Alton’s Saints Peter and Paul School set to Re-open

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ALTON, IL (KTVI) - It was a back to school party on the playground Friday night at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church and School in Alton. Heavy rain in December caused erosion outside the building, which damaged the inside of the building.
Principal Harry Cavanaugh showed us the progress they have made in repair work.
“Major damage was this corner right here.  This is where the biggest cracks were that had to be repaired,” Cavanaugh said. "Parents and students are glad to be back here.
Kurt Dennis has history, and children, in this school building. “I've had four kids go through this school.  Mr. Cavanaugh, the school board did a lot of stuff with the planning, and getting the bids out.”
Kurt’s son, Logan, is an eighth-grader. “This is the only school I've been to and it kind of feels like home,” he said.  “I know everybody.”
Paxton Metz is in seventh grade. “Yes I'm very glad to be back,” she said, “because this is our home and this is where we are supposed to be.”
So instead of repair work, school officials are preparing lesson plans.
“We started the second semester over at Mark Twain and finished the year at Mark Twain,” said Cavanaugh.  “And the month of June we spent moving back over to here.  So... here we are.”
Classes resume for students August 16.