Gifts to capital improvements help us meet needs, goals and dreams to maintain the high standard of excellence at Our Lady of Sorrows. Capital gifts are made to the Saints for Tomorrow Annual Fund and designated by donors for a specific capital improvement including facility improvements, academic updates, and identity enhancements. Capital gifts designations are made in collaboration with the School Leadership Team to align with the current goals and missions of the school.
Because of the incredible generosity of our community, we were able to make many capital improvements to our campus and infrastructure.
The first wave of improvements was made over the Christmas 2022 school break. During that time, a brand-new PA system was installed to improve building communication and enhance our school safety protocols. We painted several areas of the front office and lobby, as well as the cafeteria light fixtures and doors our signature OLS blue. New paint, coupled with updated floor mats around our drinking fountains and in the lobby enhances our school branding and created a fresh look.
After delays with the permitting process and some restrictions on the size of our wayfinding signs, Campus Signage was finally installed in February. We are so pleased that our campus is now marked with signage in our signature colors allowing visitors to better navigate our facilities. The signs on three corners of our campus allow our Farmington community to know who we are and what we stand for. Sign sponsors joined us for a special blessing ceremony to bring the project to completion in April.
During the summer months, the school received many incredibly important “behind the scenes” upgrades including the complete replacement of the HVAC system in the entire school, significant work on our roof, as well as a cleaning of the air duct system throughout the main school building. Both sets of bathrooms in the lower elementary school were gutted and completely updated, we added storage spaces to 3 first grade classrooms and one kindergarten bathroom was renovated. A major reconfiguration of the front foyer and school office entrance allows for better safety protocols and increased visitor screening.
Finally, other completed projects include the conversion of first grade classrooms from tables to desks, the completion of getting all second-grade classrooms new desks, the reconfiguration of the library to create a second conference room, the replacement/update of 200 Chromebooks and the investment in a new Science curriculum across all grade levels.
We are doing our best to be good stewards of the physical structures and materials that make up our school and the resources provided to us by you! Thank you for making this all happen!
2021-2022 Capital Improvements
Improvements in the classrooms continue with the installation of carpet in eight rooms in the 7th and 8th grade classroom wings. The existing floors were uneven from prior repairs to the radiant floor heating system and the floor tile was very old. By installing carpet in the classrooms, we achieve a level floor and lower noise levels.
2020-2021 Capital Improvements
2019-2020 Capital Improvements
2018-2019 Capital Improvements
2017-2018 Capital Improvements
2016-2017 Capital Improvements