Lejeune High School prepares for new school year

7 Jul 2010 | Lance Cpl. Victor A. Barrera

The Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune High School staff is hard at work ensuring that their school will be ready for the new school year.

Some of the changes going on throughout the area can be seen while others are more behind-the-scenes.

“The two big upgrades we are currently getting are new wood floors at the gym and an air conditioning system for our gym and lockers, we are also adding flagpoles to the softball field,” said Eric Steimel, principal of the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune High School. “When this school was first built they didn’t install an AC for the gym; the whole time during warm weather the gym would get hot.”

“Its going to make it a more comfortable environment,” added Rebecca Humphrey, supervisory management services specialist. “Its going to be cooler while the students exercise.”

The gym floor is being replaced by wood flooring, which is an improvement from the rubber-like material that is currently coating it. The bleachers will also be renovated.

Currently there are no curriculum changes slated for the new school year. This however, does not mean that teachers are not working to be better prepared for their students.

“We have teachers who are continuing their work on advanced degrees,” said Steimel. “The teacher’s are taking time to better themselves for their students.”

Steimel also talked about the exceptional work that the students have and continue to put in.

“This year we had 73 graduates and more that $800,000 in scholarships,” added Steimel. “The students that come through here are highly motivated. The Marine Corps culture sets high expectations for its Marines and the students learn from that and in turn become high achievers.”