|...get the choir and orchestra out of overcrowded, classroom space so music instructors will be more effective?||Ever tried to play a cello while bumping into the person next to you? We don’t have space for our musicians! Our existing choral and orchestra students are using space configured for a classroom.||Add a dedicated orchestra room in the new wing and reconfigure the existing music room into a full two-room music suite, not to mention adding instrument storage!
|...have a variety of sports offerings and reasonable practice schedules so children are home at a decent hour?||Overbooked gym space, multiple teams (drama students…) sharing the space with students getting up really early and not getting home until after 9:00 pm from late practices.||Expand gym and create two simultaneous practice areas and a larger sports complex.
|DISCIPLESHIP||...teach children to love Jesus and joyfully seek to know, love, and serve Him?||There is limited space for school wide assemblies, hymn of the month, worship, and guest speakers.||A gathering place for morning devotions, assemblies, and worship for the entire student body.
|...help children to eat healthy meals, not sit in the same desk all day and be able to relax a bit with friends...||530 students eating in classrooms is a mess, literally. No place for hot and healthy meal preparation. Sitting in the same desk limits fellowship (and etiquette training.) ||Construct a Great Hall with a commercial kitchen providing healthy and delicious meals, served in an aesthetically beautiful place, enabling teachers and mentors to interact so the classroom is a place of instruction not a dining room.
|THEATRE||...teach children to love what is true, good, and beautiful in an age of the cheap and disposable and have a better setting for events like Exordium?||Sharing space with gym events, last minute set-up of stage, practices limited to hallways and cold and windy outside times, limited number of performances. Currently, no place for full student body to gather for assemblies or meetings. Exordiums can be hard to hear and seating less than ideal, especially for our grandparents.||Design the Great Hall so it can be converted easily into a performing arts theatre with
seating for over 700 people (better seating than the gym and everyone can hear!)
|...get in and out of drop off and pick up, and find open parking spaces?||Not enough parking spaces, which makes pick up and drop off take longer and is less safe with so many children around the cars.||Add 70 new spaces on the new northern land for students and staff, freeing up existing parking for parents, grandparents and guests.
|...be able to shout that out and be a part of an organization that values being debt free?||Although our mortgage is a small part of our budget, our goal is to be debt free!||1. We negotiated the ability to pay $1,000,000 of our bond off every year without penalty!
2. A portion of this campaign will lower our debt.
|RESTROOMS||...maximize classroom time and not have students rushing back and forth across the building?||Upper school students have to go to the opposite side of the building and are late with only 3 minutes to class. (On average, some 20 hours of lost class time each year per student!) Upper school and lower school students often share the same bathroom.||Adding restrooms in better proximity to upper school classes.