Frederick County Public Schools will use a second survey to help determine the eventual name of a new elementary school.

The unnamed east county elementary school is slated for construction in the Lake Linganore Hamptons West community and is scheduled to open in August 2021.

The district’s School Name Recommendation Committee reviewed an initial survey, which closed April 22, historical documents and community suggestions to narrow the list of potential names to eight.

The eight names are:

  • Blue Heron Elementary
  • Copper Mine Elementary
  • Eaglehead Elementary
  • Lakeside Elementary
  • Linganore Elementary
  • Linganore Creek Elementary
  • Sunrise Elementary
  • Woodland Elementary

The second survey will narrow the list down to three names. The committee will present three recommendations to the Board of Education in June.

The board can name schools after historical events or geographical features, according to a policy the board adopted in 2007 and revised in 2016.

However, the board cannot name a school after a person, according to the same policy. Gov. Thomas Johnson High School and Gov. Thomas Johnson Middle School were both grandfathered in under the policy.

The east county elementary school project is in response to crowded schools in that area of the county. The school, which will be built on a 15-acre lot on Gas House Pike, will aim to alleviate crowding at elementary schools including Deer Crossing Elementary, which is at 134 percent capacity.

The project is one of several new elementary schools approved by the board of education in Educational Facilities Master Plan in June 2018. The plan includes four new elementary school projects: Sugarloaf Elementary School, which opened at the beginning of the school year, the east county area elementary school, a yet-to-be-named north Frederick city area elementary school and another yet-to-be-named south Frederick area elementary school.

The survey can be completed at fcps.org/eastcountyname.

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Allen Etzler is a city editor at the Frederick News-Post. He can be reached at aetzler@newspost.com.

(42) comments

des21

I've got a winner! "Generic Protected Class Member Elementary"!

public-redux

How about a mashup of some of the names?

Eaglehead Heron is catchy.

threecents

Billy Shreve Elementary

FCPS-Principal

At least that's not a person. But it's not on the list.

DickD

That is one name Frederick County would like to forget.

Business Owner

How about Thomas Johnson Elementary? :)

public-redux

[thumbup]

Moon otter

I like the Blue Heron Elementary and their mascot the Blue Heron. They tear up frogs and fish.

MD1756

Linganore Elementary is the most informative, just from the name you know the approximate location. As far as any schools being over capacity and the need to build new ones, the cheapest and most environmentally friendly solution is to reduce or halt population growth. Use a program similar to the acid rain program. Each person could be given one credit to have one child. If a couple wants more, then they need to purchase credits in the open market. Also the federal and state governments should eliminate income tax deductions and credits people get because they chose to have children. That just makes those of us who don't have children pay more for their education than the parents do, and we also have to put up with the growth and problems that brings. We shouldn't be charged to have our quality of life decreased.

Vegan

That is a horrible idea. Your advocating for genocide by limiting the total amount of babies society can have to bellow replacement rate. If your concerned about population growth stop the illegal aliens from coming to America because that will cause population growth. All construction of housing and apartments should also be stopped if your concerned about population growth.

MD1756

Vegan, where do you see I am advocating genocide? I am not. I am proposing that the government stop subsidizing those who have children by taxing those who don't at a higher rate. I'm proposing a free market alternative approach to what failed in China. instead of mandating only one child, make people pay more [taxes] for having children not less.

Aweteam, I would have preferred not to have been taxed for social security but had no choice. Social Security is an expensive insurance policy. If I had the money I was taxed (and the payroll tax that the companies and government I worked for), I would have a much bigger retirement fund and higher standard of living. It is also a high probability that I'll be dead before anyone being born today will be paying any significant amount into social security. Finally, I saved enough money early and often to not rely on social security in retirement. What money I may have left over, if any, when I kick the bucket, will go to charities of my choice.

Gabrielshron, I realize it probably won't happen in my lifetime, but it needs to because we are killing the planet and other species on the planet. Those who add to the problem are placing their desires/wants over the needs of the planet and other species on the planet. I prefer not to be forced to help them. I'd rather my tax money go to solving environmental problems.

public-redux

For the sake of accuracy, you should include the value of disability insurance in your cost-benefit analysis of OASDI. (You know what the DI stands for, I assume.)

DickD

Yes5, Gladys disability should be added, but doesn't it give support to mothers with children if the husband dies.

