CMS Home Parents Newcomers Schools Volunteers and Partners Media Room Jobs


Mountain Island
Elementary
7905 Pleasant Grove Road
Charlotte, NC 28216
Courier #: 462
P: 980-343-6948  |  F: 980-343-6954 
LC: North Learning Community
Bell Schedule: 8:45 AM - 3:45 PM
Grades: K-5
Email School
Show School Information
Outdoor Classroom 

Outdoor Classroom

The Mountain Island Elementary Outdoor Classroom was created in 2008 by Kirsten Hall and the PTA Beautification Committee. This is a Nationally Certified Schoolyard Habitat.

There are several areas surrounding our school where students can learn about nature.

outdoor2:

Native Hummingbird/Butterfly Garden

    • hummingbird feeders in the summer
    • birdfeeders in the winter
    • blackeyed susans
    • creeping phlox
    • sunfowers
    • liantris
    • butterfly weed
    • echinacea
    • coreopsis
    • bloodroot

outdoor3:    outdoor4:

Sidewalk Forest

    • 19 different trees and vegetation
    • 4 bluebird houses
    • 1 generic bird house
    • 3 bird feeders

outdoor9:     outdoor7:

Bird House Trail

    • 6 bluebird houses
    • 10 generic bird houses
    • 1 screech owl house

outdoor10:   outdoor8:

Nature Trail

    • 6 bird houses
    • 4 bird feeders
    • 2 gourd houses in trees
    • 1 screech owl house
    • lithosphere/geological study area
    • outdoor seating for classroom
    • biosphere
    • labeled trees and vegetation
    • observation blind to be built
    • handicap accessible

outdoor12:

Wetlands Area

    • learning boards featuring different animals

outdoor13:

Measurement Garden

    • 5 white pines of different ages
    • 1 winged elm
    • 1 red bud
    • 1 eastern cedar
Board of Education Superintendent Calendars/Schedules School Safety