The Edmond Sun

September 27, 2013

District seeks public input on naming of sixth middle school


Special to The Sun

EDMOND — Edmond Schools is seeking input from the public to help name its newest middle school, currently under construction adjacent to Frontier Elementary on Pennsylvania between Danforth and Covell.

School names should be submitted by noon, Oct. 25, and they must reflect one of the following criteria:

• A natural event, feature or features;

• Memorials in honor of a deceased national, state or community leader;

• Historical sites or events;

• Geographical locations;

• Landmark significance.

Submission forms will be available at all school offices, the district’s administrative center and the district’s website, www.edmondschools.net.

Patrons also may have the submission form emailed to them upon request by contacting Judy Thomas at judy.thomas@edmondschools.net. Forms should be returned by mail to Debbie Bendick, executive director of secondary education, EPS Administrative Center, 1001 W. Danforth, Edmond, OK 73003.

A committee of patrons, teachers and district personnel will research the submissions and recommend potential school names for Superintendent David Goin’s consideration. The Board of Education will then vote on the final name.

The new middle school, scheduled to open in August of 2015, was designed by Frankfurt-Short-Bruza Associates P.C., Oklahoma City. Frankfurt-Short-Buza designed the school with an emphasis on the many varied learning modalities, ensuring an appropriate instructional space for every type of learner.  

 Frankfurt-Short-Bruza Project Manager Christina Hoehn said, “Every space has been carefully sculpted to create an atmosphere of exploration and discovery. Bold colors, exciting natural materials, highly flexible learning environments and an abundance of natural light will foster the development of the necessary 21st century skills maturing in each student.”

The sixth middle school will be the first middle school constructed in Edmond in the past 13 years.