Timberlands school name ideas sought from public

Red Deer Public Schools invites residents to name the school that will open in Timberlands in September 2014.

Red Deer Public Schools invites residents to name the school that will open in Timberlands in September 2014.

The district’s school naming committee invites suggestions from students, parents, staff and the community for potential names for the school that will serve 500 students in English and French Immersion from kindergarten to Grade 5.

A recommendation will be made by the end of the current school year.

This is an opportunity for citizens to demonstrate their creativity, pay tribute to a particular individual, place or event, or highlight historical connections within the community.

Criteria that will be used to bring a recommendation to the school board include the name of an individual, place or event of local, provincial, national or international significance.

Nominees could suggest the name of an individual who has made a significant contribution to society. The name should provide a meaningful connection to Red Deer Public Schools, public school education and/or the community. The name may reflect the history, cultures and identity of the region.

The name will provide connection, meaning or inspiration to students attending the school.

Submissions, including a background and rationale for the name, should be forwarded by Monday, Feb. 25, to: Piet Langstraat, Superintendent of Schools, 4747 53rd St. Red Deer, T4N 2E6. Submissions can also be emailed to plangstraat@rdpsd.ab.ca.

For more information, call Langstraat at 403-342-3710.