Tuesday, September 29, 2020

New School Names Proposed By School Board

 After the names "Twin Rivers High School" and "Mechanicsville Middle School" were scuttled as possible successors to Lee-Davis and Stonewall Jackson respectively, the Hanover County School Board held a retreat this past Friday and discussed the issue.

Hanover County Public Schools released the following statement midday on Tuesday:

At its planning retreat Friday, the Hanover County School Board reached consensus on new names for the schools formerly known as Lee-Davis High School and Stonewall Jackson Middle School.

The board signaled support during open discussion for Mechanicsville as the new name for the high school and Bell Creek as the new name for the middle school. A formal vote is expected at the board’s October 13 meeting. 

The board also voiced its appreciation for the input it received from families, staff, and the broader community over the past several weeks, as well as the work of the School Renaming Committee.

School Board policy stipulates that schools cannot be named after any person, living or deceased.

Once the board has voted, new mascots will be chosen for the two schools. That is a school-based decision and we will communicate more information about the mascot selection process as it becomes available.

Thank you for your time and input throughout this process.

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