St. Nicholas Catholic School is grateful for support
St. Nicholas Catholic School started the academic year with a new look. After many hours of work and planning, St. Nicholas students have new playground equipment to enjoy during recess. In a ribbon-cutting ceremony during Open House on Aug. 22, Principal Wes Remaley thanked the many volunteers and local businesses who made it all possible. School superintendent and St. Nicholas parish pastor, the Rev. Francisco Godinez, was given the honor of cutting the ribbon — much to the delight of students.
Aging equipment was removed this summer, ground cover was changed, cement poured, rubber bark distributed and a new play structure and swing set erected.
“Students are so pleased to have a fun new play space,” Remaley said in a statement, “Our playground is now safer and easier for teachers to monitor. We are thankful to the many volunteer parents, donors and local businesses who made this possible.”
The updated playground is the result of countless volunteer hours that was initiated by the St. Nicholas Catholic School Board’s fundraising efforts, community donations and a grant. The project came to fruition just days before school started Aug. 21.
Luke Adams, a former student and now parent of current students, spearheaded the renovation.
“Our playground was really out-of-date. It has not changed since I attended school,” Adams said. “We got a lot of good years out of the old equipment, but our students needed an updated and safer area to run and play.”
St. Nicholas Catholic School wants to offer a special thank you to the following businesses, churches and individuals: Barclay Mechanical, High Output Construction, J & L Electric, Lynch Oil, Northwest Farm Credit Services, Timm Adams Farms, the Land Group, the Sprinkler Shop, Valley Agronomics, Rupert 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wards and the many parents, parishioners and community volunteers.
At St. Nicholas Catholic School, our mission is to bring children closer to Christ by providing an excellent integrated religious, academic and social education in order to develop a Christian attitude, a solid work ethic and respect for themselves and their community.
St. Nicholas Catholic School
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Sun Valley Center for the Arts staff