Thursday, September 8, 2011

Spellman Opens New Fitness Center, Science Labs

Submitted by Nate Merritt, communications coordinator, Cardinal Spellman
BROCKTON--For the first time in 53 years, Cardinal Spellman High School has a new addition to their campus.
Spellman plans to unveil their state-of-the-art fitness center and three new science labs to the public Friday, September 9.
The grand opening will begin at 6 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony and continue with tours of the brand new facility.
All are welcome to attend.
The grand opening will be followed by the Cardinals first football game of the season against Winchester High School at 7 p.m.
Spellman officials are very excited about the new fitness center and science labs, that each in their own way will offer a greater high school experience for its students.
“Spellman was well designed in the 1950s and the buildings and grounds have been meticulously maintained over the years, but it was time for some improvements," said Dr. John McEwan, Spellman's president. “A school’s facilities are an important part of teaching and learning in any academic program," he added.
Spellman, a Catholic college preparatory high school which serves 40 communities in the area, broke ground on the new 5,000 square-foot fitness center last November 9 and completed the construction in August.
It houses state-of-the-art equipment and celebrates over 50 years of athletic competition with an Athletic Hall of Fame. It also provides two new offices for the athletic director and trainer.
The fitness center offers improved access to the school’s gymnasium in addition to more space for ticket sales and concessions.
The fitness center is an important resource for students and faculty during physical education classes, and for after-school workouts.
The public will also be given an opportunity to tour some other improvements to the Spellman campus.
There are three new science lab classrooms. The new labs are intended for chemistry, biology and anatomy classes. Physics and other science electives will also share the labs.
The new classrooms have state-of-the-art technology and the student desk-lab tables were custom designed for Cardinal Spellman High School.
There are three new teacher prep rooms and places for supplies adjoining each lab. This year, Spellman added A.P Biology to its curriculum and next year Spellman will add A.P. Chemistry. The new labs are expected to greatly enhance those courses.

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