The New Elementary School Naming Contest is now open. To submit a name suggestion, please visit http://bit.ly/mcsnametheschool or email your name suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: School Naming Contest. In addition to the school name, please submit the rationale for your suggestion. School mascot suggestions are also being accepted during this time frame.
Overview of Board Policy on New School Naming:
Schools shall not be named for living persons, except for those who have rendered exemplary service to public education as recognized and attested by a vote of the Board. Two schools in the system shall not be given the same name and care should be taken to avoid similar names. Schools shall be named for: The area or community in which the school is located, or the street on which the school is located, or a street bordering the school site, if that street is well known in the community, or Presidents, governors or recognized national, state and local leaders who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of education.
The contest will end on November 16. All names submitted will be presented to the school naming committee. The school naming committee will present a slate of names to the City School Board for final approval. Until an official name is adopted, the school will be referenced as Southwest Elementary.