Welcome back! From the outside, it is easy to see that things are going to be different at MHRS this year. The Convent northwest of the school building is gone and the rental property directly to the east of the school is also gone, so even to the casual observer cannot but notice the amount of green space around the school. These projects are just one part of ongoing renovations the school has and will be completing since last May.
Along with addressing concerns with the outside building, MHRS continues to make improvements and adjustments in several areas . First, the school’s Preschool is expanding to include more classroom space and new bathrooms. Next the school’s main administrative office is being moved and expanded to meet the growing needs of staff and students and finally starting in September all school windows, in the 1949 addition will be replaced.
Educationally, the school will continue to invest in its current Science curriculum. Starting this fall, MHRS and the Ney Nature Center are entering into an unique educational partnership. In this special partnership, students will be bussed three times each year to experience science and nature in the 446-acre classroom called the Ney Nature Center. The students will witness and explore the environmental changes the seasons bring – fall to winter to spring. In the lower elementary grades (K-4) the school will continue with it;s involvement with the “Believe and Read” program in which the school’s Reading scores were raised significantly.
Finally, in the area of technology, MHRS is upgrading classroom presentation equipment. New interactive panels are being installed in all K-4 classrooms.
Most Holy Redeemer is excited to greet all students, new and old, at its Open House on Wed., Sept. 1. In addition to dropping off student supplies, visiting classrooms, and talking with teachers at appointed times, parents and students can enjoy pizza from Pizzeria 201.
Mr. Vondracek, who is in his seventh year at MHRS, encourages all area families to investigate Most Holy Redeemer by visiting www.mosthrs.org. Parents interested in registering their children for either K-8 classes and/or the DHS-licensed Little Lambs Preschool program should contact the school at 507-364-7383.