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Palisades Episcopal School Announces Expansion Plans

Palisades Episcopal School(May 16, 2013) On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, Palisades Episcopal School (PES) announced the successful completion of the silent phase of their Footprints Capital Campaign. Campaign co-chair Jordan Gross shared that the school’s recent fund raising efforts have raised over one million dollars for the construction of a much needed gymnasium for PES. “This is the culmination of a dream we have had for PES since we became a part of the School four years ago, and I am so happy to be a part of the team that helped turn this vision into a reality” said Jordan Gross.

Also on hand for the announcement were John Watson and Carol Bacon, from ADW Architects, who shared pictures of the new facility, and walked families through a 3-D computerized model of the gym. The new gym will include a full size basketball court, along with space for large scale school events and activities.  “Currently we have to rent gym space for our Middle School athletic teams, which is not only costly, but means we have to play our games and matches off-site” said PES Athletic Director Rusty Menchaca. “Having gym space on campus will not only save PES money, but it will build school spirit and camaraderie as all families will find it convenient to attend sporting events and cheer on our athletes.”

Following the indoor presentation, families were invited outside to see the physical footprint of the new gym, outlined in paint by Bryan Knupp of Edifice, Inc., the contractors for the new building.  Wish lanterns were launched as the PES families, faculty and staff joined in celebration of this milestone in the School’s history.

“Palisades Episcopal School is a school honoring Christ and committed to providing a classical education challenging the mind, body and spirit, and with this new gym, we will be able to more effectively fulfill this mission” said Head of School Kerin Hughes. Construction is expected to begin in early autumn and be completed in 10 months.

For questions, please contact Head of School Kerin Hughes at 704.583.1825 or khughes@pescharlotte.org or visit www.pescharlotte.org. Palisades Episcopal School is an independent day school located in The Palisades community in southwest Mecklenburg County. Palisades Episcopal School serves children in grades JK – 8.

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