History of Holy Spirit Catholic School

  • SCM Catholic School was dedicated on August 26, 1951 and opened its doors to 190 students.
  • OLS Catholic School opened its doors on September 4, 1951 to 85 students.
  • The barracks and officer's quarters at Camp Pilot Butte became the eight-room SCM school building and the convent for the nine Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Kansas who fully staffed both schools from 1952 to 1971 and partially until 1988.
  • The present location of Holy Spirit Catholic School is the building that first housed OLS School.
  • Grades 1-6 were offered in the 1951-52 school year. Grades 7 and 8 were added in 1953.
  • Both schools served students from grades 1-8 and included sports and activities typical of a junior high setting.
  • Grades 7 and 8 were eliminated in 1970 and the convent was closed that same year.
  • In September of 1921, the two schools incorporated into the Rock Springs Catholic School. Primary grade (1-3) were housed at OLS School and intermediate grades (4-6) at the SCM School.
  • Kindergarten was added in 1978.
  • In 1986, the pre-school program became an official part of the school.
  • In 1988, the SCM school was closed and OLS School became the sole structure of Rock Springs Catholic School.
  • The parishes of OLS and SCM were incorporated into one parish, originally designated to be known as the OLS/SCM Parish.
  • As of January 2, 1998, the names was changed to the Holy Spirit Catholic Community and included the mission churches of Superior, Wamsutter, and Farson.
  • During this time, Rock Springs Catholic School underwent a complete renovation in September of 1997. The $770,000 provided two additional classrooms, added additional restrooms, modernized the facility for technology purposes and brought the building up to current building codes.
  • In May of 1998, the HSCS Advisory Board approved the name change from Rock Springs Catholic School to Holy Spirit Catholic School.
  • In January 2008, the computer lab was updated with new computer towers and internet access.

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