Sherwood Park, AB. — Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is pleased to announce the name of the new replacement school in the Heritage Hills area of Sherwood Park: Heritage Hills Elementary. The Board of Trustees approved the name at a public Board meeting on March 14, 2019.
In fall 2018, the Division gathered input from the community on whether they wanted a new name for the replacement school, and if so, what the name should be. Using those suggestions, the Division then shortlisted three possible names and again went out to the community. The overwhelming favourite, with 71 per cent of the votes, was Heritage Hills Elementary.
“The results of the survey show the public felt Heritage Hills Elementary was the most fitting choice, and the Board is happy to support this decision,” says Trina Boymook, the Board Chair of EIPS. “EIPS Trustees feel this name ties the school to the community, and will help create a strong sense of identity for students, families and residents.”
All names submitted by the community were reviewed by the Board of Trustees, who considered each name suggestion and any accompanying feedback before creating a shortlist of the top choices.
“We want to thank everyone who provided valuable suggestions and feedback on the name for the replacement school,” says Boymook. “The new building will provide opportunities for students to discover, explore and apply new knowledge for lifelong learning in a fully-modern space.”
Heritage Hills Elementary is slated to open in fall 2020 as a K-6 school, offering dual-track English and French Immersion programming.
EIPS is one of Alberta’s largest school divisions, serving approximately 17,150 students in 43 schools. We are proud to be an integral part of our communities, including Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Vegreville, Strathcona and Lamont counties, and the western portion of the County of Minburn.
For more information contact:
Laura McNabb, Director, Communication Services, EIPS 780-417-8204 cell 780-405-4902