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PHOTO GALLERY: Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School moves into new building

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 | 7:38 p.m. CDT; updated 9:55 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Madeline Baggett washes her face on Tuesday at home before attending her first day in the new building for Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School. The students were previously attending classes at Columbia College.

COLUMBIA — Tuesday was the first day students attended Father Tolton Regional Catholic High School at its new facility. Classes have been held at Columbia College until the building was ready. The building at 1305 E. Gans Road has been under construction since August 2010.

Madeline Baggett talks to her father Dennis Baggett in her kitchen before her mother Jennifer Baggett (right) drives her to her first day in the new building for Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School. The Baggetts said they chose Fr. Tolton because it brings values from home into her school.
The sun rises over Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School before the first day students attended classes in the facility. The building is scheduled to open all of its wings on Tuesday.
Caroline LaValle, Josh Boyer, Olivia Oglesby and Austin Gregory socialize around a table at a pancake breakfast before first hour begins at Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School. The school opened for its first day in the facility at U.S. 63 and Gans Road.
Vica Eber sits next to Madeline Baggett who holds Brennan Church's hand on Tuesday in the Fr. Tolton Catholic High School gymnasium. Students gathered for an assembly before the first day in their new facility at U.S. 63 and Gans Road.
Pat Kelly teaches world history in the weight room on Tuesday at Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School. Because construction of the facility has not been completed, classes are being held in any available rooms, including the gymnasium, art room and music room.
Austin Gregory and Father Mike Coleman lead Mass on the first day at Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School next to the basketball court. The school is the only Catholic high school in Columbia.
Olivia Oglesby, Heidi Gundy and Caroline Parker hold hands during mass at Fr. Tolton Catholic High School. The school opened for its first day in the new facility at U.S. 63 and East Gans Road.
Madeline Baggett receives Communion from Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School principal Kristie Wolfe in the school's gymnasium on Tuesday. This was the first Mass to be held in the new school.

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