The newest Our Common Bond facilities were dedicated on the afternoon of Aug. 27, 2018, following three years of generous contributions to the capital portion of the campaign from the community, and 15 months of extensive construction. The entire USM community was invited to celebrate the opening of the Jack Olson ’67 Commons, Palermo Hall, the performing arts center, and related spaces, all of which were completed in time for opening day on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, and were fully supported thanks to Our Common Bond campaign investors.
“This is an exciting day for all of us,” said Head of School Laura Fuller. “We are grateful to our donors and the leadership of the Board of Trustees in providing these new facilities for our students, faculty, parents, and entire school community.”
Members of the families whose significant contributions of time, talent, and treasure to the campaign thus far were invited to cut the ribbon in the Jack Olson ’67 Commons to symbolize the opening of the new spaces. Guests then toured the new spaces and mingled over refreshments and hors d’oeuvres served in Palermo Hall. Student musicians performed in the Stratton Family Orchestra Room and the Sardas-Trevorrow Band Room for guests to enjoy.
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