St. Alphonsus School students will not return to class until Jan. 6, due to an early morning Christmas fire that caused extensive smoke damage to 17 classrooms. They were to have reported back from winter break Jan. 3, explained Principal Pat Wadzinski.
Teachers will report back to the Catholic school Jan. 5.
The fire caused $200,000 in damage to St. Alphonsus Parish and School, Greendale, and its cause is undetermined. No one was in the church, where the fire started, and no injuries were reported.
Wadzinski said two-thirds of the West Loomis Road school was damaged by smoke, and the classrooms need to be cleaned from top to bottom. Two restoration crews have been working in shifts to do so.
About 400 students attend the school.
Meanwhile, daily Mass will resume Monday in the parish's community room.
- Hales Corners police report: April 28, 2016 issue
- Rooftop patio added to proposed expansion of the Bosch
- Pen and ink drawings going on display in May at Boerner Botanical Gardens
- Festival Foods reveals detailed plans for former Kmart site on Highway 100 in Hales Corners (4)
- Greenfield News and Notes: April 21
- Hales Corners police report: April 21, 2016 issue
- Hales Corners Chamber of Commerce holding annual banquet April 28
- Bosch gets ready to make its move (4)
- Hales Corners deputy fire chief nominated for award
- Hales Corners police report: April 14, 2016 issue