District School No. 33 Naming Process
The votes are in and the new P-8 school under construction in the Anthem community of Broomfield has a name and mascot.
The new school will be called Thunder Vista P-8 and the school mascot will be the Buffalo.
The name and mascot, as well as school colors (Royal Blue and Aqua), were announced Sept. 29 after community members voted on five name, mascot and color finalists earlier in September. The selected name, mascot and colors received the most votes.
Adams 12 Five Star Schools began the process to name its new P-8 school, scheduled to open in Fall 2018 in the Anthem community of Broomfield, in August 2017. During the month of August, the Five Star District asked for the public to submit name and mascot suggestions for this new school. Nearly 100 name and mascot suggestions were submitted.
After name and mascot suggestions were collected, submissions were reviewed by district staff to ensure they complied with district policy. Per District Policy 7500, acceptable school and facility names must meet certain criteria for consideration. Facility names for school buildings shall not be the:
- name of a community, city or subdivision within which the facility is located.
- same name as another public school in the metro-Denver area.
- name of an individual, whether deceased or living, except for facilities named for an individual prior to adoption of this policy.
Submissions that met district policy were then reviewed and narrowed to 5 name and mascot finalists by a committee of community members and district staff and presented, along with proposed colors, during the public naming meeting.
Following the community voting meeting, votes were tallied and a recommendation was provided to the superintendent for a final decision.
A school logo to accompany name, mascot and colors will be unveiled in early 2018.
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