Althoff Breaks Ground on New Athletic Complex, STREAM Lab

By on July 14, 2017

From the Belleville News-Democrat:  Ground was officially broken on Althoff Catholic High School’s new athletic complex and STREAM lab Wednesday night (July 12).

The school has started work on a new outdoor athletic complex and a lab focused on science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and math. A fundraising campaign paid for the projects.

Principal Dave Harris says the lab and complex will provide a better education and athletic experience for the students.

“They can get hands-on training (in the lab),” Harris said. “It gives kids a different way of learning. Rather than sitting in class and listening, they can put it to work as soon as it’s taught.”

Heritage Hall was packed Wednesday for the groundbreaking, with hundreds of alumni, current students, teachers and parents attending to show their support.

“This will allow Althoff to improve offerings to young families that are making the important decision to come to Althoff,” said Andy Blassie, one of the co-chairs for the campaign to raise money for the project. “This will put us on par with St. Louis schools.”

The STREAM lab will include an engineering classroom, a biomedical classroom, a broadcast communications room, a functioning greenhouse and a student workroom, Harris said.

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