School for Academically Gifted Learners Receives New Name at April 21 Board Meeting

Building 1On Monday, April 21, the new School for Academically Gifted Learners received an official name: the Leonardo da Vinci School for Gifted Learners. A facility naming committee was formed to recommend a name for the school to be located at 139 S. Monroe, and consisted of one district office administrator, one building administrator, one Board member and three students. After careful consideration of many names, the committee and the Board of Education believes the chosen name is one that will inspire students for years to come.

Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and a writer.

“The Board of Education thanks the committee, which included students, for their work in researching a name for the new school,” stated President Brenda Warren. “Leonardo da Vinci is described as a lifelong learner and had gifts in many different fields. He exemplifies the gifted school’s mission and core values.”

The mission of the Leonardo da Vinci School for Gifted Learners is to use all school and community resources to provide the appropriate level of challenge for academically gifted students in a rigorous and student-centered, diverse learning environment that prepares them to be world leaders. The K-8 school will open at 139 S. Monroe at the start of the 2014-15 school year.

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