The Foothills School Division is hoping to have a new name for the Okotoks Community Campus K-9 school soon.

They're currently seeking individuals to join the Naming Committee for the school, located on 32nd St.

Students, parents, teachers, administration, and community representatives will form the committee, which will include a maximum of two members from each group.

Candace Denison, FSD Communications Manager, says committee will be tasked with consulting the community about the school's name, formulating an appropriate name, and presenting a recommendation to the FSD Board of Trustees.

"They're going to be sitting down together and discussing, trying to come up with some options for names for the school," she says. "Then the committee makes a recommendation to the Board of Trustees regarding what the school name should be, and the board will approve that hopefully before the end of the school year."

Denison says anyone who's interested can join the committee, especially Okotoks residents, particularly those living within the new school area.

She says there's already been some inventive ideas thrown around for the school's name.

"There has been everything from landmarks, to people, to just different topics and issues, and it's really time that brings out and inspires. People start having some really meaningful discussions about what this building should be named for."

Community representatives can submit an application until Jan. 17.

The first meeting will be held Jan. 25.

Construction is set to start on the Community Campus school this spring.

For more information on joining the committee click here.

Questions, comments, or story ideas? Email us at [email protected]

More Local News

New Board Of Directors To Be Elected At Chamber AGM

The Okotoks and District Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 17. With the start of 2018 will come a new board of directors for the chamber, who will be…

Recognizing Contributions to Livestock Welfare

Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) is looking for groups, or individuals, who have made exceptional contributions to livestock welfare. Executive Director of AFAC, Annemarie Petersen, says nominations…

Snow Removal For Drake Landing Drive

Despite the rise in temperature outside, snow removal crews are still hard at work. Today they're out working on Drake Landing Drive. According to the Town, crews will be gone by the time school…

Okotoks Artist Honoured to be Part of Exhibit

An Okotoks artist is displaying her work in the Leighton Art Centre's current exhibit. "Vistas, Visions and Viewpoints" opened January 13th and features the work of five artists, including Okotoks…

Lost Belt Buckle Returned After 18 Years

What was lost has now been found. After 18 years a Championship belt buckle has been returned to its owner. Trevor Chapman won the 1995 Bareback High River High School Rodeo buckle and it went…

Okotoks RCMP Look To Identify Suspect From Walmart Theft

Okotoks RCMP are hoping residents will help them to identify the suspect from a theft that took place back in the fall. Police say on Oct. 31 they responded to a theft of electronics from Walmart in…

Third Monday Of January Marks Blue Monday

It's the third Monday of January which means it's Blue Monday. According to Treena Peters, M.S.W., R.S.W. counsellor with Foothills Community Counselling, Blue Monday was created in 2005 when the…

Okotoks Oilers Pee Wee AA Black Team Want Your Vote

Voting for the 2018 Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup winner opened today, Jan 15. The Okotoks Oilers Pee Wee AA Black Team are finalists for the award after raising funds, and making lunches for the Mustard…

Local Businesses Get Dementia Friendly

The Okotoks and District Chamber of Commerce is looking to make the business community more dementia friendly. They've teamed up with the Brenda Strafford Foundation to host an informative event on…

Belt Buckle Found After the Flood Needs an Owner

A High River man came across a belt buckle after the flood, and would like to return it to it's proper owner. Paul Allen says, he's got it all cleaned up. "I'd love this person to get it back again,…

2017 Open Farm Days A Record Breaker

The fifth-annual edition of Open Farm Days broke records in 2017. Last August, 101 farms across Alberta opened their doors to the public for a weekend, to allow visitors to tour and learn where their…

Snow Shoes Now Available At Library

The Okotoks Public Library is offering another way for residents to get active outdoors. On top of their walking pole rentals, they now have snow shoe rentals. Lara Grunow, assistant librarian at the…

Calgary Zone Continues To Lead Provincial Influenza Numbers

Influenza continues to make its way through the province, with the Calgary Zone, which includes Okotoks, still accounting for the most flu-related hospitalizations and deaths. The latest flu numbers,…

RCMP Need Your Help Solving Hit And Run

RCMP are seeking public assistance in locating a vehicle involved in a hit and run last weekend. On Jan. 6, just before 9 p.m. High River RCMP responded to a two vehicle collision, A black Jeep…

Helping To Keep The Homeless Warm

A local company has brought back their initiative Help Keep the Homeless Warm. Wheel Estate will be set up in Okotoks collecting gently used scarves, toques, mittens, socks, jackets and blankets for…

Theft at the High River Mark's

A recent theft in High River has the RCMP asking for the public's help. On January 1, RCMP say a group of five males, between the ages of 17 and 20, stole clothing from Mark's in High River. They…

A Successful Nationals For Local Figure Skater

Add another name to the list of youth Okotokians can be proud of. 15-year-old Tim Pomares has returned from his first 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships with an impressive score, and…

OAG Welcomes Two New Artists

The Okotoks Art Gallery welcomes two artists this weekend. Both galleries at OAG will have brand new pieces from Alberta artists starting Jan. 13. Katrina Lougheed, Gallery Specialist, says Okotoks…

Save-On-Foods Offers $25 To Customers Despite No Involvement In Price Fixing

Save-On-Foods is following suit with Loblaw by offering $25 gift cards to customers, although the company was not a participant in industry-wide bread price-fixing. According to a statement on the…

Stolen Property Valued At $1 Million Recovered

A collaboration between Okotoks RCMP and the Calgary Police Service has resulted in the recovery of approximately one million dollars in stolen property. Yesterday, Jan. 10, the RCMP general…

OkotoksOnline.com is Okotoks' only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

“Gathering In” Fall/Winter Group Art Show

21 October 2017 11:00 am - 24 January 2018 5:00 pm

Lineham House Galleries 1906, Okotoks





Art Exhibit "Turgor" by Daniel Evans at the Okotoks Art Gallery

13 January 2018 10:00 am - 24 February 2018 3:00 pm

Okotoks Art Gallery





Art Exhibit "Pleasing Everybody All the Time" by Manny Blair at Okotoks Art Gallery

13 January 2018 10:00 am - 24 February 2018 3:00 pm

Okotoks Art Gallery





GriefShare

17 January 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Okotoks Evangelical Free Church





Rules of the Road

17 January 2018 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Okotoks Public Library





Dementia Risk Reduction Strategies

18 January 2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Okotoks Public Library, Okotoks AB, Okotoks





Dementia Drama Performance & Community Resource Fair

20 January 2018 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Okotoks United Church





Login