Our Lady of Hope School completes building project


With Our Lady of Hope Regional Elementary School in Blackwood opening its doors this week for the start of a new school year, students will find an enhanced learning experience, with a new science lab, media center and other resources to give pupils the best education possible.

Construction has been completed on a new school hall, with a science lab, media center, computer lab, art room, and a third classroom for the eighth grade, designed “to strengthen (students) understanding as well as their application of technology skills across the curriculum,” said Sister Paula Randow, principal.

A new gym/cafeteria is also being constructed at the school, and should be completed by early next year.

“The administration and faculty of Our Lady of Hope Regional School are committed to providing the best education to our students,” Sister Paula said. “The faith formation of our students is of utmost importance in our daily instruction and life as a Catholic school community. We are excited about our newest facility and all that it holds for our students, teachers and families.”

In related news, Bishop Joseph A. Galante will bless the new addition to St. Mary School, Vineland, on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m.

Also, a new classroom building opened at John Paul II Reagional School, Statford; modular classrooms opened at St. Michael School, Clayton; and Holy Family School, Ventnor, has undergone renovations to its campus.