St. Jerome School in Westchester has opened its renovated social hall and gymnasium building that was designed according to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-Silver standards.

School parents and students say they are pleased to see the improvements to the social hall and gymnasium come to fruition.

Originally used as the parish church of the St. Jerome Catholic community in 1950, the building now serves as both a hall and gymnasium. Many community events, stage plays, dances, and similar functions are held in the building.

The gymnasium primarily serves the St. Jerome School students. The facility also hosts other students and schools throughout the region to demonstrate St. Jerome School’s mission to direct its students to “embrace the world in which they live and to serve a world in need in a practical way,” school officials say.

About 23 different schools and as many as 800 students use the gymnasium in a given school year.

School officials said the effort to seek LEED certification for the renovated building is a testament to the commitment of St. Jerome School and the parish to environmental stewardship.

A tour of the building will be given as part of an open house from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 3rd at St. Jerome School, 5550 Thornburn St., Westchester.

Information, (310) 670-1678, or www.stjeromewestchester.org/school/.

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