There have been mixed opinions on the clock tower. Jianna Florek, a CMHS sophomore, says, “It doesn’t look good compared to the design of the school… It makes the front parking lot look awkward.” Another student doesn’t like the fact that “there still isn’t air conditioning in all the class rooms and we probably spent a ton of money on the clock tower.” When asked her opinion on the clock tower, Mrs. Delzer, the Activities Director, stated, “I like the idea and the concept of the clock tower and I love the way that it chimes, but I just wish it would blend a little bit more with the architecture of the school.” Several sophomores think that the clock tower looks cool and modern. A CMHS senior believes “the clock tower is a great addition to our campus. It’s sort of an iconic thing that other high schools in our area have.” Most parents like the fact that another screen was added to the front of the school as it acts as a second marquee.
It is not noticeable at first glance, but the top of the clock tower was supposed to be a mini replica of “The Dome,”a CMHS landmark. Many students thought this was cool when they found out about it. However, another aspect that a couple students have complained about is the fact that the chimes do not coincide with the bell schedule, for it is supposed to ring every hour and it is a minute or two off.
All in all, there are differing opinions on the clock tower. Some feel that it’s innovative and futuristic-looking but does not fit in with our school. Others highly dislike it and believe it was a waste of money. And some students like the clock tower and think it is a great addition.