When we arrived at the Delaware Valley High School campus, Dr. John Bell and Mr. Marvin Eversdyke greeted us. They immediately took us on a tour to the new Warrior Café and showed us around the kitchen and the new dining hall in Culinary Arts.
We then went to the new wood working facility. On our way out they brought us to the new, impressive automotive wing with brand new state of the art equipment.
We checked out the nursing area, they had hospital beds with a new hoist. Then we went to electrical construction where they had 2 levels, one of domestic with wood framing and the bottom area was commercial building.
The new daycare looked great. They are currently building a playground for the early childhood education program.
We then saw the engineering area with 3D printers in Maker Space.
The mechanical drawing and architecture room was amazing. We then walked outside and saw how the building changed from before. It was interesting to see this large, green, industrial dust cleaner for the wood workers.
After that wonderful tour, we went back to the Warrior Café and interviewed Dr. Bell and Mr. Eversdyke. Makaylee learned that it took 18 months to finish the entire renovation project, although they are still working on some finishing touches. Juliet asked about the different programs and the safety requirements students need to know and learn. They responded that the students in the CTC program take the first month to learn safety procedures first before they begin.
Drew and Maggie asked about the general feeling that staff and students had in response to the new renovation. They were very excited about it and were surprised at how wonderful it came out.
Logan asked about the new science classrooms and how they were improved. Well, the old ones were built in the 1970’s so a lot has changed, i.e., new technology, and new microscopes were added.
Cameron was told that the automotive center is state of the art now and has four bay doors with eight lifts. Kiera asked what they liked the most about the new CTC wing and why. They really enjoyed it all, however, they are very proud of the new automotive wing and how big it is. The reporters learned that you need to decide which class you want to take as you can only take one field.
Dr. Bell wanted to thank the teachers and staff for understanding that they still held classes during renovations, which was the most difficult part of the project. Dr. Bell also thanked Mr. Eversdyke, and the school board for their backing. The DVE-News/TV reporters were very excited about the new expansion and renovation project and are very interested in attending those classes when we're in high school.
By DVE-News/TV reporters Juliet Lee, Maggie Grant, Makaylee Kalitsnik, Kiera Mulzet, Cameron Stark, Drew Wallace, and Logan Ey.