Today I was pleased to inform our students and staff about the new state of the art school building that we will make our permanent home. We will occupy our new home, located on Marsh and Essex, in September 2008. Our new building will provide use with a theater that can accommodate our entire school, gymnasium facilities complete with boys and girls locker rooms, a library media center, hallway lockers, science laboratories and prep rooms, outdoor soccer and football fields as well as a basketball court, a guidance suite, a music area, wireless internet and more.
Additionally, we are working with College of Staten Island to enhance our partnership to provide our students with new and greater learning opportunities. Both the College and the Department of Education have promised to support this effort by collaborating to provide us with a robust shuttle service that will operate between the College and our new school building. We are pleased to invite all CSIHSIS students and their families to learn more about our exciting new facility and how our partnership with the College will grow on Monday, October 22nd in the Williamson Theater in Building 1P at the College. I am pleased to be joined at that meeting by representatives from the Department of Education's Office of Portfolio Development as well as our partners Judy Conk from Asia Society and College of Staten Island President Tomas Morales. We are hopeful that you all will attend this meeting, learn more about how this facility will help us to provide your child with new and greater learning opportunities, and have your questions answered. Looking forward to seeing you on the 22nd and to hearing your thoughts before then.