LLOYDMINSTER, SASK. – Officials from the governments of Saskatchewan, Alberta, the City of Lloydminster and the Lloydminster Catholic School Division marked the completion of renovations and additions at Holy Rosary High School recently.
Lloydminster is bisected by the Alberta-Saskatchewan border. The Government of Saskatchewan invested $4.2 million into the $10 million project, while Alberta contributed $5.8 million. The upgraded school now includes a new two-storey addition with 16 more classrooms, a resource centre and a practical and applied arts space.
“Our government is proud to have contributed to this successful project. This modernized facility will provide students with a cutting-edge environment where they can thrive and achieve even greater educational success,” said Saskatchewan Education Minister Jeremy Cockrill in a statement.
The additions have expanded the school by approximately 2,100 square metres and can now accommodate around 1,200 students. The expansion includes a dedicated Dream Catcher Space, designed in collaboration with local Elders, which will serve as a hub for Cree language studies and lessons on Indigenous culture.
To honour traditional practices, the Dream Catcher Space features independent ventilation systems, allowing for smudge and pipe ceremonies. The building also features significant energy efficiency upgrades.