New Horizons Elementary School Celebrates Renovated Media Center

Principal Dana Pallaria and Media Specialist Paula Bodner cut the ribbon and welcome community members to see the newly remodeled media center.

New Horizons Elementary School in Wellington celebrated the grand re-opening of its newly renovated media center on Tuesday, Aug. 29. The morning included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and live dance performances by students.

The media center renovations help create a dynamic and adaptable learning environment that caters to the evolving needs of students. It also marks a significant step toward fostering dynamic and inclusive environments for students in the school’s International Spanish Academy dual-language program.

The project is the product of more than a year of renovations, countless volunteer hours, and key support from volunteers and staff.

“Our new media center represents a leap forward in creating an adaptable and engaging educational environment,” Principal Dana Pallaria said. “We’re excited to showcase this space that truly caters to the diverse learning styles of our students.”

Key features include dynamic seating options, adaptable table configurations, new bookcases and a revamped layout, inspiring wall murals, an engaging maker’s station nook, an enhanced story time area, and refreshed desk and lounge seating.

The project was made possible through a collaborative effort with the school district. The removal of original bookcases, meticulous flooring and baseboard repairs and a fresh coat of paint were all part of this joint endeavor.