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    debbiejong

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    Senior Parking Lottery

    Post  debbiejong on Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:48 pm

    Drawing Lots: North or South?
    Lottery Determines Lot Designations
    Student Parking Situation and Lottery

    At the close of last school year, there were 70 projected parking spaces for students. Mr. John Tung and Mr. David Vannasdall held an ASB conference over the summer to discuss the uncertain parking situation and how it would impact the students. AHS lost many potential parking spaces to the construction workers’ parking and on-campus housing. In addition, the workers are separated from students for safety reasons—as Mr. Tung declared, “Student safety is the number one priority."

    At the moment, there are 147 parking spots—69 in the North parking lot and 78 in the South one. The North lot is located behind the stadium beside the track while the South lot is situated beside the basketball and tennis courts.

    There were different pools to determine which students could obtain the coveted parking permits. First, the 133 students [need to confirm: all grades or just seniors?] who applied for a permit during Apache Days with an ASB card were all guaranteed parking spots. 15 students applied either after Apache Days with an ASB card or during Apache Days without the ASB card. After these pools were completed, only 18 spots were left for students without ASB cards who applied after Apache Days.

    The parking lottery was held at the rally court after school on Wednesday, Sept. 2. As of right now [this may change later though…], only 121 spots have been claimed and 26 spots are still open. The remaining spots left unclaimed by seniors will be raffled off to anyone else of any grade level who still wishes to buy it. Students were also assigned to the North or South lot from the lottery drawing at the lunch pavilion that same Wednesday after school. Students who attended the raffle drawing could pick a ticket out of a bag that designated them to a particular parking lot. On the other hand, students who were absent had their tickets pulled out by an ASB member. Permits were sold the next two days, Sept. 3-4. By 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 41 permits were still unclaimed. 15 of these were raffled off to the 15 students at the ASB office that afternoon, leaving 26 unclaimed permits.

    Some students speculated that more permits were given than available parking spaces and parking would be based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Mr. Tung clarified that this rumor is not true.

    [Insert some positive and negative student comments/thoughts here. Waiting for replies.]

    “It seems the parking situation is not as dire as we once expected,” Mr. Tung noted, “The extra 78 spots helped alleviate the situation dramatically.” All in all, it has been a rather smooth transition despite the construction complications. Mr. Tung expects that the parking situation will change during second semester when more students will get their driver’s licenses and want a parking permit as well.

    However, he maintains an optimistic outlook: “I want to thank the students for being so understanding to the challenges posed by construction and hope to work together to face upcoming other obstacles.”

    NOTE: Help. How can I make this article more enticing? Suggestions?

    reginaliu

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    Re: Senior Parking Lottery

    Post  reginaliu on Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:49 pm

    Drawing Lots: North or South?
    Lottery Determines Lot Designations
    Student Parking Situation and Lottery

    At the close of last school year, there were 70 projected parking spaces for students. Mr. John Tung and Mr. David Vannasdall held an ASB conference over the summer to discuss the uncertain parking situation and how it would impact the students. AHS lost many potential parking spaces to the construction workers’ parking and on-campus housing. In addition, the workers are separated from students for safety reasons—as Mr. Tung declared, “Student safety is the number one priority."

    At the moment, there are 147 parking spots—69 in the North parking lot and 78 in the South one. The North lot is located behind the stadium beside the track while the South lot is situated beside the basketball and tennis courts.

    There were different pools to determine which students could obtain the coveted parking permits. First, the 133 students [need to confirm: all grades or just seniors?] who applied for a permit during Apache Days with an ASB card were all guaranteed parking spots. 15 [Spell out figures when they are used as sentence beginnings] students applied either after Apache Days with an ASB card or during Apache Days without the ASB card. After these pools were completed, only 18 spots were left for students without ASB cards who applied after Apache Days.

