Construction moving along at Shoally Creek Elementary

More than 100 workers are at the site of the new Shoally Creek Elementary School each day according to Trevin Thompson with Thompson Turner Construction. Thompson said painters, electricians, roofers, and others are working seven days a week to finish the project.

"I'm extremely excited to see people in this building," Thompson said. "It's a neat school with lots of high end finishes it will be a cool learning environment."

Thompson said the widening of Parris Bridge Road will continue in the coming days and carpet will soon be installed inside the school.

A frequent visitor to the construction site is principal Laura Meyer. Meyer said she feels pride every time she visits her future school.

"Just seeing the progress from when this started in April of 2015 to where it is now it's amazing," Meyer said.

Meyer, a longtime educator, said Shoally Creek Elementary will provide a learning space unlike anything she's seen before.

"This school has the space that will be perfect to educate children and they are prepared for the 21st century," said Meyer. "It will be a space where children will love to be and teachers will love to be there with the kids."

Meyer said the reason Shoally Creek is such a unique school is because so many had input on how to make it the best facility possible.

"It makes me so excited that it is an involvement of the whole District and the whole community."