Area residents have an opportunity to participate in the naming of Sienna Plantation’s newest on-site schools, now under construction within Village of Sawmill Lake.
The Fort Bend Independent School District is currently soliciting proposals for the naming of the new on-site elementary and middle schools, as well as four others in the district, through the use of an online form. The deadline to submit names is Friday, Sept. 30.
Those wishing to propose a name should provide a one or two paragraph statement of no more than 250 words, outlining the reasons why they think the name will be appropriate. Statements should contain biographical and historic data pertaining to the nomination. Schools are usually named for persons or places. A person should have attained some prominence, either locally or nationally, and have made a significant contribution to society. Suggestions for place names should include historical relevance.
Later this fall, a naming committee will be formed for each school to consider the nominations. A naming recommendation will be presented to the Board of Trustees for approval in December.
Fort Bend ISD recently broke ground on Sienna’s new elementary and middle schools. The 123,079-square-foot elementary is slated to open in 2017 and will initially accommodate 850 students. The middle school is expected to open in 2018 and will house about 1,200 students.
Sienna Plantation already offers residents the convenience of five highly regarded on-site schools — three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. Residents also are zoned to highly regarded Fort Bend ISD schools near the 10,000-acre master-planned community.