School naming process begins for schools opening in August 2008 and 2009









School naming process begins for schools opening in August 2008 and 2009

The school system has begun its process for naming the new schools due to open in August 2008 and 2009. These schools include:
Opening in 2008:
-- New Grayson Cluster Elementary School, 841 Cooper Rd in Grayson (school naming committee comprised of Grayson ES and Cooper ES community members)
-- New Mill Creek Cluster Elementary School, 2442 S. Pucketts Mill Rd.in Dacula (school naming committee comprised of Duncan Creek ES and Fort Daniel ES community members)
-- New South Gwinnett Cluster Elementary School, 4151 Rosebud Rd. in Loganville (school naming committee comprised of Norton ES and Magill ES community members)
Opening in 2009:
-- New Grayson Cluster Elementary School, 1725 Grayson Hwy. in Grayson (school naming committee comprised of Grayson ES and Pharr ES community members)
-- New Lanier Cluster Elementary School, 6442 Suwanee Dam Rd. in Buford (school naming committee comprised of Sycamore ES community members)
-- New Mill Creek/Collins Hill/Dacula Relief Cluster Elementary School, 2020 Buford Dr. in Lawrenceville (school naming committee comprised of Freeman's Mill ES community members)
-- New Grayson Cluster Middle School, 1777 Grayson Hwy. in Grayson (school naming committee comprised of McConnell MS community members)
-- New Grayson Cluster Middle School, 821 Cooper Rd. in Grayson (school naming committee comprised of McConnell MS community members)
-- New Mill Creek/Collins Hill/Dacula Relief Cluster Middle School, 2240 Braselton Hwy. in Buford (school naming committee comprised of Osborne MS community members)
-- New North Gwinnett Cluster Middle School, 170 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Sugar Hill (school naming committee comprised of Lanier MS community members)
-- New Grayson/Dacula Relief Cluster High School, 2255 New Hope Rd. in Lawrenceville (school naming committee comprised of Grayson HS and Dacula HS community members)
-- New Mill Creek/Collins Hill/Dacula Relief Cluster High School, 2351 Sunny Hill Rd. in Lawrenceville (school naming committee comprised of Mill Creek HS community members)

To give these schools an identity, school naming committees have been formed within the cluster where the new school will be built. All committees include one school staff member and one parent and/or community member from each school listed above. These committees are charged with the task of developing a list of recommended names to submit to the superintendent. These committees have already begun their work, using available research and following the school system's policy for naming new facilities.

In making their recommendations, the committees give consideration to:
  • Individuals who have made a significant social contribution (If an individual name is proposed, only the last name will symbolize the official name.)
  • Names of communities served by the school
  • Roads
  • Landmarks
  • Geographical locations in the proximity of the school
Individuals and organizations of Gwinnett County may submit names. Information on submitting names is available below and at the local elementary schools within the clusters where the new schools will be built. The deadline to submit public input on potential names for the new schools is March 26, 2007.

The Board is expected to vote on the Superintendent's recommendations for the new school names at its scheduled board meeting in April.

SchoolNamingPlan07.pdf

NewSchoolNamingInputForm2007.pdf