Thursday, July 29, 2010

Middle School carpet DONE! Plus, couches in the new Media Center.

The Middle School carpet is done.

The Middle School Computer Lab & Media Center welcomed three leather couches. Great things are happening at Holy Family Cathedral School.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Update: Middle School hallway carpet

The Middle School classrooms, now carpeted and trimmed, are full of the desks and chairs that lined the main hallway last week. The bulk of the carpet is laid but needs to be trimmed.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Update: Middle School carpet

The carpet installers have begun work in the Middle School classrooms.

Friday, July 16, 2010

HFCS Computer Lab changes

Old carpet continues to leave the school to be replaced with fresh carpet squares.

One of the first rooms with new carpet was the Computer Lab on the Middle School floor. Principal Jay Luetkemeyer and Computer teacher Beverly Harris have rearranged the floor plan. The previous layout was computer desks clustered in three islands in the middle of the room plus long rows of desks along the sides of the room.

The new room features the computer desks arranged in a large square at one end of the room. The advantage of this arrangement is that the teacher may move easily from student to student, answering their questions while the entire class can hear the answers. The new configuration makes the already big room feel much larger.

There are plans for the other end. Stay tuned to see what comes next.

First set of trim over doors is done

The amazing John Dzurilla finished the repairs and repainting of the wood trim over one set of doors on the front facade of the Cathedral.

Most of the wood is original to Holy Family. The century of rainy springs, hot summers and cold winters did quite a bit of damage to the trim. John fashioned replacement pieces from new wood, glued them in place, then applied a finish to the entire structure.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

School gets new carpet

The hallways of Holy Family Cathedral School are full of chairs, desks, fans, and computer monitors. Teachers wind their way through narrow aisles of open floor to get to their rooms. Once they get to their rooms, they find them completely empty.

The School is getting new carpet in almost every room.

The old carpet served us well. It tolerated being stretched over and over. The photo below shows the ripples in the old carpet.

The new carpet comes in squares - each about two feet long on a side. It is glued to the floor like any wall to wall carpet. The advantage is that if one square is damaged - due to myriad spills - that square is replaced.

This photo shows a section of new carpet. It is a little thicker than the old one.

The funds for the carpet come from grants from several organizations. We are grateful to those groups and to our grant-writers.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Restoration of the Cathedral's Front Doors

The Restoration & Renovation of Holy Family is slowing down. Most of the original goals have been accomplished: reinforcing the structure, reroofing the spiries, repainting the interior.

Holy Family staff member John Dzurilla restained the three sets of front doors. He is currently putting a base coat on the carved wood above the doors.

Don't be alarmed. The yellow is a base coat.

Check back to see the progress.