March 24, 2023
Area’s beauty a theme of names for new North Bay school
Near North District School Board’s Naming Committee for North Bay’s newest elementary school wishes to thank the community and the schools for submitting proposed names for the school, set to open in September 2023.
From the many suggestions received, the most common theme was the wish to convey the natural beauty of the geography, which is special to this area. Committee members, after much deliberation and consideration of many factors, have narrowed the submissions to the following options, listed below along with a brief rationale and in alphabetical order:
- Graniteville Public School (GPS)
The Graniteville neighbourhood was named when the City of North Bay was growing and encompasses the area where the three schools come together as a new elementary school;
- Maple View Public School (MVPS)
The landscape around the school is a beautiful view of the maple trees;
- Trout Lake Public School (TLPS)
The new school is located near the life source of North Bay known as Trout Lake.
Once again, input is being sought from interested community members, students, and their families to assist the Committee and the Board of Trustees in the final deliberations to choose the new school’s name. The Committee will meet again following this consultation period and will forward its recommendations to Near North District School Board’s Trustees for final decision.
Please use this link to submit your choice from the list provided by April 3, 2023.
For more information contact:
Near North District School Board
P. (705) 472-8170, extension 5010