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The Door To S̶u̶c̶c̶e̶s̶s̶ Student Services

December 20, 2017

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Chelsea Philgreen and Faithanne Burgoon stand by Student Services after using the newly installed door

Chelsea Philgreen and Faithanne Burgoon stand by Student Services after using the newly installed door

Chelsea Philgreen and Faithanne Burgoon stand by Student Services after using the newly installed door

Within the past couple of months, a new door has been put into the main entrance at Louisburg High School that allows easy access to Student Services. The security lock is controlled by the student services secretary, Shelby Diediker, and allows students to go straight into Student Services when entering the school rather than going first through the main office and then over to Student Services.

The purpose of this door was to stop the continuous flow of traffic through the main office that was always happening during the school day.

“There were so many people going through the main office that it was like a revolving door. What’s the point in only having a door to that office when the majority of people that come in have to come through [Student Services] anyway?” Diediker said.

The door has seemed to have a positive impact on how traffic circulates during the day. Instead of parents and students having to go through the main office to enter the building only to turn around and go across the hall to Student Services, Student Services is easily accessible. The door is also meant to help reduce the number of students who don’t sign in with Diediker when they’re late to school or who try to dodge being tardy.

However, there is one noticeable problem with the door; not many people know about it. In order for the door to work like it is supposed to, students have to be aware that it is working and that it is the door they should go through.

“I think word just has to start getting out because I still have students that go to the other side. They still don’t notice that there’s a door,” said Diediker.

Students have to go through the door to Student Services for a multitude of reasons including being tardy, coming back to school from an appointment, coming back to school from off campus classes, etc. The students that do know about it seem to like it.

“I think it helps Shelby because she’s able to see the students and parents coming in. It doesn’t involve the other part of the office at all and I really like it. It’s super convenient,” said senior, Mikayla Quinn.

 

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