Students and teachers love summer renovations to campus-New Spikeball turf, science labs, and tech center attract many students
The student body at Rutgers Preparatory School grows and changes with each coming year, and the campus must adapt and improve as well. As Eireann Corrigan says, “Summer can be a bit quiet and slow- moving on campus. By far the most exciting part was watching new spaces like the rotunda science labs, the tech lounge, and the turf area in the quad take shape.”
Corrigan adds, “Now that students have returned to campus, we have the chance to see those spaces used and enjoyed. It’s thrilling to nd more places where students and discover new interests and friendships.”
The three new aspects of our beautiful campus are a new outdoor Spikeball turf, new science laboratories, and an improved technology center.
Spikeball, a game affectionately referred to as the backyard love child between volleyball and four-square, took the school by storm last year. It was so popular that the grass on the quad was sadly trampled upon every day by many students and avid Spikeball players, leaving unsightly brown patches. In an e ort save our newfound pastime as well as our grounds,
the school installed a mini-turf for the recreational activities.
Founder and President of Spikeball Club Ikbal Ahluwalia ‘18 reflects “I am very excited about this turf. I have to thank Ms. Corrigan for being extremely supportive of the club’s endeavors as we try and get every student to play. Personally, I’ve already had a lot of fun playing and look forward to many more Spikeball games.”
From well before school starts to well after it ends, the new Spikeball turf is always filled by grateful and enthusiastic students, a testament to the usefulness and necessity of this new facility.
Although not every person dreams of spending time in a lab, Rutgers Prep students must take at least two years of a lab science before graduation. The new laboratory facilities can accommodate both lecture or discussion based teaching as well as traditional laboratory functions.
The science department, including Mrs. Lamb, appreciates the new learning facilities and has purchased new equipment to enhancing the scientific process and o er students with the best available tools.
Finally, the new technology center, formerly the learning lab, was renovated and now resembles a tech haven. The modern couches, laptops, printer and many smiling faces have attracted dozens to the space.
The Rutgers Prep community thanks the administration and maintenance department for creating such impressive improvements. The new additions are already popular and utilized!