Committee seeking feedback on short list of names for new secondary school

Limestone Learning Foundation
Committee seeking feedback on short list of names for new secondary school
Posted on 01/15/2018
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Students, families, staff and the general public are being asked to provide their feedback on a short list of names being considered for Kingston’s new secondary school.

Earlier this fall, we invited our school and broader communities to participate in offering suggestions for the name of our new Kingston secondary school.

The Board received almost 600 suggestions, and we thank everyone who participated. Now, the New School Integration Committee, which is overseeing the consultation portion of the process, is asking for additional input based on the top nine suggestions received in the first phase of consultation.

Please note, that although Module Vanier, our Grade 7 and 8 intermediate French Immersion School will relocate to the new school building, it will retain its current name.

Students in the new school's catchment area will be asked for their input at their schools.

As a reminder, names should:

  • represent names of famous Canadians of local or national recognition, and other names that reflect the positive image of our community and of the Limestone District School Board;
  • not duplicate the name of an existing school building or site within the Limestone District School Board; and 
  • not use the names of present Board members and staff members; or other living persons.
    Survey participants are being asked to select up to four names from the list of nine names provided.
Participants may also provide one alternate suggestion that is not among those provided.

The survey will remain open until February 9.

The New School Integration Committee will narrow the suggestions to a list of three to five recommendations that will be provided to the Board of Trustees for consideration later this spring. Trustees will make the final decision on the name for the new secondary school. Please note, the name will not necessarily be decided by popular vote (the name that receives the most support). The New School Integration Committee, which includes students, staff and families affected by the consolidation, helps facilitate and provide input on the school design, name, colours, mascot and school transition activities, including honouring and incorporating artifacts and other memorabilia from each of the schools. Construction has begun on the 171,000-square-foot facility that will accommodate 1,340 students, and will include English programs in university, college and workplace pathways, including the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, and intermediate and secondary extended French and French Immersion (Module Vanier). The building will feature 34 secondary classrooms and 9 intermediate classrooms including specialty and multi-purpose spaces for science, music, art, theatre, technology and communication, and culinary arts.

For more information, please contact:
Karen Smith, Communications Officer
613-544-6925 x 314 | 613-328-0947 mobile

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.