Ribbon cut on Palisades Park Elementary

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.

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

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