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At St. Pius X, we meet our students where they are and grow them into who God calls them to be. From the moment a student steps onto campus, they are surrounded by a family of peers, educators, spiritual mentors, and coaches ready to walk alongside them during this formative life chapter and beyond. Our talented and diverse family has grown over the course of six decades, with 1,100 current students and more than 12,000 alumni across the globe.

Recognized as one of the best high schools in metro Atlanta, it is time for us to harness this momentum and take steps to evolve with the world our next generation will soon inherit.

Ring the Bells Capital Campaign Goal: $14.8 million

Please consider making your gift in support of the Ring the Bells Capital Campaign today.


    If you would like to make a Ring the Bells donation in honor of Steve Spellman, please click here. On page two of the form, type “Steve Spellman” in the “Make gift in honor of” field. We will share with Steve the names of those who made a contribution in his honor.

    To read the announcement from John Favier regarding Spellman Field, see our March 24 issue of President’s Press.

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    “Our daughter Mary Hannah attended classes, competed in athletics, participated in mass, and put on performances in spaces that were built with the generosity of families and friends that have come before us. We are honored to be a part of the St. Pius X community and are grateful to have the opportunity to make it even stronger for the next generation of students.”
    – Chip and Shayla  Rumely, Campaign Chairs, Parents of Alumni

    “Every day, our student-athletes humbly and faithfully serve their teammates in ways they would not be able to inside the walls of a classroom. The new Field House will give us the space and tools we need to continue performing at the very top of state classification in all sports, and will further engage our student body in lifelong health and wellness practices.”
    – Aaron Parr ’06, Interim President, Head Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach

    “I don’t know where anyone could find a more caring and motivated community where students can at once be dedicated scholars, competitive athletes, and talented artists. Our students, parents, and teachers support one another as they would their own family. There really is no other place like Pius.”
    – Ian LaBreck, Fine Arts Department Chair, Director of Bands

    “This learning community is so special because students have a genuine desire to seek authentic relationships with one another, with their teachers, and with Christ. Gathering places like the library and the Senior Courtyard are critical to nurturing this culture, because they provide unstructured and unscripted opportunities for those relationships to flourish. Some of my most cherished memories are the serendipitous encounters I’ve had with students in these spaces.”
    – Msgr. Richard Lopez, Spiritual Mentor, Former Faculty Member

    “As a St. Pius X student in the 70’s, I remember when the library was housed in the current chapel! Returning in 2009 as faculty, I was happy to see a large, bright, and active library. Now, as the needs of our learning community evolve, we look forward to providing more flexible spaces conducive to collaboration and discovery as well as quiet contemplation, reading and research.”
    – Marian Goode Rosenberg ’77, Instructional Technology Coordinator

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    Shayla and Chip Rumely, Campaign Chairs
    Michele and Pat Boushka
    Connie and Pat Esser
    Courtney and Don Hendrix
    Angela and John Laughter
    Kim and John Mount
    Francie and Chris Quigley
    Mary and Jim Rubright
    Jenn Sedlack
    Maureen and Steve Spellman
    Amy and Brian Weick
    Ann and Jay Wolverton

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    Courtney and Don Hendrix, Parent Campaign Co-Chairs
    Amy and Brian Weick, Parent Campaign Co-Chairs

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    Samantha and Kevin Murray, Chairs
    Leslie and Rob Claxton
    Linda and Kevin Grass
    Carol Anne and Ed Hong
    Jennifer and Stephen Jacobellis
    Laura and Michael Kandilakis
    Renee and Brian Luse
    Sue and Gregg Soha

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    Megan and Sean Drinan, Chairs
    Leigh and Malcolm Bentley
    Jackie and David Beverly
    Erin and Luke Brewster
    Tonja and Jim Bridges
    Georgia and Jim Connell
    Danielle and Michael Halkos
    Ashley and Derek Idalski
    MaryLynn and William Llop
    Heidi and Dennis O’Shea
    Tracie and Curtis Schmidt

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    Brandi and Bryan Kler, Chairs
    Brice and Chris Boyle
    Shannon and William Euart
    Jennifer and Kevin Harlan
    Amy and Matt Jardina
    Emily and Dan Lynch
    Maureen and Mike McAbee
    Jennifer and Terrence McBride
    Holly and Brian Monaghan
    Staci and Ward Parker
    Cathy and Dean Underwood
    Sonya and Keith Williams
    Carol and Chris Pajer

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    Anne and Joe Tomolo, Chairs
    Kellie and Rick Brownlow
    Kelly and Jim Chasteen
    Julie and Bob Eichenberg
    Nancy and Timothy Halloran
    Jennifer and Dustin Heizer
    Michelle and Rob Mancini
    Mary and James Swartz

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    Please click the links below to view past issues of the President’s Press, which was created to share more in-depth information about our current capital campaign.

