Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Sunday, June 24, 2018

echs groundbreaking 6283 webArchbishop Leonard P. Blair blesses the ground just before the ground-breaking ceremony for East Catholic High School's math, science and technology wing on Aug. 28, 2015.

MANCHESTER – East Catholic High School will dedicate its new math, science and technology wing with a blessing from Archbishop Leonard P. Blair at 6 p.m. Aug. 31.

Jay Hartling, principal and chief administrator, said the new wing offers a 21st-tcentury environment with multipurpose areas for science and math that will provide cohesive implementation of cutting-edge classes on such subjects as forensics and engineering.

The former science area has been transformed into a new Fine Arts Center, which will accommodate East Catholic’s seven instrumental groups, seven choral groups and active theater program, which are part of the school’s award-winning fine arts program.

Other significant renovations to the campus include the installation of new windows and doors, classroom furnishings, interactive projective devices, new flooring and beautification of the grounds. 

Local officials who will attend the ceremony include Rep. John Larson, D-Conn., Glastonbury State Rep. Mark Tweedie, Manchester Mayor Jay Moran and East Hartford Mayor Marcia Leclerc, ’77.

The dedication and ribbo-ncutting ceremony are open to the public. Tours of the updated facility will follow.

“This is a momentous occasion in the history of East Catholic High School, and one that we hope to share with all of our neighbors,” said Mr. Hartling. “East Catholic High School takes pride in preparing young men and women to lead and serve in the church, the community, and the world.  We are confident that the enhanced facility will support them in their academic endeavors.”

East Catholic High School educates nearly 700 students from more than 40 communities in the region.