Name: Thomas Leeman ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 14, 2010, 7:06 am - HHS Time
City & State: San Diego, CA
Message: Seriously? You folks are concerned about the design of the Senior Quad? LOL You can do anything you want to that school but it's still going to be in Hawthorne. You know what this site needs John is some entertainment. As in where's the dirt? There were only a few classmates I could stir it up with, but I'd love to dish it up on a litany of lame teachers I came across there. Now that would be worth a few minutes of my time. Or how 'bout some explicit photos and such. Ah Just joking! Er ... Maybe?
Name: Petey Smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 14, 2010, 5:58 am - HHS Time
City & State: Salem, Oregon
Message: I want to wish Doris a very Happy Birthday and Valentine's Day. Love ya kid
Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 13, 2010, 9:23 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fullerton, CA
Message: OK, I have been reading everyone's thoughts about a new senior square and I like option 2 (next to Nyman Hall). It has good visibility from the office, and it has student visibility because of traffic flow from the cafeteria and Nyman Hall. I do not think a sunken square is a good idea for two reasons. 1. The school already has access to swimming pools. 2. Wheel chair access would be difficult. I would like to see some form of anti-graffiti coating or paint applied to everything. I do like the idea of Wi-Fi, though I would like to see it campus wide. I think that none of the work should be done by non-strips as they may be permanently displayed.
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 13, 2010, 9:51 am - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Woods
Message: When construction begins (soon I hope, great idea), as Keith points out that some of building materials could be contributed. Labor costs can vary, I propose a work force made up of each days "non-strips", watta thunk?
Name: Richard Of ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 13, 2010, 8:36 am - HHS Time
City & State: LongBeach
Message: Thanks for the memories Jill. Last year while walking the lobby of Nyman Hall with Clark, noticably absents was the class president pictures. Bricks with the names/years of senior class presidents?
Name: Esther Ostermann ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 12, 2010, 9:37 pm - HHS Time
City & State: escondido,ca.92027
Message: I vote for option 2 please! The idea of a seating wall around the perimeter sounds great. Also like the memory bricks as a floor.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 12, 2010, 8:52 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Wichita,KS
Message: John: Why aren't they considering the grass area immediately west of Nyman Hall? The adjacent walkways are some of the heaviest travelled on campus and I paced it off myself last year and it is definitely big enough. Like most everyone else I like choice two for the same reason the original planners picked it, center of campus and good for everyone but i don't think there is enough area left there for a real senior square. Some great ideas about the bricks and design but let's not forget that Senior Square is a place for current seniors to congregate and relax, not a monumement to the past.
Name: Don D. ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 12, 2010, 5:12 pm - HHS Time
City & State: South Bay
Message: There's a line between option 1 and 2 - prefer that,otherwise, option 2
Name: Loren Rector ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 12, 2010, 3:55 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Okeechobee, Fl.
Message: My vote is for option 2
Name: Jack Dicus ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 12, 2010, 2:15 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Miramar Beach, Florida
Message: I like option #2, and Sharon's "buy a brick" plan. I don't think I would want my name on the brick, but maybe a favorite teacher or outstanding student. BTW, every time I hear the song "Ain't No Woman Like The One-Eyed Glot", I think of Sharon. And I do remember what a "brick" was. ;)
Name: Al Rocca ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 12, 2010, 10:12 am - HHS Time
City & State: Mesa, AZ
Message: I like option 2 for Senior Square
Name: Bonnie Lou Cozby ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 12, 2010, 12:23 am - HHS Time
City & State: Ocean Park, WA
Message: I vote for Option #2, Nyman Hall area. A sunken square sounds interesting...what about concrete benches with tile tops and backs? A pattern using scarlet & gold tiles with a neutral or black accent edging (tile) might work. Or, if there is still an art class with a kiln on campus, raw tiles could be glazed by students for a more "custom" look. Plantings are a must have, but not the messy trees that were in Senior Square.
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 11, 2010, 11:18 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Las Vegas
Message: This senior square thing is interesting. I personally like the original location. It is close to the middle of the school, it can be seen by the offices during school time and most everyone passes by it everyday during school. it should also have a cement pad like Dean said. grass would just cause to many problems including maintenance. more than half the year it will probably be dead grass anyway. Concrete is easy to maintain. Bring back some originality and make it like the original with some modern upgrades like the steel benches that are secured in the concrete and can't be removed. My first thought is the possible vandalism that will at some time take place. The least number of items that can be destroyed or damaged the better. I am usually a very positive see the glass half full guy but HHS has changed and I can see it happening. Good ideas floating around though. Is there still a metalshop at HHS. If so make iT a class project to build the benches. I bet someone could get Hawthorne Hardware or some other place to donate the concrete and re-bar. I would be very careful about the wall. Maybe something similar. I again am thinking about the how HHS is today.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 11, 2010, 8:47 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: Attention Classes of 1960 and 61; You have a reunion in the works, November 13th. Please check the Reunions page
for more information. If you have any questions please contact Rich or Mary Sloan.
Name: Jill Jaynes ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 11, 2010, 7:31 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: I think we are all missing the most important element of what made senior square so special. The big ol trashcans to stuff Freshman in!
