TICONDEROGA - St. Mary's Church and School will kick off Catholic Schools Week for St. Mary's School Friday, Feb. 5, with a Mass at 9 a.m. and a visit from state Sen. Betty Little.
Little will address students and parishioners and will be presented a token of thanks from the school for her role in St. Mary's School receiving a grant from the New York Power Authority to improve energy efficiency.
Using the grant, St. Mary's School is installing new energy-efficient lighting and ceilings and new exterior doors and will proceed with improved weather stripping for existing windows. The school anticipates significant energy savings from these measures.
Little, who is in her fourth term representing the 45th Senate District, is a graduate of St. Mary's Academy of Glens Falls and the College of Saint Rose.
In the Senate, Little is the ranking member of the Local Government Committee and also serves on the Education Committee, among others.
She is a former teacher and is the mother of six children.
St. Mary's School families and friends and the community are invited to attend the Mass. A reception will be held in the school gymnasium following Mass.