CHUGIAK HIGH SCHOOL, A HELPING HAND BY GWEN MUELLER
After the earthquake on the 30th of November, Gruening Middle School was one of the structures deemed no longer operable. The Anchorage School District decided that Gruening Middle School students would be moved to Chugiak High School. They were put in the extra Chugiak classrooms throughout the school. As a Chugiak High School student, this has been a noticeable change.
For some of the upperclassmen, the day before and the day of the arrival of the middle schoolers consisted of creating an environment comfortable for the guest students. People were available to show them around to their classes, and student resources were also available during a meeting with parents the night before and the day of their arrival.
Aside from the extra students in the school, Chugiak no longer has bells due to different schedules. Additionally, in an attempt to centralize the middle schoolers, some Chugiak students have had to move out of their lockers and some teachers have had to move classrooms.
They didn’t have a school to go back to, and Chugiak had room. So, despite these inconveniences, all of the Chugiak staff and students have been welcoming to the Gruening Middle School staff and students.
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