Sacred Heart Cathedral School faculty and staff returned to work today in anticipation of the start of school on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.
Teachers were excited to come back and see what has taken place over the summer. They can’t wait to have the students back in the classrooms! New Principal, Mr. Daniel Breen, started the day off with Mass in the Cathedral, followed by a wonderful breakfast provided by the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Guild, and then faculty meetings. The day concluded with a staff barbeque on the SHCS Pavilion and teacher work time in their classrooms.
The late start to the school year was planned so that a complete renovation of the 100-wing of the school could be completed. The 100-wing is the oldest section of the school building dating back to 1956. Merit Construction started demolition on May 29th and will complete work the week of September 1st. Renovations included a new roof, energy-efficient windows, individual fresh-air HVAC systems in each classroom, new flooring, ceilings, LED lights, shelving, cubbies, carpet, and paint. The 100 and 200-wing restrooms were reconstructed and modernized, and a new administrative suite and new school entrance with canopy were constructed on the North end of the school. The previous front entrance is now closed.
Administrative days continue August 31-September 4 with students returning to school on Tuesday after Labor Day, September 8th. The school theme this year is from Matthew 16:18, “…upon this rock I will build my church,” correlating with the building of the new Cathedral on the front grounds of the campus.