Community invited to provide input on updating Morehead school name

The community is invited to help make recommendations for updating the name of John Motley Morehead Elementary School. On Nov. 12, 2008, The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education voted to expand the math, science and environmental studies magnet program at Morehead Elementary and convert it to a K-8 program focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, Morehead will add one grade each year until it reaches the eighth grade.

Since the school will be serving both elementary and middle school students, the district wants to update the school’s name to accurately reflect the student population and STEM focus. Community members are invited to visit the school’s Web site to provide input or they can call the school at 980-343-5775 or e-mail Principal Chris Triolo with suggestions and comments by Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010.

Triolo has appointed a School Name Advisory Committee that will review, research and select the three names to be presented to the superintendent. Those recommendations will then be sent to the Board for a vote on Jan. 12, 2010.

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