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A LANDmark Expansion THE FIRST DAY OF (A NEW) SCHOOL After much anticipation, Cathedral students entered the school’s new Expansion spaces for the first time on February 26. That morning, Lower School students paraded into the Annex on the Terrace Level, each placing a LEGO on the LEGO wall before gathering in the new Library and Media Center. After a blessing by Chaplain Patti Welch, Director of Library and New Media Ricca Gaus read BiblioBurro: A True Story from Colombia to the entire Lower School. The book is about a man who creates a traveling library to spread literacy to children. Lower School students also delivered books from their classrooms to the new Library. In the afternoon, the Upper School held a ribbon-cutting before crossing the threshold to hold their first Upper School Assembly in the new expanded dining space on the First Floor. Head of School Marsha Nelson opened remarks by revealing the name she had chosen for the new room: the Morningside Room. After reviewing suggestions from students, faculty, and staff, Ms. Nelson felt her choice reflected the morning light of a new day “filled with hope and possibility” and its view overlooking Morningside Park. “I am deeply thrilled that the Upper School is claiming this for Upper School Assembly,” said Ms. Nelson. Chaplain Welch also blessed this new room and, in particular, CFO/COO Peter Maas for all his work managing the project. The next day, all students were able to claim the Morningside Room as part of the school’s first expanded lunch service.

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