The new school was built with funds from the 2007 bonds. The two-story building has 84,000 square feet and 37 classrooms. It is also the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified project for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. The layout for the replacement building was based on a prototype, however, it also has characteristics of a historic structure. The style of windows, exterior brick and front entry resemble those of past facilities.
“Schools have always been the focal point in Pineville,” said Mayor George Fowler, who attended Pineville Elementary and shared stories about the school’s history. “We are so proud of the new school and we share that pride with the entire community.”
The dedication program also included remarks from Principal Brian Doerer, CMS Superintendent Heath Morrison, Board of Education Chair Mary McCray and Board member Amelia Stinson-Wesley.
“This school, with all its technology, represents the future for our students both in Pineville and across CMS,” Stinson-Wesley said. “As we look toward the future, it is important to acknowledge our past so we can know where to grow from here.”
The program ended with an essay read by from fifth-grader Marisa Romanat about what Pineville Elementary means to her.
“The teachers make sure the students work hard,” Marisa said. “Our school is a friendly and safe place to be and the students are very respectful.”
Following the program, the school held a reception and student ambassadors led guests on a tour.
Click here to view photos from the dedication program.
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