Let There Be Light
A campus wide project to illuminate our outdoor areas was begun one year ago and the installation of new campus lighting is underway. The goal of this endeavor is to provide a more safe, protected environment for our students, faculty, staff and visitors. Poles topped with luminares will light the entire drive from Green Street to the Fr. Edwin Watson, OSB Administration Building, to the gymnasium and along the dormitory walkways. Each pole has banner arms, a flag insert, and space for a donor plaque.
Banners on the light poles showcase photos from Mount Saint Scholastica Academy, Maur Hill Prep and Maur Hill-Mount Academy. The photographs chosen represent the ten Benedictine Values that support what we do each day: Jesus Christ, Community, Conversion of Life, Love of Learning, Listening, Excellence through Virtue, Hospitality, Stability, Stewardship and Prayer and Work. This last core value, Prayer and Work – Ora Et Labora – is our school motto. In addition to displaying banners of the Benedictine Values drawn from St. Benedict, the light poles feature international flags from many countries of present and past students: China, Ethiopia, Guinea, India, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
A $5,000 pledge or gift will purchase a decorative pole, electricity for lighting and a donor plaque. Thank you for your help with this necessary capital improvement. Contact Cathy Murphy 931-367-5482 Ext. 225 for information on how to purchase or make a pledge for a light pole.
12 poles have been installed or pledged:
James and Aleda Haug
St. Benedict’s Abbey
Royce Fawcett, Stresscrete
Dennis Lowe, Gerber Electric
The Brull and Regan Families
The Class of 1974
The Klebba Family in Memory of Brother Martin Burkhard, OSB
The Rich and Cindy Dickason Family
The Edward Stork Family
The Herman and Catherine (Corpstein) Schuele Family
The Adair/Exchange National Bank Foundation
The Class of 1976
Science wing renovation campaign a huge success (Donors commit over $500,00 to campaign)
A project of updating the 47-year-old science lab area and converting it into a “State of the Art” Science Lab was completed in November 2008. This project concentrated on the science wing located in the Fr. Edwin Watson O.S.B. Academic Building. Two classrooms were refurbished, along with the hall, and a new general science classroom was added to make a total of four classroom areas completed.
An anonymous donor committed a gift to the science wing renovation of $150,000 that started off this important campaign. This gift was in the form of a challenge gift.
Scott ‘88 & Kim Penning presented another challenge gift to MH-MA and contributed $100,000 towards this project.
Both of these challenges were met. Over $500,000 was raised for the science wing renovation project!!
A special thank you to the Scott Penning family ($100,000) , anonymous donor ($150,000) and all the monetary and voluntary supporters of this campaign for making this renovation possible!
We received a $100,000 gift for technology updates. The updates included twenty-five instructional computers for a mobile lab with a cart, twenty new computers to update our research center, a projection screen to be used for large groups in the auditorium, eight new projectors & cabling, eight new video projectors, nine new document cameras, nine new school pads, eight new wireless electronic white boards for classrooms, and a new server to better meet our needs. These new tools and resources will benefit both our teachers and students in a major way!