ICCS showcases new St. Charles Annex

By By Lance Traweek / American Press

Students and administrators at Immaculate Conception Cathedral School introduced students and parents to their new addition

on Sunday, a building named the St. Charles Annex.

In spring 2011, construction on the St.

Charles Annex begun. The building, located on the same land where the

St. Charles

Academy once stood, is home to four classrooms and student

restrooms. It also has a “state of the art” library, which is equipped

with a technology center. There are also additional rooms for fine

arts for special needs students.

The building cost $2.2 million, with

$1.7 million raised by donations. In addition to the cost of the

building, the new classroom

technology has been funded through H.C. Drew Foundation grant.

Furnishings were provided by the 2012 ICCS PTO.

“It’s exciting to show people what is

behind those red brick walls,” principal Dinah Bradford said after the

dedication ceremony.

“It’s only through God’s grace that we have been able to grow this school.”

Bradford thanked the community for all the support the school has received.

“This is a wonderful school family and has been for many years,” Bradford said. “The consistent growth is very fulfilling

as the leader of the school.”

She said she feels the new building blends in well with the existing building — built in 1950.

“The heritage is very important to us,” Bradford said.

There are currently 433 students from

grades Pre-kindergarten to eighth grade enrolled at ICCS, along with 20

classroom teachers.