It was an exciting afternoon last Wednesday as we celebrated the completion of the new multipurpose room with a “soft opening” and early Christmas lunch for our faculty and staff. Our new room will serve as the hub for our lunch program, the home for Aftercare, and a beautiful spot for meetings and special programs for our students and faculty. With a little ribbon cutting and a big cheer from our faculty and staff, it was thrilling to walk into the space we have dreamed about for quite a long time. When we began the campaign two years ago with a vision for facility and program improvements, we launched off with faith in our extended school community that there would be support as we Chart Our Course for the Future! Today, we have reached the $875,000 mark, and we are optimistic that we can achieve our goal, exceeding the million-dollar mark.
So far, this campaign has allowed St. Michael’s to enhance our front reception area and offices, providing a more welcoming space for our families and visitors. Our faculty is enjoying a new light and spacious work center. Our Lower School students are showing greater engagement and excitement for science in a dedicated classroom, and now with our multipurpose room we have space that allows more flexibility to bring the talents of Tucson onto our campus with programs for our community. In addition, our STEM initiative is taking off with gusto. Under the guidance of Jennifer Gould, we are seeing exciting things happening in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. As we reach toward the completion of our campaign, we are optimistic that we can attain our goal, allowing for the air conditioning of our Student Center to create a year-round space.
We are deeply grateful for the support of our school community for this important school initiative. We could not have reached this point without that encouragement from each and every one who has joined in the campaign. It’s not too late to join the train as we steam towards the goal. Each gift to the campaign, regardless of the size, will make a difference. After all, at the end of the day it really is all about the kids.
Head of School