Picture: Moyra Baxter
Central Okanagan Public Schools is asking for suggestions from the community to name a new middle school in Lake Country.
The school will will serve grade 6 to 8 students in the area.
Construction will begin in the Spring of 2019.
The public can submit their written suggestions to the School Board Office or participate in an online survey on the school boatrd’s website.
School Board Chair Moyra Baxter says having a name that reflects the area and the people who live there will increase the community’s sense of ownership and identification with the school.
Superintendent of Schools/CEO for Central Okanagan Public Schools Kevin Kaardal explains that it is important to name the school early in the process.
“Naming the school prior to its opening guides all of us. Having a permanent name in place during construction helps us plan with purpose and supports the development of a vision to meet the needs of every learner who will benefit from the new school.”
The public has until September 28th to submit their written suggestions to the School Board Office or participate in an online survey at: