NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Since the roof replacement over the library and nearby areas was finished this spring, Immaculata High School staff and administration have redesigned the Library to create a new and improved Media Center.
Expanding on the idea of a traditional library and following the lead of many college and university media center designs, Immaculata’s Media Center, which is scheduled to be completed by the start of classes, will allow for flexible use of the space.
The Media Center will include areas for Makerspace projects, expanded learning and collaboration centers, and a silent reading area. To better support student use of Chromebooks, additional printing and charging stations are also part of the improvements.
This September, we are excited to introduce our students and teachers to the new re-design of Immaculata’s Media Center,” said Principal Jean G. Kline.¬ “Over the years, thousands of students have enjoyed the benefits of our iconic Main Lobby Library. Today, we are confident that this repurposed and renamed space will be enjoyed by thousands of future students to come. Our Media Center is destined to become a hub for 21st century learning and information sharing.”
After a few delays, and in support of Immaculata’s heavily-participated dramatic arts program, the plans for the new IHS Theater are in the final stages. Funded by their recent Capital Campaign, a new stage, comfortable new seating, upgraded sound and lighting as well as a new orchestra pit under the stage will create a beautiful, impressive theater for musical and drama performances. The new theater is also planned to host a variety of other IHS and local commu¬nity presentations. “We are excited to see this construction begin within the next few months and are hopeful it will be completed by late spring 2017,” Kline said. “We are looking forward to providing our student stage performers, pit instrumentalists, and stage crew with modern new equipment and resources to display their already remarkable and award-winning talent.”
With the success of Immaculata’s 1-1 student Chromebook initiative, which was rolled out in September 2015, the Technology Department has been busy throughout the summer ensuring the maintenance and improvement of necessary systems. Through increased and upgraded access points and wiring, the Immaculata community will continue to experience quality tech support in the coming year.
“As with any endeavor related to increased technology integration, we are constantly reviewing and adjusting our technology efforts in order to best meet the needs of our students and faculty,” Kline said.