Ring the Bells: Work Begins on Campus Lighting

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The Ring the Bells capital campaign is off and running with the installation of new lights at the Seaver Family Sports Complex. Student well-being is the number one priority at St. Pius X, and we invest in ongoing efforts to maintain the highest levels of safety while preserving a familiar sense of home for our students. The installation of lights has been a dream deferred since 2010, and now, thanks to the generosity of early donors to the campaign, they are becoming a reality. 

In 2008 and again in 2015, St. Pius X had rare opportunities to acquire land. The Pius community at that time left the legacy of a new sports complex including a baseball and softball field, a practice field, and additional parking for nearly 200 students. It's our opportunity now to complete this area of campus so that our students can flourish in these spaces.

Of note, increased lighting will allow for safe navigation to parking areas beyond daylight hours. In addition, practices and games can now take place in the early morning and late evening, with special underlighting to ensure safe play for all sports. Concrete is being poured in preparation for the installation of these lights this week and a transformer will be added in the coming weeks. The goal is to have these lights shining bright come January! 

  - Lights along the path from the Shallowford/Baseball Parking Lots 
  - Field lights for early morning and evening practice and games