Cannon Elementary School
GCISD’s new Cannon Elementary School is designed for STEM and project-based learning. Aesthetically, the design aligns with secondary education facilities. Functionally, everything moves, creating an environment that is interactive, technology-driven and fun for young learners. Six learning pods feature classrooms that can be sub-divided into four sizes. Each pod has a teacher planning room. A volunteer lab is located at the front entry, allowing for community and parent use without having to pass through the secure entry vestibule. Indoor / outdoor connectivity is prevalent. A stage in the cafeteria opens into an outdoor amphitheater, and a grow garden will provide vegetables for the lunch room. Other features include a robotics arena, collaboration spaces, maker spaces, 2-story media center, silent reading nooks and learning stairs.