Homecoming weekend was extra special this year as the classes of '70 and '71 were among the first to celebrate together in our Alumni Heritage Room. Alumni were invited to view the renovated space over the weekend. We are still working on the final touches, but we were so excited to be able to share the reveal of this beautiful space with our brothers.
Construction on the new Alumni Heritage room continues, as drywall goes up! This view is looking into the meeting space through the interior entrance.
Construction is progressing in the Alumni Heritage room. Wall beams are set, and drywall has been delivered. Shown is the view from the new Spirit Shop space, looking at the athletic offices to the right.
As a part of Phase Two of the Always Be initiative, the media center is getting a complete renovation and is being repurposed into the La Salle Alumni Heritage Room.
The main space of the former media center will be beautifully branded in La Salle red and white and will include many historically important pieces celebrating the school’s 60-year history. The Athletics Department will remain in the space but new, permanent offices will be built. Additionally, the Spirit Shop will stay in the room but will occupy a smaller footprint. A conference room and a kitchenette will also be added to the new space to accommodate small group work and large alumni catering needs.
When the space is not being used by our alumni, it will also be available for special student programming and as a featured stop on admissions tours for prospective students. Demolition has begun and construction is scheduled to start in July 2021 with a grand opening planned for Homecoming on October 1, 2021.
We are thrilled to have a new LED marquee sign to showcase the great things happening in our school. Our new sign was installed on June 9 by Klusty Sign Associates.
The HGC team is preserving the important La Salle traditions during construction. They carefully removed the stone engraving from the front of the school during demolition.
Bob Dorsey is a proud alumnus of La Salle High School, graduating in 1975. While he and his wife Lisa would prefer to remain quiet about their amazing $2 million gift to his alma mater, it’s the largest gift in the school’s history and the news is too exciting not to share with the larger community of proud Lancer fans.