Teachers and administrators cut the ribbon Tuesday on Palisades Park Elementary, a newly constructed school on N.C. 49 across from McDowell Nature Preserve in southwest Mecklenburg County.
The 39-classroom school was built with a science, technology, engineering and math curriculum in mind – and that ethos is reflected even in the ceilings and water fountains of the school. Each is built with clear Plexiglas panels on the outside to give students a glimpse into their inner workings.
DNA helixes adorn the science lab floor, and several walls are built with a dry-erase surface to let students write on them.
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Palisades Park Elementary was built to relieve crowding at Winget Park and Lake Wylie elementary schools, and it’s one of the last projects remaining from a 2007 bond package. Andrew Dunn