SAGINAW — The banging and clanging of construction continues to replace the sound of school bells and daily announcements, as renovations at All Saints Central, 217 S. Monroe St., in Bay City, and Nouvel Catholic Central, 2555 Wieneke Rd., in Saginaw are ongoing this summer. The two Catholic high schools are benefiting from a combined $4.1 million in infrastructure enhancements.
The projects are being funded through Legacy of Faith, a major gifts campaign that was announced in May by the Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw.
The Legacy of Faith campaign began in June of 2008 with a feasibility study to identify priority needs.
Campaign co-chairs helped to secure generous funds for phase one of the project; teachers and school staff were among the first to support the initiative. The projects were identified and fully funded by local benefactors within the Bay and Saginaw communities.
The infrastructure upgrades at Nouvel will take academic excellence to a new level with the introduction of state-of-the-art learning spaces and laboratories, the renovation of existing classrooms and the removal of the school’s temporary annex building. The phase one investment at Nouvel is $3 million.
All Saints will continue its renowned provision of innovative education, with building enhancements, including a new heating and ventilation system. The physical improvements are phase-one of a multi-phase renovation and expansion project that will provide students with a superior environment for learning and faith formation. The phase one investment at All Saints is $1.1 million.
Both projects are designed with environmentally friendly building practices and materials, and are on track to be completed when students return to school in the fall.