As many area students are getting ready for the start of the new school year to begin on Tuesday, Sept. 4, one local school — Ludington Area Catholic — started classes Monday with a new look and an increase in enrollment.
Ludington Area Catholic students started Monday wearing uniforms for the first time, according to Principal Collin Thompson.
“I am excited about this change,” Thompson said. “We have talked about this change for years, and this year we finally decided to make this move to uniforms to help with our Catholic identity and to help break down the socioeconomic appearance of difference in clothing and to help students focus on their faith and schoolwork as opposed to what they are wearing.”
On Wednesdays students will attend a school-wide Mass with boys wearing long pants with their green LAC shirt and girls will be wearing long pants, jumpers or skirts with their green LAC shirts.
When LAC students are away from the school on field trips, they will also be required to wear their green LAC shirts, Thompson said.
Also this year LAC will be starting a new STEM lab (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) so students in kindergarten through eighth grade will have a STEM lab added to their schedule. The school will be updating the school-wide Chromebooks, which Thompson said should arrive in two weeks.
“We are continuing to work on technology within our building and course offering to our kids,” Thompson said. “We are excited that we have an increase in enrollment — the first in three years.”
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