Construction on the media center begins, set to end by the 2022-2023 school year


EJ Boersma

WORK IN PROGRESS The LGI is being renovated to be a part of the media center, along with the resource room.

Atarah Israel, Editor-in-Chief

Although the school year is coming to an end, MHS will still be buzzing with activity, with the construction of the updated media center set to continue throughout the summer and end by the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year. According to Mr. Sean Begley, director of operations, finishing reconstruction of the LGI and Media Center are top priority, with finishing the professional development areas coming in second. As of right now, students with study hall periods must sit in the auditorium rather than the LGI. Aside from these major projects, students next year can also look forward to new tile in the North hallways.

“The end goal of the media center is to update it to the needs of students today, to make the entire space more flexible, make the space more usable to a wider variety of groups and to update the HVAC, controls and electric,” Mr. Begley said.

Another change recently passed by the school board last month was the naming of the baseball diamond after late MHS math teacher and head baseball coach Mr. Bob Shinkan. Among his accolades throughout his 35-year career at MHS, Mr. Shinkan has been inducted into the Munster Coaches Hall of Fame, with his baseball team winning 688 games, including a state competition in 2002.

“Several people in attendance and several on the board had very kind things to say about Coach Shinkan and his contributions to the school town of Munster,” Mr. Begley said.