any rain??? To me, that’s a frill.

    Remember, part of my plan is to take GCS completely out of the construction and real estate business entirely.

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