The public enjoyed popcorn, a photo booth and more while touring a brand new school in the Fort.
 
St. André Bessette Catholic High School for grades 9-12 held its open house on Wednesday (May 16).
 
It was estimated that several hundred people walked through the school’s doors to take a peek.
 
“We want everyone to just feel the excitement in the space that we feel. We’re really looking forward to getting our furniture in here and our students in here and making this more than just a building, which it is right now,” said teacher Justine Degenhardt.
 
The school has two floors, with hands on learning rooms on the main floor such as the gym, theatre, music room and more. Classrooms are on the second floor.
 
Construction fabrication teacher Ben Wisniewski described the new school as “unbelievable.”
 
“Myself and other teachers are pretty excited to come here, it’s a great space. They invited us to have some talks when they were designing the school so we had some input and kind of made some changes and additions to help make it flow well for students and curriculum and whatnot,” he said.
 
Wisniewski is looking forward to the larger space for students to complete more advanced projects such as sheds. Students will also have a bigger welding area as well and some new equipment.
 
Morgan McCoy, who will enter Grade 11 next year at the school is excited.
 
“I’m looking forward to the P-fit (personal fitness) classroom the most, I’m very excited about it. It’s offered at our school but we’ve got a much better room for it now and we’re going to have lots of good equipment,” said McCoy.
 
Construction is on schedule for the school to open this September. For changes coming to other schools once SAB Catholic opens click here.
 

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