The process for the naming of the new high school on Bailey Road is coming up. CMS representatives said it will be a few more weeks before they ask for community input naming the new Mint Hill high school. Both names of schools will be presented before the board of education on the same day.
The community is invited to help make recommendations for naming the new high school located off Bailey Road in Cornelius. Principal Terri Cockerham has scheduled several drop-ins for families and the community to submit their input. The first opportunity will take place at the North County Regional Library’s 12th Birthday Celebration (16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville) on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 2 to 6 p.m. Two drop-ins have also been scheduled at the North Learning Community (16630 Northcross Drive, Huntersville) on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Monday, Sept. 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. In addition to submitting their recommendations, families can also learn about the school’s construction updates and view architectural renderings and a map of the attendance zone.
Board Policy FF (Naming Facilities) recommends the names represent the geographic area or community in which the school is located, a historical figure or location, or an individual who is deceased whose name has special significance and /or who made an outstanding contribution to the school or school system, community, state or nation.
Cockerham will appoint a School Name Advising Committee that will review, research and select three names to be presented to the superintendent. Those recommendations will then be sent to the Board for vote this fall. The new high school will open in August 2010.