Back in 2010, I was really impressed with my ability to build a high school, but it wasn’t long afterward that I started to really dislike it. Suddenly I found myself going from 5 students to 15, and the rooms were too small, and it was blatantly obvious that South Port/Millwood had outgrown their brand new high school. But I was discouraged at the thought to start over, and even more uninspired to renovate, until now that is.
I did not want to start over, but have been inspired by many of the high schools I’ve seen by Carla, and other simmers in passing, and more that I can’t recall who, so I doubled the size of my old high school lot and went to town.
Before (wow this was like ten terrains ago!)
And now: (I left the right side as it was)
Back of the school, now with a parking lot, and the soccer field doesn’t look so open and naked.
When you first come in, now instead of lockers, there is an office, inspired by Carla. I found this object by chance, and had to use it.
Looking toward the gym from the front door, stairs to the next floor are on the right.
The hallway to the left leads to the offices, both administrative and principal.
Waiting area for students or parents wanting to speak with the principal.
Office work area.
Inspired by Sari to use the dressers for filing cabinets. I had real ones in the game at one point, and after searching for them, realized they were gone. Tried out Sari’s handy trick, and was able to avoid downloading more stuff.
Off the hall from the office is another hall that leads to the teacher’s lounge, the art room, and the Language Arts classroom.
The Teacher’s lounge, after seeing Carla’s teachers having a room, I just had to have one for mine. I really want one for my grade school kids, seeing that as of right now there is only one teacher for my high school. I didn’t bring over the pnpc’s that were teaching previously.
Next is the art classroom, which my grade school kids had, but my high school kids didn’t, that never seemed right.
More table top easels.
Supply wall and cabinets.
Bekah Grimsley’s Language Arts/History classroom.
This angle reminded me of speech class. *gulp*
The gym, made more awesome by Pru who did some recolors for my Spartans, and even added a scoreboard sign!
And now with better bleachers, and walls, because it was really lacking. I had to make the entire gym much larger. Also added an area to do some boxing.
The cafeteria hasn’t really changed, just added a door at the back.
And my favorite class in middle school, home economics! Or something like Consumer Science now? Something of that nature. I loved learning to bake in the 6th grade, and now my sims can burn up the school too.
There are 3 kitchens for students to form groups, and cook in.
And ATS’s amazing fabric so students can learn how to sew.
I also added in an orchestra, seeing that Lewis plays violin now and again. Didn’t make sense to play in grade school, then suddenly have no option to continue.
The library is almost the same except bigger now, since I got rid of the old principal office (that i never decorated except for throwing down a desk.)
More study tables now.
And the books without any recolors.
And then the science classroom, it was extremely small in the past, so it’s been changed up to also fit more students.
Threw in a TV, we always watched ahem, Channel One in science class, back when it was Lisa Ling. Ah the memories! It was there that I found out that Kurt Cobain had died, and sat there in utter shock and disbelief.
And continuing on, the lab area for the students, now it’s two long rows seating 10 I believe.
I did not change the shop class, I was not inspired to even touch it, so it remains the way it was previously. It’s way too small, but I’m too lazy to care.
And that’s it! Jefferson High’s new renovations, sorely needed. I’m playing them next, and it was Pru that really fueled me to get these changes going! I did her teen athletic outfits, and she did some recolors for my Spartans, and there was no way I couldn’t make teen outfits for my kids after I made hers. Looking forward to actually playing the high school.
Thanks to all those that have shared their school pictures that inspired me, and to Pru for her amazing recolors. And thanks for looking!