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BRIEF HISTORY OF ROCKHURST HIGH SCHOOL 1910 The Academy of Rockhurst College is officially chartered by the State of Missouri. 1914 Forty-two students enroll as freshmen and sophomores as the first classes. 1917 First graduating class (11 men). 1923 The Academy of Rockhurst becomes Rockhurst College and Rockhurst High School. 1962 The Greenlease Memorial campus is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; Rockhurst High School becomes separately incorporated from Rockhurst College. 1990

The Foundations Forever campaign provides funding to build the Rose Theatre; McGee Hall; a Learning Resource Center; as well as enhancements for the performing arts, speech/debate, and journalism. Endowment growth becomes a priority.

1996 Millennium Master Plan approved by the Board of Trustees. 1998

The Defining Moment capital campaign supplies resources for the most comprehensive overhaul of the campus in school history at that time, including construction of the John and Laura Sullivan, Sr. Chapel of the Sacred Heart; Barry Commons; increase of classrooms from 37 to 50; new science laboratories; enlarged performance gymnasium; and centralized administrative offices.

2002 Dasta Memorial Stadium is renovated and expanded. 2007 The Loyola Center opens. 2008 The Hager Choral Room is established. 2010 Rockhurst High School celebrates its centennial year. 2013 Final recommendation in the Millennium Master Plan fulfilled by building of Dining Commons. 2014 The Board of Trustees approves a Master Site Plan to ensure Rockhurst High School’s programs and facilities are sufficient to fulfill its mission, including an “ecosystem” to form the whole man.

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ROCKHURST HIGH SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT Rockhurst High School serves the greater Kansas City area by educating Ignatian leaders, “men for others,� in the

Roman Catholic Jesuit

College Preparatory tradition. In the spirit of St. Ignatius, its goal is the

formation of the whole

person within a diverse and disciplined environment, as one who is open to growth, strives for academic excellence, is religious, loving, and committed to justice through service.

VISION STATEMENT Rockhurst High School will be sought out and recognized for its ability to

educate men for others. Rockhurst High School will, in the Jesuit tradition,

friendships

foster lifelong

based on enduring principles and Ignatian values. It will

be nationally and locally recognized as the best value-added education because of its success in

developing community leaders for an

increasingly diverse world.

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2014 PRELIMINARY MASTER PLAN

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PROCESS The design team has benefited from the

input of many voices

during the master planning effort. A kickoff meeting with the Board of Trustees established the

vision and expectations

of the

exercise. This framework was supplemented by the input of the faculty, followed by a town hall meeting in which over

190 Rockhurst

supporters voiced their opinions regarding the school’s direction moving forward. Using this data—combined with extensive experience in secondary education design—Gould Evans has identified

components

key

of the campus that, with further investment, will

stand to benefit the students of Rockhurst High School for years to come.

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THE CASE

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OUR CHALLENGE The Rockhurst High School community has a shared challenge to equip our students to become mindful observers, leaders, critical thinkers and problem solvers within the context of the

rapidly changing needs

of the

middle and latter parts of the 21st century. In response, the school is currently undergoing one of the most

curricular revisions

dramatic

in its 100 year history. Facilities as well must

change in order to support our mission, new emerging teaching methods, technologies and growing societal changes.

THE URGENCY This “paradigm shift� will ensure that Rockhurst High School remains

relevant and highly competitive

vibrant,

well into the future; while

strengthening its cornerstone Jesuit mission and vision. In the end, planning for the future is much more than providing a new curriculum and campus. It is about giving our students and faculty the tools they need to reach their God-given

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potential.


MASTER PLAN PRIORITIES STRATEGIC PLAN 1

Catholic Faith Formation

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Curriculum and Technology Paradigm Shift

3

Sustainable Tuition Assistance

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Facilities and Geography of the School to Support the Mission

8 H 8 H 7 C 4 D

B 6

E1

A 5

F2

ROCKHURST HIGH SCHOOL MASTER PLAN IMPROVEMENT ZONES

7 C

G 3

7 C

north

CAPITAL UPGRADES A

Replace Visitor’s Bleachers

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Upgrade Spaces B New Current StadiumClassroom Field House

2 2

C

3 3

D

New Learning Commons

Artificial Turf

Cross-Disciplinary Academic Wing

Rose Theater Expansion

4 4 5

E

Rose Theatre Expansion

Upgrade Current Classroom Spaces

5 6

F

New Learning Commons

6 7

Cross-Disciplinary G Artificial Turf

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Additional Parking H Additional Parking

Replace Visitor’s Bleachers New Stadium Field House

Academic Wing

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LEARNING COMMONS AND CLASSROOM ENHANCEMENTS

Gould Evans Concept Images

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WE ASKED LIBRARIANS: WHAT WILL THE LIBRARIES OF TOMORROW LOOK LIKE? WHY WILL STUDENTS COME TO THE LIBRARY 10 YEARS FROM NOW?

