Help Name Our New Middle School

Help Name Our New Middle School
Posted on 12/17/2021

The Platte County R-3 School District is seeking submissions from District residents on name suggestions for the "New Middle School #2" being built in our southern attendance area, on donated property near Highway 152 and Platte Purchase Drive. This new middle school is scheduled to open for the 2023-24 school year.

District residents will have the opportunity to submit name suggestions through January 28 via the form linked here.

Suggestions should include the proposed name and why the name was recommended. Board Policy FF provides guidelines on the process for naming new facilities:

  • Schools/facilities should provide an inspiration to students.
  • Schools/facilities should be named to provide unique identity that unifies the district and community.
  • School/facility names should stand the test of time.
  • Schools/facilities may be named after an area or community where the school or facility is located, or other geographic or historic location.
  • Schools/facilities will not be named for living persons.
  • Schools/facilities will not be named for a deceased person, aside from well-known historical figures, to acknowledge that the number of worthy candidates will always exceed the number of buildings.

A Facility Naming Committee consisting of community members, students, and staff will meet to narrow the suggested names and recommend a "short list" for consideration by the Board of Education at the March Board of Education meeting on March 10, 2022. The Board will make the final decision on the name of the new middle school building.