By Sophia Perdernera '19
This year for the first time, Fontbonne Hall Academy will be introducing an ID card system to insure students’ safety on campus.
New locks were installed on the exterior school doors that automatically lock when closed. The doors unlock when the bell rings to switch periods, then relock once the second bell rings.
If a student leaves a building during class, her ID card can unlock the doors.
Every year, FHA’s administration chooses a schoolwide cause that the annual walk-a-thon money will be used for. Last year, the 2016 funds raised were used to install a new security system.
By Grace Pappanicholaou '19
As of the 2017-2018 school year, Fontbonne Hall Academy made upgrades in their security system to keep all of their students safe. The school installed doors that will be locked in between class periods to limit access to strangers.
Students have been given ID cards with their names, date of birth, school picture, class year and the address of the school. Students and teachers are required to wear a Fontbonne lanyard and ID cards to enter all of the buildings.
Prior to this upgrade, there was only one security guard.
Teachers have recalled times where former Fontbonne students have walked onto the campus or even into sports night practices.
The school gates cannot be locked because it is a fire hazard.
By Zana Frluckaj '19
In the 2017-2018 academic year, Fontbonne Hall Academy’s food service provider, Acquista, raised its prices.
This year, prices have increased in certain products. A single slice of pizza, which was once 2 dollars, has creeped up to a price of 3 dollars.
Paolo Acquista said “When we first started here, we sold pizza for 2 dollars with tax. Now it’s slowly risen up to three, because of the price of flour needed to make the pizza has increased as well.”
The increase is a result of the rent paid to Fontbonne. Acquista explained his company has to pay rent to Fontbonne in order to stay there. Prices have increased to cover the rent and generate a profit.
Acquista stated, “If you notice the prices of salads has decreased because the price of Romaine salad, which is what we use, decreased in regular stores.”
The Acquista food service was instilled by Sister Dolores J. Crepeau to mirror the traditions of high-school food services. Acquista has been at Fontbonne for over 7 years. Their hours are 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. everyday.