    The parking lottery was held at the rally court after school on Wednesday, Sept. 2. As of right now [this may change later though…], only 121 spots have been claimed and 26 spots are still open. The remaining spots left unclaimed by seniors will be raffled off to anyone else of any grade level who still wishes to buy it. Students were also assigned to the North or South lot from the lottery drawing at the lunch pavilion that same Wednesday after school. Students who attended the raffle drawing could pick a ticket out of a bag that designated them to a particular parking lot. On the other hand, students who were absent had their tickets pulled out by an ASB member. Permits were sold the next two days, Sept. 3-4. By 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 41 permits were still unclaimed. 15 [Spell out figures when they are used as sentence beginnings] of these were raffled off to the 15 students at the ASB office that afternoon, leaving 26 unclaimed permits.

    Some students speculated that more permits were given than available parking spaces and parking would be based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Mr. Tung clarified that this rumor is not true.

    [Insert some positive and negative student comments/thoughts here. Waiting for replies.]

    “It seems the parking situation is not as dire as we once expected,” Mr. Tung noted, “The extra 78 spots helped alleviate the situation dramatically.” All in all, it has been a rather smooth transition despite the construction complications. Mr. Tung expects that the parking situation will change during second semester when more students will get their driver’s licenses and want a parking permit as well.

    However, he maintains an optimistic outlook: “I want to thank the students for being so understanding to the challenges posed by construction and hope to work together to face upcoming other obstacles.”

    NOTE: Help. How can I make this article more enticing? Suggestions?

    debbiejong

    Posts : 79
    Join date : 2009-08-31

    Re: Senior Parking Lottery

    Post  debbiejong on Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:55 pm

    DRAFT 2

    Drawing Lots: North or South?
    Lottery Determines Lot Designations
    Student Parking Situation and Lottery
    Senior Parking Lottery

    At the close of last school year, there were 69 projected parking spaces for students. Mr. John Tung and Mr. David Vannasdall held an ASB conference over the summer to discuss the uncertain parking situation and how it would impact the students. AHS lost many potential parking spots for students to accommodate the construction workers' parking and on-campus housing. These workers are separated from students because“student safety is the number one priority" here at AHS, Mr. Tung declared.

    Currently, there are 147 parking spots in total—69 in the North parking lot and 78 in the South. The North lot is located behind the stadium beside the track while the South lot is situated beside the basketball and tennis courts.

    There were different pools to determine which students could obtain the coveted parking permits. First, the 133 seniors who applied for a permit during Apache Days with an ASB card were all guaranteed a spot. The next pool included the 15 seniors who applied either after Apache Days with an ASB card or during Apache Days without an ASB card. After these pools were completed, only 18 spots were left for students without ASB cards applying after Apache Days.

    The senior parking lottery was held at the rally court after school on Wednesday, Sept. 2. As of right now, only 122 spots have been taken and 25 spots are still open. The remaining spots left unclaimed by seniors were raffled off to anyone else of any grade level who still wished to buy a permit.

    Students were also assigned to the North or South lot from the lottery drawing at the lunch pavilion that same Wednesday after school. Students who attended the raffle drawing could pick a ticket out of a bag that designated them to a particular parking lot. On the other hand, students who were absent had their tickets pulled out by an ASB member. Senior Amanda Kallis was disappointed when her original South lot designation, drawn by an ASB member, was rescinded because she was present. She had to redraw a ticket for herself and "snagged the inconvenient North Lot" instead. However, Amanda was "pleasantly surprised that despite the construction[,] all of the seniors with ASB were guaranteed a spot."

    Some students speculated that more permits were given than available parking spaces and that parking would be based on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, Mr. Tung stated that this rumor is not true.

    “It seems the parking situation is not as dire as we once expected,” Mr. Tung noted, “The extra 78 spots helped alleviate the situation dramatically.” All in all, it has been a rather smooth transition despite the complications caused by the construction. Mr. Tung expects that the parking situation might change during second semester when more students obtain their driver’s licenses and wish to purchase parking permits. However, he maintained an optimistic outlook and said, “I want to thank the students for being so understanding to the challenges posed by construction and hope to work together to face [other] upcoming obstacles.”


    Last edited by debbiejong on Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:48 am; edited 4 times in total (Reason for editing : add updated info)

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