Dear Parents, Alumni, and Friends,
The beginning of another school year is upon us, and this time of the year always brings a tremendous amount of excitement and hope. Only a few short months ago, we said goodbye to the class of 2017, and now we welcome the class of 2022, as well as a number of students in the upper grades. Over 740 students will fill the halls of E. D. White this year, and our staff has been preparing for them for the past two months. A number of exciting things have happened over the summer as we work hard to achieve our mission of imparting the Catholic faith, promoting academic excellence and enhancing self-esteem.
The Giardina Academic Enhancement Center expansion project has begun and is on schedule to be completed in December of this year. This expansion will double the size of the current AE Center and includes a three thousand square foot mezzanine learning commons area. Additionally, the library is being renovated with new LED lighting and new flooring. Renovations were done in the St. Theresa Music Hall to move the library and colorguard room and enlarge the uniform room. A plan has begun to move and enlarge the bookstore in the Student Union, and this project is ongoing. Construction continued on the wrought iron fencing on Seventh Street and near the ticket booth at the entrance to the stadium. The great thing about all of the projects is that they are fully funded by donations from our many friends and supporters.
We are ready once again to continue the tradition of excellence, and I look forward to seeing each of you at school in the near future. Please call me if there is anything we can do to help make the 2017-2018 school year a great success.
Tim Robichaux '79, President