Help Name the New Southwest Middle School
(March 11, 2003)
A new middle school will open in Steele Creek this fall, and it has
no name. But YOU have an opportunity to help choose a name that will
define the new school's character and identity and will help get it
off to a great start!
The Steele Creek
community is rich in traditions and history. There are many local
geographic and family names that would be appropriate for the school's
name and would help tie it to the community.
friends can make their suggestions and join the discussion at either
of two "Name the School" meetings on March 18 and 24. Each
meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. at
Steele Creek Elementary School. Dr. Michael Shrader, former
principal of Steele Creek Elementary School, is the newly named
principal of the new middle school. Dr. Shrader will submit
recommendations to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board, which
will make the final decision on the school's name.
You also may
email your suggestions for
information on the process to name this and four other new schools,
visit the Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Schools web site.
Location of New
Southwest Middle School:
The new middle
school is on Steele Creek Road (Hwy 160) about 1/3 mile north of
York Road (Hwy 49). Below is an image taken from the county's new Property
Ownership Land Records Information System, or POLARIS. This
view shows the intersection of Steele Creek Road and York Road.
The large, odd-shaped building near the top is the new school. The
rectangular area between the school and Steele Creek Road is the
site of the new Steele Creek Branch Library. The map in the upper
left shows the location of the photograph within Mecklenburg County.
Location of Steele
Creek Elementary School:
To get to the
meetings at Steele Creek Elementary School, take Arrowood Road west
S Tryon Street. Continue past the Whitehall development, the
new I-485 interchange, and the traffic signal at Sandy Porter Road.
(Arrowood Road's name changes to Brown-Grier Road at Sandy Porter
Road.) Continue on Brown-Grier Road. You will see Kennedy Middle School on the right.
Turn right at the traffic signal just past Kennedy Middle School.
This is Gallant Lane.
Continue to the Steele Creek Elementary School parking lot at the end of Gallant Lane.
Boundary Adopted for New Middle School (12/15/02)