Anyone who lives in or around Ann Arbor- have you gone into the new high school? If so, what's it like? I've only see it from the outside while driving by, but it looks enormous.
this may be of some local interest
I mean you have to be.
Me or him?
What a stupid name for a school. Pioneer and Huron are two of the best named high schools in the state... but Skyline? That's a chili restaurant in Ohio.
hear you say that.
At least Dallas has a real skyline.
I think the other choice was like, Northcrest or something. It could always be stupider.
I thought there was a movement to name it after Bo and call it Schembechler High.
Yeah, the other candidate sounded like a bad subdivision name. The choice of names for the school was pretty bad; one (Skyline) was completely generic, and the other seemed to have been suggested by someone who didn't know they were naming a high school. So the choice was between worse and worst, and I guess in that context they did the right thing by choosing worse.
I thought it would have been great to name it Schembechler High School and have the mascot be the Aviators. But as I recall, Ann Arbor has a policy against naming school buildings after anybody, so that wasn't going to happen.
Frivolous side topic: what individual will one day cause the district to change its no-names naming policy?
by force, of course.
If Ann Arbor does have a policy against naming buildings after people, and Gerald Ford, numerous astronauts, James Earl Jones, and seven Nobel Prize winners can't get a school named after them, I doubt that they will change the policy for anyone else who comes through.
Funny, though: I went to Mitchell Elementary School and Tappan Jr High School. They obviously haven't always had such an aversion to naming schools after people.
I wonder what they would do if someone offered to pay the entire cost of building a school. Would they name it after that person?
Huh. Back during the naming of Skyline, I very, very distinctly remember reading (and hearing) that the district had such a policy. But these indicate otherwise:
Now I wish I could remember more than just that I saw it reported.
A lot of people wanted it be Schembechler High School (The naming process was going down right after his death). But yeah, from that part of town they're supposed to have a great view of the A2 skyline, so yeah, whatever that means.
I mean, I guess you could call it a skyline, but like it's three buildings.
Pioneer having Pioneers as their mascot is stupid. Huron River Rats is weird but at least unique.
When I have to refer to Pioneer (usually once a year, when they play Chelsea in football), I tend to call them either the Fighting Redundancies or A2P2 (Ann Arbor Pioneer Pioneers).
I think "weird but at least unique" describes Huron High in general. From the mascot to the round gym (which only now has a wooden basketball court), it's just a strange place.
woah now, some of us are huron alum. but in general a2 just breeds weird youth.
Tell me (I have to know this, just because) how long did Huron go without a usable swimming pool? Did they build the school without one? If so, WTF?
Not sure. When I was there we had a pool and some of the best swimming, diving, and water polo teams in the state.
Ricardo Miller should really check out the true football powerhouse in Ann Arbor, Gabriel Richard... except for the whole "Fighting Irish" thing.
the damn school after Bo.
"The school! The school! The school!"
back to the original question. It is nice as fuck. I know a couple people who go there and i've been inside. It's huge.
Here's the cafeteria
Jesus, looks bigger and nicer than the U of M-Dearborn CASL building.
It's hilarious because it's true.
oh damn this is huge. i went to saline high school in saline and thought that was pretty big but from the pictures this looks even better than Saline High School
It's enormous, and mostly empty for the time being. Last year it was just a 9th-grade school, and this year it will be for 9th/10th (they're adding a grade a year until it becomes a full 9-12 school).