Norfolk Public Schools invites residents to participate in naming new school

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk Public Schools is inviting residents to participate in naming a new school set to open at the site of the former Lafayette-Winona Middle School.

Officials say the school will offer an innovative teaching and learning environment focused on student-driven, collaborative, project-based concepts in the areas of technology, engineering, arts, math and science. The new school will be the only facility in the city serving grades 3 to 8.

Citizens can participate on a committee to recommend names for the school during two meetings: Dec. 2 and Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. at the former Lafayette-Winona facility, located at 1701 Alsace Ave. in Norfolk. Those who would like to participate on the committee do not have to RSVP for the meetings, however they are asked to commit to attending both sessions.

The planning committee is in the process of finalizing the process by which families can apply for their students to participate in the lottery to attend the school. When the process is finalized, details will be announced at

The school is scheduled to open in September 2015.

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