ROES Replacement News, Information & Updates
Cabarrus County Schools is proud to announce that our newest elementary school, Royal Oaks Elementary, officially opened its doors and welcomed students, parents and staff on Monday, August 27, 2018! Principal Melody Marsh and her staff greeted over 300 students to this beautiful, state of the art facility with all the fanfare and excitement the educators at this school are known for. We would like to thank Edison Foard Construction and Mosley Architects for the dedication of their time and talents in providing us with this incredible space that will be enjoyed by many for years to come!
Royal Oaks Elementary is Cabarrus County Schools' first elementary Magnet Arts Program. The building design features a dance studio, theater room, performance stage for drama and theater shows, and a wonderful art room. The outdoor playground continues this 'arts' theme with structures designed to engage students, complete with hand drums, outdoor xylophone and chimes. The school walls are alive with artwork from famous artists providing opportunities throughout the day to engage the children.
The 109,403 square foot school captures a two-level, step down design that utilized the site and maximized the natural slope of the existing property. A large common space corridor provides central circulation for students and staff as they enter the school. Three main wings branch off from this common space to enter into the kindergarten/1st grade wing (ground level), 2nd and 3rd grade wing (upper level), 4th and 5th grade wing and the pre-k wing. The upper level provides a unique vantage point as you pass by the gymnasium and cafeteria looking down onto the activities taking place.
The parent drop off and staff parking are completely isolated from the bus lot. This provides a safe and manageable environment as kids are dropped off and picked up from school. A 5,000 gallon cistern will be used for irrigation of raised beds and the photo voltaic array will provide close to 50% of the energy used on days where it is being maximized by sunlight.
A final thanks to Cabarrus County and its Board of Commissioners for providing the funding necessary to complete this wonderful project. We are grateful to have such wonderful support as we strive to provide the very best learning environment we can for the families and the children of Cabarrus County.