Friday, August 25, 2000
Gridders help with move
Monroe players, coaches carry 10,000 books from library
By Sue Kiesewetter
MONROE Hornets running back David Hutton's Thursday workout wasn't on the football field or in the training room, but it was just as strenuous as any of coach Barry Pettyjohn's practices.
The Monroe Middle School eighth-grader was one of about two dozen middle- and high-school football players and coaches who helped move 10,000 books from their shelves in Monroe Elementary School's media center to their new home in a modular classroom set up behind the school. The media center will become classroom space.
Monroe Hornets Cale Darrell, 14, David Hutton, 13, and Aaron Crist, 14 carry books Thursday.|
(Dick Swaim photo)
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For nearly three hours there was a continuous circle of movement as players lined up, grabbed books, took a number, and then followed a path to the modular unit where they shelved the books.
It was a continuous flow of books. Every two minutes I took another armful, said David, 13. I didn't know there would be so much.
The hardest part for 14-year-old Cale Darrell was maneuvering the shelves down the stairs and out the door.
We had to move a lot of shelves and books, he said. I just wanted to help out and make our schools better.
David and Cale admitted they were tired by the time the media center was moved, and hoped Mr. Pettyjohn, a former NFL player for the Oilers and Dolphins, would hold a shorter practice that afternoon. But they said the work was no more strenuous than a typical practice.
The kids worked hard and did most of the work, Mr. Pettyjohn said. This is something I asked them to do because it needed to be done. ... The whole community here is so positive.
District officials and contractors are scrambling to get eight modular units installed behind the school. Fifth- and sixth-graders will be housed in four of the double-classroom units. Others will be used for restrooms, the media center, art and music, special instruction and other uses.
Work is about a week behind schedule because of recent rain, said Steve Campbell, who is the business director for the district. Furniture and desks will be moved to the modulars today and Saturday. Teachers will be able to set up classrooms Monday and Tuesday, with classes beginning Wednesday. Decking work should be done next week.
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