The New LSC



Assumption has been going through many changes for the 2021-2022 school year, with the most major change being the addition of the new building. Assumption has gained a new cafeteria, ten new classrooms, a new chapel and new front entryway, all where the old McAuley Center was. Because of this, Guidance and Advancement have new offices – but there was room needed for PSP (Post-secondary planning), which was on the second floor of the McAuley building. So, the old cafeteria was planned to be made into the new LSC, or Learning Support Center. With their new space, PSP also got a new name – Learning Support Time (LST).

This new space takes up the spot of the former cafeteria, which it shares with the new Boeckmann Lab. This space is much larger than the former, and it includes a new, spacious testing room, several classrooms for each grade level, offices for the LST Coordinators, and a central space with couches and other seating for comfortable learning. The LSC is used for students who have learning differences or who need extra help with their studies, such as additional testing time. The LSC helps so many students from all grade and class levels, so it is important that they have plenty of room to accommodate all students and their learning needs. Three of the rooms in the LSC are used as study rooms for the different classes – freshman, sophomores, and juniors each have a room, while seniors typically get the couches in the center.

Teachers and Students alike are very happy with this improved learning space. Mrs. Erskine and Mrs. Cronin are the Directors of the Learning Support Center, and Mrs. Koloff is the Administrative Assistant to the Learning Support Center. Mrs. Koloff joined the Assumption community in the 2020-2021 school year as a maternity substitute and this year took up her current position. She answered a few questions for us about her thoughts on the renovated space.

Q: What is your favorite part of the new space?


A: My favorite space is the testing room because it is so big! It also makes it so quiet so that students can really focus on their tests. I wasn’t here for the old space, but I’ve heard that it is now much bigger and less cramped for students.


Q: What are some of the benefits to the students in LST?


A: There’s room for everyone. We have the space now to provide quiet and extra room for studying compared to the old space.


Students are also a fan of the new space as well! Senior Sarah Glenn said that her favorite part of the new space is having her own space to work in, as well as having lots of people to go to for support if she needs it.


Overall, the new Learning Support Center is much bigger, allowing more room for students to be spaced out and have their own space to work. It is also quieter and comes with a larger testing room. This new space offers so many benefits for students and allows each individual to get the assistance they need to thrive in their classes. Be sure to check out the video for a more in-depth look at this new space!

Article By Kaelyn Douglas

Videography By Sarah Dahl