Construction of the new building that will consolidate F.H. Huffman and Robert Moore schools is well underway on Fourth Street East between Armit Avenue and Crowe Avenue.
It is important to create an identity for this new facility, which is scheduled to open next fall, and part of this identity involves the selection of a school name.
The naming of the school will be the result of an open and participatory process since the board’s schools belong to the entire community and serve as
centres of unity.
In accordance with board policy, a school naming committee recently was established, which is comprised of the superintendent, representatives from the two school councils, school staff, trustees, and community members.
The Rainy River District School Board is inviting the community to submit names for the 51,000 sq. ft. school that will house about 480 students from junior kindergarten through Grade 8.
Entry forms are available on the board’s website at www.rrdsb.com, as well as Huffman School and Robert Moore School.
Submissions will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Jan. 29, 2010.
After the closing date, the school naming committee will meet to review the information received, and to recommend three possible names to the board for a decision.
The board is expected to approve the name in March.
In addition to submitting their recommendations, families also can learn about the school’s construction updates, and view architectural renderings, at www.rrdsb.com/new_robert_moore.html