Holley students build storage sheds, dugouts

Posted 3 June 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos courtesy of Holley Central School – Kyle Ierlan, right, nails a truss to the shed while teacher Tim Rogers supervises.

Press Release, Holley Central School

HOLLEY – Since the first week in April, Tim Rogers’ Technology classes at Holley Middle School/High School have been busy building two storage sheds and two dugouts.

The storage sheds are for a Holley staff member and a member of the community. The dugouts are for the Holley modified soccer field. They hope to distribute the finished products in June.

Connor McGrath, left, and Ricci Shenck work on building a truss for the dugout.

The 16′ by 6′ dugouts were requested by the Sports Boosters, which paid for the materials while the Technology students provided the labor.

The 10′ by 12′ shed for a staff member and the 12′ by 12′ shed for a community member also had materials paid for by the requestors. Students can be found working on these projects outside the technology classrooms Monday through Friday during first and second periods.

“They love doing these large projects,” said Holly Moore, instructional aide for Technology. “They feel good about building the dugouts because they’re for the school.”

This photo shows one of the sheds that isn’t quite finished.

“I wish I could have nine periods of this class,” said ninth grader Kyle Ierlan. He hopes to attend a trade school after graduation and pursue a machine shop or welding career.

“Some kids might pursue carpentry after high school, but it’s just good to know these skills,” said 11th grader Ricci Shenck.

Ninth grader Melanie Norman agrees. “I wanted to learn how to do some stuff around the house and I didn’t know how, so I decided to take this class,” she said. “It’s better than algebra, even though there’s a lot of math involved in building.”