With the arrival of spring break, came the beginning of construction at Saint Viator High School and the next phase of its Shaping the Future with Faith campaign.StudentAcademicCommons

Back in 2011, at the 50th anniversary gala for the high school, the Viatorian Community made a $3 million donation that served to jumpstart the $10 million campaign.

With students away from the school, crews began converting the former resource center into the new Marie Gallagher Student Academic Commons. The new space will have wireless Internet access, allowing students to work together on group projects before and after school.

Some of its features include upholstered seating and collaborative work stations, recessed projection screens and LCD projectors, as well as a quiet study area and offices.

“We just finished putting in new windows,” said Steve Burks, building and grounds director for the high school, “and already the space looks totally different.”

School officials expect to hold a dedication ceremony in early June.