    January 25: Issue 16
    December 8: Issue 15
    November 17: Issue 14
    October 20: Issue 13
    September 22: Issue 12
    July 21: Issue 11
    May 12: Issue 10
    April 24: Issue 9
    March 24: Issue 8
    March 3: Issue 7
    February 10: Issue 6
    January 11: Issue 5
    December 16: Issue 4
    December 5: Issue 3
    October 19: Issue 2
    August 13: Issue 1

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    All donors to the Ring the Bells capital campaign are recognized for the contribution in the Annual Report. In addition, all donors at the $10,000 level and higher will be included on a permanent plaque at St. Pius X. Donors who contribute $25,000 or more may choose from naming opportunities.

    Pope Pius X Legacy:
    $100,000 and up

    Bishop Hyland Founders Guild:

    Father Harrison Society:

    Archbishop Donnellan Society:

    The Bells of St. Pius X:
    Up to $9,999

Campus Overview of Areas of Improvement:

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    Campus-wide Security and 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.

    Safety and security will anchor this phase of capital projects with secured front gates, directing visitors to one designated area to prevent unauthorized individuals from entering the heart of campus.

    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 baseball and softball fields, a practice field, and additional parking for students on this expanded campus footprint. 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 athletic play and navigation to parking areas beyond daylight hours. In addition, accessible restrooms for both athletes and guests will make the complex more functional, and a concession stand and press box complete this area of improvement.


    • Three-step visitor access via new front entrance
    • Front gates secured during school
    • Attendance office relocated to front lobby
    • Secured gates and signage at back of campus for gym
    • Dedicated secure check-in for visitors and late arrivals
    • Lights along Shallowford Parking Lot path to campus
    • Field lights for evening and practice games
    • Accessible restrooms for guests and athletes
    • Press box and concession stand
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    Renovated Library & Media Center

    While the heart of St. Pius X is our chapel, the hub of our school is the library. This 8,000-square-foot center for campus activity and fellowship is alive with the buzz of Golden Lions studying, debating, researching, and enjoying one another’s company—and it is now bursting at the seams.

    A modernized library will reallocate more of the space to our students while retaining the essential functions of a library.

    Flexible seating, a dedicated classroom, meeting spaces, and reduced stacks will create an environment that responds dynamically to student needs. The area can be reconfigured throughout the day for individuals and groups of varying size to use the space effectively, and technology will be integrated throughout so that our learners can always be plugged in.


    • Reclaim 40 percent of space for student learning
    • Multiple configurations for group work
    • Reconfigured computer stations
    • Improved access to courtyard
    • Shortened stacks for better light and sight lines
    • Larger event and meeting space
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    New Field House 

    Physical education and athletics are an integral part of St. Pius X’s academic and spiritual mission. Each day, one third of our students take part in physical education and weight training classes, and more than two thirds of our student body are engaged in athletic programming every year.

    The new Field House will nearly triple the amount of dedicated space for our students to grow through physical education and athletics. Building an additional athletics building allows the existing sports facilities in Donnellan Center to serve as the hub for several teams, while also providing a multi-purpose space that can be used for extracurricular programs, including robotics.

    The Field House—to be located behind Maloof Stadium—will be home to dedicated locker rooms for multiple teams, an expanded weight training room, and a health and physical education classroom that doubles as a meeting space.


    • More than 25,000 square feet
    • Sport specific and physical education locker rooms with shared single-gender shower facilities
    • Fully-equipped and accessible athletic training room
    • Enlarged state-of-the-art weight training facility to serve nearly 100 students
    • Dedicated health classroom, meeting, and film viewing space
    • Coach’s offices
    • Laundry facilities

    For over 60 years, St. Pius X has cultivated a family that is grounded in Christ and committed to growing its students academically, artistically, athletically, and spiritually. Now, the Ring the Bells campaign is a unique opportunity to deepen the sense of place that many call “home” for past, present, and future students.