On the first day of the school year, the students from St. Thomas More Catholic Elementary School joined the students at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary School, officially becoming Cougars.
On May 13, the school community celebrated the Official Blessing and Opening of the renovated and expanded school, which brings together students in Early Learning Kindergarten through Grade 8 under one roof.
The celebration included members of the school and wider community, including the Saint Michael Catholic High School band and choir, Board Chair Father Paul MacNeil and Trustee Ed Nieuwesteeg, Father Peter Rowe, Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, representatives from the architectural and construction firms which designed and built the new areas, Catholic School Council, Senior Staff and Niagara Falls City Councillor Kim Craitor.
Students from the school were involved in the celebration, including the choir, student trustees and students who shared the story of St. Thomas More.
Father Peter Rowe was joined by Principal Elizabeth Davey, Director of Education John Crocco, Family of Schools Superintendent of Education Mark Lefebvre, Father MacNeil, Mr. Craitor, and Charles Elwell of Venerio V. P. Panici Architects and John Coleangelo of Bromac Construction for the blessing.
View more photos from the event on the Board’s Facebook page.