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The Skyline Horizon

Skyline’s Concerning Classroom Temperatures

As Skyline’s building has gotten older, the varying classroom temperatures have become more of an issue for the students and staff. While some teachers and students have a stronger opinion on the issue than others, they can all agree it affects their well-being throughout the school year. 

Adam Larson, Skyline’s Performing Arts teacher, has had students and himself sick during the week from the low temperatures in his room. “I’ve been out for a whole week myself because of being in here for over 12-13 hours from parent-teacher conferences in a room that was below 60 degrees,” Larson states. As a performing arts teacher, Larson knows that it is hard for his students to focus and play their instruments while being in uncomfortable temperatures. Nonetheless, the students and teachers have been doing all they can to keep things running smoothly. Larson has taken his students outside in the courtyard to practice when the classroom is not suitable to be in. 

Along with Larson, Jody Tolley, Skyline’s World Language teacher, has expressed how her students have been affected by the temperature in her room. Her classroom is exceptionally warm, and when asked about the topic, she stated “Granite has done a good job of trying to make sure that they take care of that, in the past they have brought in water bottles or let kids go outside. They do that because they know it does impact learning.” Both teachers have stated that they believe the only fix to this problem is the new building.

While all of Skyline has expressed concern about the varying temperatures between each side of the old building, students and teachers are staying positive. “We all do our best and stay as positive as possible and I think that’s awesome. We RISE here at Skyline.” Tolley states. As of right now, Skyline students should stay positive and wear layers until the new building is ready.

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Sophia Colby is a senior at Skyline High School. She enjoys reading, Disney movies, the color blue, and being with family in her free time. Sophia is looking to learn more writing techniques and improve her writing skills.

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