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MENTORING COMMONS & “FRONT PORCH” SPACE

Pesci Atrium and New Learning Commons

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LEARNING COMMONS | ROCKHURST HIGH SCHOOL


PEOPLE SPACE REPLACES COLLECTION SPACE

Gould Evans Concept Images

Gould Evans Concept Images

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LEARNING COMMONS | ROCKHURST HIGH SCHOOL

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TEAM SPACES SUPPORT GROUP STUDY & PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING

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Gould Evans Concept Images

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LEARNING COMMONS | ROCKHURST HIGH SCHOOL


ACTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS are transforming the learning experience across today ’s most forwardthinking schools. Enabling the students to

actively participate in the

learning experience builds critical thinking, problem solving, leadership qualities, confidence, and proficiency in content. Today ’s businesses are demanding graduates that can adapt to dynamic work environments and perform well within multi-disciplinary teams. Moving into the future,

flexibility of these learning environments

is vital in

order for high schools to stay relevant.

CLASSROOM ENHANCEMENTS | ROCKHURST HIGH SCHOOL

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CROSS-DISCIPLINARY LEARNING

Gould Evans Concept Images

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CROSS-CURRICULAR TRENDS A strong working knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) will be essential for individuals to

competitive throughout their lifetime

remain

in the world of

tomorrow. Flexible, cross-curriculum learning experiences will continue

project-based and leadership skills within multi-disciplinary teams. to enable the student to enhance their

Forward looking schools are now adding “A” for “arts” (STEAM) as the futuristic design of both practical and attractive technologies will be in high demand in

the ever expanding global economy.

Gould Evans Concept Images

Gould Evans Concept Images

“FLEX LABS” ADAPTABLE FOR EVOLVING NEEDS

CROSS-CURRICULAR TRENDS | ROCKHURST HIGH SCHOOL

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PERFORMANCE FEATURES: roof overhang reduces solar heat gain during summer months

green roof acts as outdoor learning environment + provides demonstration area for life science program

operable shading devices on south-facing facade allow for indoor comfort levels to be a adjusted in the most sustainable fashion

outdoor classroom

Learning Center Annex The former Jesuit residence can no longer be repurposed for academic spaces. The plan calls for demolishing the old residence and building a 30,000 square foot academic annex that more directly supports our mission of educating the whole man.

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CROSS-CURRICULAR TRENDS | ROCKHURST HIGH SCHOOL


AFFORDABILITY “Without the financial aid award you chose to give me,

no doubt in my mind the difficulty of paying for my senior year tuition would have overwhelmed my family and forced me to finish high school elsewhere .” there is

­ Letter from a senior student to the donor of — his scholarship

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Rockhurst is duty bound to do all it can to meet the increasing demand for financial aid from middle and lower-income families. The school is committed to its ongoing campaign to build the endowment and increase the number and amount of scholarship funds. As a Jesuit school,

FINANCIAL AID FACTS

$3m

$2m

• $2 million in financial aid was awarded for the 2013-14 school year. • 375 student recipients. • Awards range from $550 - $8,000. • Average annual income of financial aid recipients is $80,500. • Average financial aid award is $5,400. • Our endowment needs to grow to $60 million to support future family financial aid needs.

34%

of all Rockhurst students receive financial aid

$415,000

2013 - 2014

• Financial Aid Needed • Financial Aid Awarded • Endowment Investment Income

Rockhurst Student Body

given toward Financial Aid

HURTADO SCHOLARS In 2013 Rockhurst launched the Hurtado Scholars Program

to assist boys grades six

through eight for whom a Catholic, college preparatory education may be unattainable. Named for the Jesuit priest St. Alberto Hurtado who served impoverished boys in his native Chile,

serves boys in urban Kansas City. Rockhurst faculty and staff provide summer and academic-year weekly training strategies to mentor, educate, inspire and care for each student. the program

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ATHLETICS

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REPLACE VISITOR’S BLEACHERS The existing visitor’s bleachers will be replaced with a 1,000 seat-capacity bleacher system and press box.

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ATHLETICS | ROCKHURST HIGH SCHOOL


NEW STADIUM FIELD HOUSE The new state-of-the-art facility will house athletic lockers, coaches’ facilities, and a second floor alumni event space.

ATHLETICS | ROCKHURST HIGH SCHOOL

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TURF FIELD LOCATIONS + AREAS BASEBALL FIELD

EAST FIELD

NORTH FIELD

122,000 SQ. FT.

56,000 SQ. FT.

56,000 SQ. FT.

