Reaching for Tomorrow

As the largest elementary school and PSR program in the Catholic Diocese of Columbus, with a location in the 15th fastest growing county in the nation, we have reached a tipping point for which it is time to expand the St. Paul School building.  Our community has been wonderful stewards of a more than 50 year old school building and with the renovation that took place this summer it is easy to see how much this was needed.  The highlights of the renovation include:

  • Four new all-day kindergarten classrooms
  • An open concept library and technology lab now known as the Learning Commons
  • A state-of-the-art classroom audio system
  • Short throw projectors with interactive projection screens
  • Enhanced Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Updated fire alarm system, lighting and HVAC systems that will result in a 50% reduction in utility costs

As you will likely recall, this campaign includes two phases.  So with the conclusion of the renovation, we must now look ahead to the continuation of our fundraising efforts to complete the expansion of the school with construction to build a second story for a dedicated middle school wing.  This new construction will also include a much needed expansion to the main school offices and auxiliary offices.  The glass breezeway between the school and Miller Hall will be expanded thereby creating desperately needed enhanced learning spaces, an enlarged gathering area on the first floor, and the installation of an elevator to make the building handicap accessible.  Read more here!

The expansion is estimated to cost $5.7 million.  Although we currently have $2.2 million raised, we still need to raise $3.5 million in pledges for this next phase in the Reaching for Tomorrow Campaign.

To make Phase TWO Construction a reality, we want to stress the importance of receiving pledges at this time. As Father Charlie reminded us recently at Mass, we all have the responsibility to care for and maintain the needs of our St. Paul School Building.  Every family is being asked to consider a minimum pledge of $3,600 or more payable over a period of time. 

If you have any questions about the Reaching for Tomorrow Campaign, please contact our Parish Development Director, Dana Forsythe, at dforsythe@stpaulk-8.org.

 

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