Monday, September 25, 2023

Local elementary schools get facelifts for new school year

A newly upgraded hallway in Flower Mound Elementary School. Photo courtesy of LISD.

When students stepped through the doors of Flower Mound Elementary School for the first time this school year, they were greeted with a few building changes thanks to summer upgrade projects.

Construction began right after the last day of the 2017-2018 school year and continued throughout the summer break, according to a district news release. By the time students were returning to visit their classrooms and new teacher for the first time, the entire school’s walls and bathrooms had been transformed.

“I really like the colors of the walls,” fifth-grader Lily Higginbotham said. “They are Dallas Cowboys colors!”

The new shades of blue and gray give a fresh, new look to each and every hallway.

“It looks more modern,” fifth-grader Olivia Kissinger said, “kind of like it was a whole different school than it was last year.”

“The teachers were ecstatic,” FME Principal Gayle Nurre added. “Their bulletin boards have taken on a new look. They pop more than they ever did before.”

Beyond the walls and into the restrooms, upgrades to the water fountains, sinks, commodes and stalls were also something new for the students to see.

“The new sinks help us not have to be crowded like the other ones,” added classmate Freddy Bulmer. “They are more spread out, so more people can wash their hands at once.”

Other Lewisville ISD campuses, including Donald Elementary School in Flower Mound, received similar treatments this summer, made possible through the 2017 Bond Package Referendum.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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