Notre Dame High School’s complete modernization took another big step on Wednesday with the opening of their brand new gym.
Although construction on different parts of the school began in the spring of 2015, the request to modernize the school was initially sent all the way back in 2001, when Ralph Klein was still in charge of the province.
“The student body and staff, and in fact the entire community has long been anticipating the opening of the gym,” says Principal Pamela Guilbault.
“The gym has two video walls that will serve as the scoreboards and the time clocks for all of the games. The video wall also has the ability to do presentations for any type of event. We have a brand new audio system in there as well. The gym is a double gym so there’s a big curtain that splits it in the centre. We’re thrilled with the fact we can now host provincial competitions at our school and we’re ready to do so.”
The gym is only one of many renos that have been done to the school over the past couple years. The west and south wing have been completely modernized, a new welding shop has been built and the administrative office and staff areas have been rebuilt as well. The multipurpose area, the library learning commons and band room are the last projects to go. Construction around the school will be completed this year.