St. Angela School is here to stay
Four years ago, vacant buildings on the St. Angela School campus were demolished; a sad day for many whose childhood these buildings were part of, but an auspicious day for today’s scholars. With the generous help of alumni and other friends, St. Angela has built a campus that is a testament to her belief in the school’s future. They now have a soccer field – and a burgeoning soccer program. St. Angela School is getting greener, the newest of its trees was planted by its eighth graders last fall. They have outdoor classrooms, a lovely shaded playground, a seasonal prayer garden surrounding the statue of St. Angela that once graced the church’s facade. An engraved brick garden dedicated to the memory of generations of students and teachers tells the story of their first hundred years.
The work on their campus is ongoing and neither is the work on the old buildings. In October, an artist began painting the school’s south wall with a beautiful, colorful mural celebrating the children of St. Angela School. The mural represents the fulfillment of a promise St. Angela School made to the community of Austin—their neighborhood—when those bulldozers first arrived years ago: “We’re not going anywhere. We’re here to stay.”
St. Angela School will continue to serve these children. “We will protect them, give them fields to run, gardens to read, trees to give them shade. We are committed to our work and are deeply grateful to all who support it.”
For more information about St. Angela School, its staff and its programs, please visit their website: www.saintangela.org.
St. Angela School
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