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You have a chance to name a new Central Okanagan middle school

A new middle school is coming to the Central Okanagan and it still needs a name.

Construction will start on the school, which is currently known as Lake Country Middle School, in the spring of 2019.

It’s scheduled to open in Lake Country, just south of George Elliot Secondary School, in September 2021 with spaces for 600 students in grades six to eight.

<who>Photo Credit: Government of B.C.</who>Premier John Horgan was on hand for the announcement of the new school in February.

When that happens, it’ll open with a name that will be suggested by a member of the public over the next couple of weeks.

“It’s important that we ask the community to help name this school,” said Moyra Baxter, chairperson of the SD23 Board of Education.

“The name will reflect the area and its residents, which will increase the community’s sense of ownership and identification with the school.”

The school’s opening may be three years away, but the Superintendent of Central Okanagan public schools, Kevin Kaardal, says that naming the school well in advance of September 2021 is important.

“Having a permanent name in place during construction helps us plan with purpose and supports the development of a vision to meet the needs of every learner who will benefit from the new school,” he said.

Suggestions for the school’s name can be submitted to the school board office until Sept. 28, which you can do by clicking this link.

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