Thompson hallways close, lockers move (again)


Bobby Verhey

Construction begins on the Thompson wing as renovations of the school continue.

Bobby Verhey, RubicOnline Editor

With the end of the construction of old main this past weekend, administrative offices, debate, and history classes moved out of the Thompson wing and into their new home.  The end of one project represented the start of a new one, with part two of the upper school renovations of SPA’s construction process beginning immediately on the unoccupied Thompson wing. While this move has changed classroom locations, and lunchroom accessibility; it has also affected locker location, as many lockers have been moved into Old Main and the athletic hallway.

Dean of Students Chantal Thornberry said, “Tenth and eleventh graders that requested a locker in the fall will get a locker in Old Main classrooms, and seniors will temporarily be moved to the athletic hallway.”

Senior Matt Pauly, who had a locker in the Thompson wing, said, “It was kind of an inconvenience to move everything, but I think the end result will be worth it.”

Some students have stopped using lockers because of the change. Senior Will Swanson said, “My new locker is a little out of the way, so I don’t think I will use it.”

Since the start of the year, more and more lockers have been moved into classrooms in the Schilling Center and Old Main.

Junior Liam Will said, “The lockers in classrooms can be very hard to use during the day.”

It was kind of an inconvenience to move everything, but I think the end result will be worth it.”

— Senior Matt Pauly

However, some students look at it differently. “Even though moving into a classroom is going to be hard to adjust to at the start, I think that in a couple years it will become normal for everyone,” sophomore Mimi Longe said.

The Thompson wing will remain under construction through the end of the year.