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Gymnasium Renovation

New Home of the Panthers

In the summer of 2017, the LFCDS “Big Gym” underwent a complete renovation that transformed the home of the Panthers into an exciting new, state-of-the art stadium-like venue. For many years, the multi-purpose gymnasium has been tasked with hosting everything from sports games and daily physical education classes to treasured events such as the Thanksgiving and Holiday Assemblies, Music in Our Schools on Grandparents’ Day, and even Graduation when the weather was uncooperative. Thanks to the design talents of current parent and architect Doug Pasma and his team at the Pasma Group, Altounian Construction, and the All In campaign, our students, athletes, families, and guests will experience a broad range of community-building moments in comfort and style.

Highlights of the gym renovation include the following:

  • -A large picture window that introduces natural light throughout the gym
  • -Two motorized shades over the window and a second “blackout” shade that will allow light levels to be controlled for assemblies/lectures
  • -New, energy efficient LED lighting that can be dimmed
  • -Custom theater-quality, collapsible seating for more than 300 people
  • -A fabric mural along the east wall, beginning at the top of the seating system and reaching to the ceiling. This design feature highlights our core values, images of athletics from our past and recent history, and the last ten words of our Mission Statement
  • -New State-of-the-art sound system
  • -A new air conditioning system
  • -A new scoreboard
  • -A new gym floor
  • -A carpeted gym foyer
  • -New paint (a new color scheme) throughout the gym
  • -Refreshed the locker rooms