Posted by D6 Communications Office on 11/1/2013
The Board of Education unanimously approved the name of “Prairie Heights Middle School” for the new middle school, to be constructed at the intersection of 65th Avenue and 37th Street next year. The school was funded through a BEST Grant and bond issue, and will replace John Evans Middle School.
At its meeting Monday, Oct. 28, the board also selected “Hawks” as the school’s new mascot and “hunter green and silver” as the school’s new colors.
The board selected from three finalist names that were narrowed down from community and student input. A screening committee, composed of students, John Evans Middle School staff, parents and community members selected the three finalist names that were submitted to the Board of Education. The other names considered were Ashton Creek Middle School and Evans Middle School.
Construction bids for the new school will be collected before the end of the year. Groundbreaking is slated to be held in the spring,with the new school opening in the summer of 2015-16.