Vegan

You said "Each person could be given one credit to have one child. If a couple wants more, then they need to purchase credits in the open market." You are advocating limiting the number of future children to one per person with the option of the richest people buying the right to have more kids from everyone else if everybody else does not have kids. (I highly doubt anybody but, the richest people will be able to afford to have more children under your plan) 1 child per person is not even enough for replacing the population because even though it is rarer now a days children do die. That puts your plan at bellow the replacement level for a population. Limiting a population to bellow replacement level is genocide according to the Geneva convention. You do not have to kill people to commit genocide according to the Geneva convention and what you are advocating for is according to the Geneva convention definition genocide.Your preventing people from passing on at replacement level there genes causing a genetic kill off of people: a genocide. The Chinese communist party does a lot of horible things including genocide and gets away with it. I do not think we should lower our standards and create a free market approach to a Chinese communist party genocide.

MD1756

Vegan, even if you are correct about the UN definition of genocide, I doubt seriously that they considered the impact that 7.7 billion people (and growing) is having on the planet. I'm only saying the US should implement this policy. We can't dictate to other countries what they must do. The enlightened/progressive ones will eventually limit their population growth. In any event, I shouldn't be taxed more to support population growth when I firmly (almost religiously) believe we are destroying the planet because of the number of people on the planet. If you don't like one credit per person you could set it at 1.1 or whatever figure you want, but the point is the growing population is harming the planet and causing entire species to go extinct. (have you not seem some of the UN reports?), and we should probably take efforts to reduce the population (if limiting growth is genocide would you rather have a good old fashioned war?). Finally, family sizes are already limited due to someones income/resources. If not, those people are being selfish and pushing their burdens onto others who don't want it.

User1

Must be Vegans lack of fresh meat! We need to stop the attitude of mostly South Americans that “I’m not a man unless I have a lot of kids”. And that’s reguardless if they can afford them.....we all pay the bill. Remember when the American average was 2.5 children per family?

User1

Genocide is KILLING an existing being NOT reducing the birth rate. And yea, all for stopping illegal immigrants. But back to the topic.....no “rainbow elementary” for all inclusive genders? How about Unicorn elementary?

gabrielshorn2013

Ummmm...good luck with that MD1756. Any pol that even proposes such a program would never make it through the next election cycle. Any regulator who suggested that would be promptly removed from their position.

awteam2000

MD1756
How about children once working, grownup not paying your social security?

DickD

Most people think children add to their quality of life.

MD1756

More power to them if children add to the quality of their lives. I have nothing against children I do have an issue with 7.7 billion people and growing killing the planet including other species on the planet. I also have an issue with people pushing the cost of having children onto those who don't want to have children for whatever reason which is what current income tax policy and all day public pre-k does.

User1

Whether they can afford them or not.....that’s the problem Dicky! And anyone that decides to have a family should make plans to support them if they pass. Like life insurance. Called personal responsibility! Remember that?

jwhamann

Blue Heron? No, that discriminates against white herons.

pappyjoe

Linganore Creek Elm is fitting. Can`t name it after the real problem Blame Young so this will do. Linganore creek will turn into a cesspool, our lake a swamp and the turd catcher below the dam will be working overtime. Ya Linganore Creek Elm.

jwhamann

Sunrise? Are they morning classes only?

jwhamann

Is the building actually on a lakeside?

jwhamann

Not Eaglehead. It’s a federal offense to chop off the heads of eagles.

jwhamann

Not Copper Mine. Copper mines are bad for the environment.

DickD

I like Blue Heron or Sunrise the best.

kzat82

How did Schooly McSchoolface not make the cut?!

public-redux

Or DRRA Elementary?

gabrielshorn2013

I liked PC Milquetoast myself.

public-redux

I also like that. And the school color of beige, if you’ll accept a friendly amendment, schools generally have two colors and I would like to suggest either sand or bone.

mikec

-Clearcut Elementary
-Used to be Woodland Elementary
-Ryan Homes Elementary
-Delauter Grove Elementary
-Young Elementary
-Overdevlopment Ridge Elementary

sevenstones1000

Thank god it isn’t a person.

Sunrise Elementary sounds like a retirement home.

DickD

Yes, but wouldn't you like to retire at 7? No more school, no more teacher dirty looks. [lol][lol]

Moon otter

[smile]

FCPS-Principal

That would be Sunset Elementary.

ddegrangejr

Why can't we bring back the old East Frederick Elementary? I talk about that school to this day and nobody even remembers it or where it was. That has my vote.

gardenwhimsey

I went to first grade at East Frederick Elementary. The teacher was Ms. Hamilton.

Vegan

I like the name Blue Heron Elementary.

User1

Just make them all PS1, 2, 3, etc. no conflict at all! No personality tho.

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