UPDATE: The new suggested names and mascots have been announced for two new elementary schools and one new middle school in Fort Mill.
Here they are:
Elementary School #10
KINGS TOWN KNIGHTS
Elementary School #11
RIVER TRAIL OTTERS
Middle School #6
FOREST CREEK COYOTES
The names and mascots will be voted on by the board of trustees after a first and second reading.
School trustees will hear the proposed names of two new elementary schools and a new middle school at Tuesday’s meeting.
In addition to names, the recommended mascots for each school will also be presented by the Fort Mill School District administration, according to Chief Communications Officer Joe Burke.
About 45 students, parents, community members and staff came up with a long list of suggestions for school names as part of a naming committee. More than 90 people were initially invited, but not all were able to attend.
At Tuesday’s board of trustees meeting, the administration will make a recommendation for each school. The recommendation will include one name and one mascot for each school, Burke said.
“The names must have a first and second reading by the board before being voted on,” Burke said.
Last year, school district voters approved a $190 million bond referendum to pay for three new schools and land for future schools. Plans called for two elementary schools to open in 2020 and a middle school in 2021.
The new elementary schools are planned on Fort Mill Parkway and on Masons Bend Drive. A middle school is planned for Whites Road.
Student populationin the Fort Mill School District is exploding with a recent enrollment listedas 16,155 students.
If you want to be the first to hear the suggested names, check back here and watch the Fort Mill Sun Facebook page for live updates from the meeting.