McDeeds Creek Elementary School introduced their new mascot on social media.

Hour by hour Tuesday afternoon, the school announced the “big reveal” was coming up and offered clues to help the public guess the mascot.

Finally, at 8 p.m., the school announced the chosen mascot as the Highland bull.

“The Highland bull was chosen as a nod to the area’s history of Scottish settlers, and the inspiration for the logo is a local Highland bull named “Prince Harry,” who lives on a farm in Vass,” said officials with McDeeds Creek Elementary School.  Parent, Aubrey Heath, designed the logo.

Photos courtesy of Moore County Schools.

McDeeds Creek Elementary is opening in August. The school, located on Camp Easter Road, in Southern Pines, will be led by Principal Dr. Molly Capps. 

The school was built to relieve overcrowding at Vass-Lakeview and Sandhills Farm Life Elementary Schools.  The school is 113,772 sq. ft and will house kindergarten through fifth grade students.

The first class of students will be around 540 students. The school has a capacity of 800 students, and the initial class has been limited to allow greater flexibility as additional schools open. 

The classroom wings in the school have plenty of windows to allow natural light in each classroom. Moore County Schools said, “This daylight design will save energy and has been proven to promote student success and reduce absenteeism.”

The school is also set up to “provide opportunities for self-guided learning and team-teaching strategies.”

McDeeds Creek Elementary School is funded through limited obligation bonds.

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