CLARK – During the summer, preparations were underway for the new school year at St. Agnes School in Clark. The school’s cafeteria has been completely renovated, as well as the stage in the auditorium. A brand new gymnasium is being built and some areas of the school received a fresh coat of paint.
St. Agnes will open its doors to all middle school students on Wednesday, Sept. 7, and to elementary students on Thursday, Sept. 8. All students will assemble in the playground area at 8 a.m. on their respective start date with the exception of the Kindergarten students, who will meet their teacher at the classroom for a quick “photo-op”.
Principal Heather Schnaars will start the school year off with all of the parents and guardians gathering together and reciting a blessing for their children before entering the building for the start of the new school year. The first couple of days will be noon dismissals, in preparation for the first full week of full days beginning Monday, Sept. 12. Pre-Kindergarten children will follow a special schedule to introduce them to their new routine starting Monday, Sept.12 as well.
The middle school students will have the option this year of joining in on some special study skills classes that will be offered by the principal. The school has added a vocabulary textbook into the curriculum for fourth and fifth grades. The fourth and fifth grades will also start switching classes to help better prepare the students for the middle school.
“We anticipate a very exciting 2011/12 school year,” said Schnaars. “The students and faculty are looking forward to being challenged and rewarded all at the same time.”
To learn more about the St. Agnes School, visit www.stagnesschool.com.