One glass window looks out to the athletic fields. Those who are training will have the opportunity to be watching their teammates practice. The weight room will be filled with brand
new training and conditioning equipment. “The purpose of all of this is to bring that facility to
state-of-the art to fit curriculum needs,” said Principal Smith.
Since when do Layton coaches have plasma TVs in their office? Well, since 2009!
Coaches are now able to watch game footage of opposing teams in preparation for future games in their new office. There is also a window between the weight room and the office, so coaches can supervise students during their conditioning. The new office also overlooks the fields, which
lets coaches keep an eye on their athletes when on the fields. Layton High coaches have been enjoying this new facility since February. “I love the new office. It’s no longer a dungeon!” said Coach Ferneau.
Every year, Davis School District chooses a different high school to be upgraded. This year,
it was finally “Layton’s turn,” according to Coach Batchelor. The district was able to provide the new coaches’ office with sunlight, air conditioning, temperature control, and most of all, it smells better. The ventilation has been improved and the sunlight has direct effect on the coaches’ attitudes. In the old office, if the lights went out, it was pitch black. It was crowded
and had no outside windows. If there was a fire, coaches wouldn’t have been able to evacuate in time.
In addition to the new weight room and the coaches’ office, there have been other renovations in the athletic department. The old weight room will now be modified into a Fitness Center. New equipment, such as treadmills, steppers, aerobic equipment, bicycles, and jump ropes will fill this facility. The Fitness Center will be used by the P.E. students. “A healthy lifestyle is so much more important now. This fitness center will help our students with that,” said Principal Smith. Also this year, the boys’ and girls’ locker rooms have been modified. Team rooms for the visiting schools have been created as well. “Now there’s so much more we can take
pride in!” said Coach Ferneau.
“I have great appreciation for how Layton High students have navigated through the construction area. Students have been super with dealing with inconveniences. I couldn’t
ask for better cooperation,” stated Principal Smith.