With changes to the bell schedule, open mods, start time, adding a coffee shop, LGI additions, and more over the past four years at Avonworth, you would not expect the most outrage to come from “BEEeEEeEEeEEeEEeEEeEEeEEeEEeEEeEEeEEeEEeEEeEEeEEeEEeEEP.”
On Tuesday, November 12th, 2019, students at the high school were surprised to hear a new bell tone to start the day.
Opinions were largely negative – here are a few responses from our reporters.
“Disgusting. I hate it. It makes it sound like there is an amber alert. Every time I hear it, I think we are going on lockdown”. – Senior Isabella Salerno
So why did this change happen?
“The intercom system was upgraded over the weekend by Dobil Laboratories” wrote the head of technology Mr. Brandon Gary in response to an e-mail from our staff. “The building administration had become frustrated with the lack of features and flexibility of the old system. Its age had also proven to be problematic when components broke as the sourcing of replacement parts was difficult. The district was able to take advantage of a safety grant to get that upgraded to a modern system.”