Name: Thomas Leeman ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 14, 2010, 7:06 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
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?
I'm thinking you weren't exactly the Valedictorian of the class of 73, Thomas If you've got a story, let'r rip. Also please update your email address on the Info system.
Name: Petey Smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 14, 2010, 5:58 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Smith
Class: 1972
City & State: Salem, Oregon

Message: I want to wish Doris a very Happy Birthday and Valentine's Day. Love ya kid
Happy Birthday Doris
Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 13, 2010, 9:23 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
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.
Good thoughts Chris, thanks
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 13, 2010, 9:51 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Laguna Woods
No E-mail
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?
Sounds good to me.
Name: Richard Of ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 13, 2010, 8:36 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: LongBeach
No E-mail
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
Maiden: quintanilla
Class: 1970
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.
Thanks Esther.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 12, 2010, 8:52 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
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.
Hi Clark, No reason why that area wasn't an option. These are the ones they gave. The reason for the bricks, I think, is to just add some history and tradition to the square. We should leave room too for future bricks.
Name: Don D. ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 12, 2010, 5:12 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1975
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
Class: 1956
City & State: Okeechobee, Fl.

Message: My vote is for option 2
Thanks Loren, looks like the majority want it where it was. Also still close to the cafeteria and the center of the action.
Name: Jack Dicus ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 12, 2010, 2:15 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1968
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
Class: 1970
City & State: Mesa, AZ

Message: I like option 2 for Senior Square
Me too Al
Name: Bonnie Lou Cozby ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 12, 2010, 12:23 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Simmons
Class: 1971
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.
I like it Bonnie. The plantings have to be kept to xeriscape plants to save water.
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 11, 2010, 11:18 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
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.
Good ideas Keith, My thinking on the wall would be a seating wall about 25 to 30 in. tall around the perimeter. The concrete pad and seating wall could have our bricks embedded in them.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 11, 2010, 8:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
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
Maiden: McFarlane
Class: 1977
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!
YES, we'll have one of those too.
Name: Enza Nicocia ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 11, 2010, 6:35 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Nicocia
Class: 1972
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's time to chime in Maaannnn, & enlighten us w/some new words... HHS related, of course ;)
Vi Clark was my Freshman English teacher. She was a hoot and gave me this note one day at the end of the school year. I have kept this note for the last 51 years. I don't remember if we pulled off this skit but I do know she was a very tough, very fair teacher and one of my true favorites. I won't forget her until Alzheimers set in.

Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 11, 2010, 6:25 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
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.)
It looks like the SSE from ground level too
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 11, 2010, 6:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: West Hills / Hanalie Hi.
No E-mail
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 ! .....
Thanks Jim (see how nice I am)
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 11, 2010, 6:05 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
No E-mail
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???
Hi Marilyn, The end where it says option 1, 2, or 3 is where you should be looking. The problem with pictures is it's an outdoor venue and has to last for decades. I have no problem with adding the Ol Coach along with Dave Capelouto to the memory wall, if that is what it turns out to be. They are why Halcap is named Halcap; part of the tradition of the school and should be so stated for future generations.
I like the concrete/brick base too, and Sharon's idea of laying our memory bricks as a floor is a great idea. We should also consider room for future classes to add their bricks. This is getting exciting.
Name: Enza Nicocia ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 11, 2010, 5:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
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!
Thanks Enza, and why have I been getting email from people saying I'm not supportive of Dean Morris. Dean is a great Coug with some great ideas. Dean, I do NOT hate you man Dean and I have actually been emailing each other about the Senior (shape goes here) project. All I can say about Dean is he has a plethora (got that word from joe mailander) of friends right here in Ctown, me included. Keep the ideas coming, Dean.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 11, 2010, 5:32 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca

Message: Hey, John Boy;I just saw that same ad on LOL Jorge
Yep Sharon is very popular
Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 11, 2010, 4:31 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
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!
Sharon, I just bought you a brick. It says, "For A Good Time Call Sharon, Class of 76 - 949-555-2748
Name: Dean Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 11, 2010, 9:59 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
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.
Hi Dean, The middle row, middle column is not an option. The options are above. Also in option 1 just a small part is open. Also why a pad? It could be grass with trees.