Following the transformation of Schreiber over the years


Just as the students that roam around its halls change, so does their school, Paul D. Schreiber High School.

Julia Bischoff and Amber Kakkar

We walk through the halls of Schreiber everyday, yet we are completely unaware of those who have walked these halls before us.  Unbeknownst to us, our predecessors have created memories just as rich as our own in these classrooms, gyms, and hallways. Amongst us are several teachers and administrators who have graduated from Schreiber.  Since the years that they have walked these halls, a multitude of factors have changed.  Things within our school in just the last couple of years, or even months, have changed.  Therefore, it is no surprise that Schreiber was certainly different during their times, physically, socially, culturally, and academically.

The actual structure of our school used to be much different than we know it to be now. What is now the commons used to be the library, and what is now the faculty cafeteria used to be Schreiber’s library.  Furthermore, the A and B wings used to not exist at all. 

It was certainly much smaller, but, then again, so was the class size. This year, Schreiber will welcome its largest incoming freshman class ever, with just over 500 students.  

In terms of memories, every former student, come and gone, has had different memories made in this facility. For instance, Mrs. Lauren Foster-Holzer, a teacher of various subjects, including biology and 9th grade resource room, graduated from Schreiber in the Class of ‘98 and wished to share some of her memories.

Mrs. Foster-Holzer spent most of her spare time during her time at Schreiber in the choir room, hanging around with her friends, just like many of us who hang out with our friends in the commons or library. 

Policies pertaining to off-campus privileges have changed as well, mostly for the better. While underclassmen might be upset as that they are not allowed off campus, only seniors were allowed these privileges. 

“My advice for current students is to put yourself out there and talk to someone you don’t know well. You never know who you could meet and connect with,” said Mrs. Foster-Holzer. 

Stray away from your bubble; we have a big school and there are plenty of fresh faces to meet. 

Schreiber has changed so much over these past few years. Our school contains a rich history that the majority of us are completely unaware of. For instance, Anthony Scaramucci, who used to be the White House Director of Communications, graduated from Schreiber in the Class of ‘82. Not only that, but he also served as student council president. Another famous alumni is Kenneth Albert, an American sportscaster known for his coverage on ​the ​NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL. He covered Schreiber sports until he graduated in 1986. Lastly, a well-known actress named Eaddy Mays went to Schreiber from her freshman to junior year before moving to South Carolina. She played opposite Sandra Bullock as Elaine in ​The Blind Side.​

So much history is contained within these walls. Sure, Schreiber has changed in many ways. However, we are still the same in that we remain a united student body with a supportive staff continuing to build our foundation. We are the same teenagers with insecurities and social flaw, and we continue to grow.