Huntersville, Mecklenburg County and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials, along with a handful of happy parents and community leaders, dodged the raindrops Tuesday morning to celebrate the groundbreaking signifying pending relief for overcrowding at Torrence Creek Elementary School. Site preparation operations are already under way for the new, 39-classroom elementary school on Stumptown Road. The $11.7 million project is expected to be completed in time to open for the 2013-14 school year. At Tuesday's ceremony, Huntersville Commissioner Melinda Bales (speaking), who was president of the Torrence Creek PTA when the push for the new school began, had the opportunity to express the community's excitement about the new school. Other speakers at the ceremony included Rhonda Lennon (center), District 1's representative on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, and Guy Chamberlain (right), CMS's associate superintendent for auxiliary services. The school, long-referred to as Stumptown Elementary and designated on CMS documents as Torrence Creek Elementary Relief School, has not been officially named.