Wednesday, 14 August 2013 14:51

With the new Dundalk High School–Sollers Point Tech campus set to open later this month, The Dundalk Eagle this week got an exclusive look inside the long-awaited facility

photos by Roland Dorsey

A reporter and photographer from The Dundalk Eagle toured the impressive new Dundalk High/Sollers Point Tech facility on Monday. School begins on August 26, but several students have already been using the new building for weightlifting and other activities. Inside the new schools: instruments in the Dundalk High music room wait for students to bring them to life; a lounge area to be used for informal meetings between faculty members and faculty and students; the Sollers Point Technical cosmetology “classroom,” which also includes mannequin heads for students to practice upon, foot massage chairs and chairs on which people can recline while receiving facials; the Dundalk High broadcast studio for the school cable channel and radio station; the work area for Sollers Point Tech construction students. The large bay doors lead to an exterior building where students may work on construction projects; an overhead look at the media center that fills most of the central avenue dividing Dundalk from Sollers Point Tech.






















































Inside the new Dundalk High/Sollers Point Technical schools: a Dundalk High classroom, showing the new cantilevered desks and chairs and the new-style “blackboards. Not shown is the projector that hangs from the ceiling in the front of the room; a schoolhouse bell produced by the McShane Bell Foundry in 1884 that is part of the tribute to Dundalk’s industrial past in the new school’s lobby; a view from the stage showing the school auditorium which will be used for theatre productions and assemblies; the student fitness center featuring treadmills, staionary bikes, free weights and other exercise machines; the Dundalk High weight room, for serious weightlifting by Owl athletes and others; the culinary arts “classroom” for Sollers Point Tech, featuring everything a budding chef could need, including an adjacent “cafe” with an outdoor dining patio; the cafeteria for both schools, located between the gymnasium and the auditorium and music rooms. It includes several flat-screen monitors and posters celebrating famous athletes, artists and an astronaut with roots in the Dundalk community.