Campus construction making timely progress

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Convent of the Sacred Heart's construction schedule is progressing in time for the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year. Priscilla Valdez '15

Convent of the Sacred Heart's construction schedule is progressing in time for the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year. Priscilla Valdez '15
Convent of the Sacred Heart’s construction schedule is progressing in time for the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year.
Priscilla Valdez ’15

Nearly four months into its 15-month schedule, Convent of the Sacred Heart’s construction project is making timely progress. With the campus transformation moving along at full speed, the school’s new facilities are expected to be ready in time for the 2015-2016 school year.
Since the groundbreaking ceremony in May, the Athletic Complex has started visibly coming to life with the help of donations from the community. Within the next year, a brand new student dining room and an outdoor common area will also emerge.
“Most of the foundation is poured at this point and the retaining walls are up,” Head of School Mrs. Pamela Juan Hayes said, according to greenwichtime.com. “The community is very excited.”
Once the foundation and basic structure are complete, the school hopes to have the building fully enclosed by winter, in order to ensure productivity and efficiency in construction during the colder months.
The school’s gym remains closed for construction and will temporarily re-open for October and November to host gym and dance classes and major school events, such as the Upper and Middle School Mother-Daughter Liturgies and Father-Daughter Dinner Dances. Until then, physical education and dance classes will take place outdoors, in the theater, and in vacant classrooms.
As for Middle and Upper School sports, athletes will continue to cooperate with sport-specific relocations and will return to their regular sites in the fall of 2015.
“For cross-country, we haven’t been able to run our usual course yet because of the construction in the way. We’ve also had almost all our meets at other schools so far,” sophomore Mackenzie Jordan said.
A temporary faculty parking lot and the lower school playground have also been added to the school’s front lawn for the remainder of the construction period.
-Priscilla Valdez, Co-Arts and Entertainment Editor