Waukee Wants Input on Naming of New School

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WAUKEE, Iowa — The Waukee School District is asking for the public’s help to choose a name for its newest elementary school.

The school is being constructed in Urbandale, west of Alice’s Road and between Meredith and Waterford. Work on the school is scheduled to start in the spring of 2017 and the school will open in the fall of 2019.

The Waukee School Board discussed the issue and settled on four finalists for the school’s name during a September meeting, now the district wants input from the public. A survey has been posted online with all of the options.

They are:

  • Radiant Elementary – Radiant is the name of the coal mine that existed in the area southwest of the Shuler mines.
  • Harvest Elementary – A nod to the agricultural roots of the community.
  • Northfield Elementary – A reference to the physical location of the building in the district.
  • Coal Crest Elementary – A nod to the historical significance the coal mines played in the community.

You can complete the survey here.