ARTIFICIAL TURF INSTALLATION Installing artificial turf at the athletic fields will help to support the 500+ student-athletes who depend on them daily. The reliability of artificial turf will eliminate the athletic department’s current dependence on cooperative weather.

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ATHLETICS | ROCKHURST HIGH SCHOOL


ROSE THEATRE EXPANSION

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ROSE THEATRE This addition will provide the theater department with much needed dressing room space as well as rehearsal and classroom space. Professional performance-quality support spaces will also make the venue more appealing for rentals.

ROSE THEATER ADDITION DRESSING ROOM + REHEARSAL SPACE

+1,800 SF

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ROSE THEATRE | ROCKHURST HIGH SCHOOL


ROCK SOLID

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BRIEF HISTORY OF PREVIOUS CAMPAIGNS Foundations Forever Campaign in 1988-1990 for Rose Theatre construction; establishment of Journalism Department and new Resource Center ($3,200,000)

Defining Moment Campaign in two phases from 1996-2004 that refurbishes and modernizes Main Building; development of the Chapel of the Sacred Heart; Administrative Center; Barry Commons and Dasta Stadium expansion ($20,000,587)

Loyola Center Campaign 2005-2007 for construction of second gymnasium; Technology Center and classroom expansions ($4,445,801)

Founded on Rock Campaign 2009-present to expand endowed investment portfolio for tuition assistance ($8,739,680)

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Operating Budget for Income 2013-2014

• Annual Fund & Auction $1,350,000 • Athletic Department $177,500 • Bookstore $35,000 $946,000 • Dining Commons $161,000 • Facility Rentals • From Endowment Fund $415,000 $137,000 • Parents’ Club $160,000 • Rock Shop $751,200 Student Activities, • Testing, Development • Tuition and Fees

$12,581,750 $16,714,450

Operating Budget for Expenses 2013-2014 $683,000 Academics and • Other Expenses • Administration $1,728,500 • Athletics $419,000 • Computer Operations $195,000 $946,000 • Dining Commons Financial Aid/Tuition $1,993,600 • Assistance

• Funded Depreciation • Parents’ Club Rock Shop, Bookstore, • Facility, Contingency • Salaries and Benefits

$875,000 $128,900 $184,900 $9,613,700

$16,767,600

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ROCKHURST HIGH SCHOOL CAPITAL CAMPAIGN GOALS 8 H 8 H 7 C 4 D

B 6

E1

A 5

F2

ROCKHURST HIGH SCHOOL MASTER PLAN IMPROVEMENT ZONES

7 C

G 3

A

Replace Visitor’s Bleachers

B

New Stadium Field House

C

Artificial Turf

D

Rose Theater Expansion

Upgrade Current Classroom Spaces CAPITAL CAMPAIGN EGOALS 7 C

1

Upgrade Current ClassroomF Spaces $1,200,000 New Learning Commons

2

New Learning Commons

3

Cross-Disciplinary Academic Wing

4

Rose Theatre Expansion

5

Replace Visitor’s Bleachers and Press Box

6

New Stadium Field House/Storage/Sitework $6,750,000

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Artificial Turf

8

Additional Parking

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Soft Construction Costs

$6,942,500

Endowment: Financial Aid for Students

$5,287,500

G H

$2,990,000

Cross-Disciplinary Academic Wing $12,020,000

Additional Parking

$900,000

north

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$340,000

$3,150,000 $420,000

$40,000,000


2013 – 2014 ROCKHURST HIGH SCHOOL

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Mr. Thomas R. McGee, Jr. (Chairman) Rev. Terrence A. Baum, SJ (Ex-Officio) Mrs. Nan Tiehen Bone Mr. Gerald W. Brenneman ’78 Mrs. Julie R. Connor Mr. Thomas A. Debacco ’77 Mr. Thomas H. Freeman, Sr. ’83 Mr. Jonathan R. Haden ’75

Very William T. Oulvey, SJ Mr. Edward “Jay ” Reardon, II ’76 Mr. Allen K. Roberson ’84 Ronald A. Slepitza, PhD. Rev. David J. Suwalsky, SJ Mr. Mark R. Teahan ’78 Mr. Paul J. Thompson ’80 Mr. M. James Van Dyke ’72 Mr. Owen M. Zidar ’75

Mrs. Lisa White Hardwick

New Members as of June 2014

Rev. Vernon R. Heinsz, SJ

Mr. James B. Betterman

Mr. Michael L. Kahn

Mrs. Millie Brown

Mr. Patrick A. McAnany ’75

Rev. Ian R. Gibbons, SJ

Mr. Michael G. McMahon ’67

Mr. Jeff A. Mohajir

Mr. Sean R. Miller ’77

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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam For the Greater Glory of God


Master Plan Booklet