School Changes

School Changes

Carrie Anne Mundy, Staff Writer

Northgate has been going through some significant changes lately: a new parking lot, new hallways, new faculty, and staff. All of these changes were timely with Mrs. Wilkes stepping up to become the new principal of Northgate. The changes she helped accomplish were to help boost school spirit. She and other administrators overlooked the renovations of the school: things as little as the new sinks, new vinyl on the walls, new “Clear Touch” Promethean boards to the much bigger renovations which includes the new parking lot, new fine arts building next to the 500/100 halls, the new main hallway along with the new “Northgate High School” sign at the front of the building. Mrs. Wilkes also ensured we have extra tailgating spots for students to come and hang out before the games. There is one located in front of the graveyard and another one beside the stadium. The one next to the stadium is also where the Senior Sunrise is held. This is a new tradition where once a month, the seniors gather on a Friday morning at 7:50 am where they eat breakfast and talk about college and life. These changes are what make Northgate so unique.

The things that put Northgate on top. We take these things for granted yet there is so much more that goes on behind the scenes. All these constructions, renovations, and revamping of the school happen with so many people’s interests at heart. Although the school did change things drastically about the appearance of the school, they did their best to preserve the cultural history of the institution. This helps keep the past alive in students’ minds. Kids who went to Northgate years ago will still be able to tell that it is their school, but the renovations relate back to the times. Northgate must age with society and keep things modern; keeping things updated helps the students focus on school work and spirit. Back in 2018, the class of 2022 was freshmen. The school’s sinks were hardly working, the heating and air conditioning in the school was lacking, and it was crowded in the hallways. When the school came up with enough money in our renovation accounts, they fixed these problems. New sinks, new thermostats in the rooms, and larger hallways. The school looks much more open and welcoming to new students.