Name: Enza Nicocia ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 11, 2010, 6:35 pm - HHS Time
City & State: San Pedro Hill,CA
Message: Joseph Mailander.. another great/smart guy, who uses a bunch of words I don't know the meaning of. (Is that a dangling participle??) Violet Clark..I'll never forget this English teacher, or the structures/diagrams of sentences she taught us, that I still have rattling in this old brain. Hey Joseph..it's time to chime in Maaannnn, & enlighten us w/some new words... HHS related, of course ;)
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 11, 2010, 6:25 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia
Message: Dean, do we have to stick with wooden benches? Why not modern stainless steel benches? They'd be more durable than wood. They may cost more, but they'll save on maintenance over the long haul. Did you figure insurance costs (liability and workers' comp.) in your estimate? I also add my vote for the location nearest the former senior square location. (Funny, the cafeteria looks like the starship Enterprise in that aerial shot.)
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 11, 2010, 6:08 pm - HHS Time
City & State: West Hills / Hanalie Hi.
Message: Hey that was a good one J.B. ! But i called that number and it was'nt Sharon"s .... It was the incontinece hot line ......... And they asked if i could hold !WHOA ! Okay ... I thought a little humor would be nice about all you designers and contractors and OMG ! ... Next someone will be getting Martha Stewards advice ..... You know Im thinking hot tub , outdoor speakers , a little Tiki bar ( sodas of course ) .. Big screen TV , Someone earlier suggested wi fi and i say why not ? OH and surrounded by one way mirros ! you can see out but they can't see in ! Gee almost forgot the pool table .... Bricks at home depot are going for .35 ea. . I,ve got an engraver and will engrave what ever you want on it ! Like for example ...." Jim Frederick ,class clown and would ditch class when the surf was up" ... And chage $50. per brick ... Thats a win win ! I know Sharon would buy one or even two ! LOL !.... But really all ..... isn't their some trade schools ? and i bet home depot would love to donate alot of the material .... I learned that when i was a scoutmaster ..... Good luck and I,ll be waiting for orders ! HA Ha ! Peace Out ! .....
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 11, 2010, 6:05 pm - HHS Time
Message: Ok not to be a real dork, but which end of your pointer is the option? The upper end or the lower end. Am I the only one that doesn't get it? For it to be a traditional Sr. Square it has to be a concrete pad doesn't it? It has to have picnic tables of some sort. I spent many a lunch period on those tables. And, of course at least one tree in the middle. Tributes are nice but the school has been in existence for over 55 years, who could you choose. I know I would like to see Chauncey on the list but the later students wouldn't know the original Chauncey. Every class has their heroes. It would be neat to have one open screen on one side with weatherproof large photos of the original square and other buildings from the 1950's. Too much???
Name: Enza Nicocia ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 11, 2010, 5:44 pm - HHS Time
City & State: San Pedro Hill, CA
Message: Ya'no...Back in the day a "Brick" had a whole other meaning..(you had to survived the 60's & 70's to get this..hehe :) And, also, Dean Morris WAS the class of 1972's Valedictorian, he WAS the smartest kid of our 500 plus graduates..give him some respect would'ya. He knows this stuff when it's comes to planning & building things. Yes Sue, I agree, I 'get' Dean & his humor :)) On another note: Sam LaSala c/o 71, had an emergency Aortic Valve replacement surgery, and is recovering nicely at his sister's Maria home. If you want to send your well wishes (he is not computer literate, btw), I will pass on your emails to my dear Sicilian friend. Thanks Coug's!
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 11, 2010, 5:32 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Hey, John Boy;I just saw that same ad on Craigslist.com. LOL Jorge
Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 11, 2010, 4:31 pm - HHS Time
City & State: San Clemente, CA
Message: Well sorry to disappoint all those folks who accomplished stuff but I wanna buy a brick for ME! My name, grad year, activities, whatever I can fit on the brick within the limitations- usually there is a limit to the number of letters you can use. So, good for all you folks who want to honor past principals and teachers - and actually, I can think of a couple of THOSE folks I'd like to buy bricks for (in fact we'll probably end up fighting over who gets to buy a brick for Konnie Krislock or George Key. Not to mention the KING OF COUGARTOWN!) But I think it'd be pretty cool to have my name on the ground of senior (shape) in perpetuity. The center of the (shape) could be brick, surrounded by concrete. Another fundraiser is painting tiles and setting those in the ground. Why not a combo? The more the merrier!
Name: Dean Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 11, 2010, 9:59 am - HHS Time
City & State: Vallejo, CA
Message: Sharon Branigan you are right. This is going to be an expensive proposition to build a new Senior Quad the right way unless we have people who can donate labor. My quick estimates include a pad 30 X 30 X 1/2 ft deep ~ 17 cu yds of concreate @40/cu yd ~ $700, 4 hours labor with 4 laborers at $50/hr to prep and finish concrete adds $800 more to pad job total of $1500. Landscaping Design and Services for Trees, shrubs etc. will run $2000 at least. Wooden Benches on 4 sides of Quad possible tables in middle will add $2,000. All this is before you get to designing the HHS Historical Wall made of bricks and/bronze plaques- who knows ( landscape designer could come up with some good concepts for this). Rough Estimate for this job =$700 + $800 +$2000 +$2000 = $5500 Base Cost before Wall of History/Honor. Now, if we have donated skilled labor to do this job you can save half of your costs, but you still want a professional landscape firm to design the Quad, seating plan/materials, tall trees to provide some privacy and scenic beauty around the square. Anyone ready to take the lead on the project? BTW John, if you could number the plots, people could more easily express preferences. I like the middle row and middle column looking out NW from the cafeteria.