The Hopkinton Public Schools needs to name its new elementary school, the replacement to the Elmwood School, and they are inviting the community to provide input.
The Hopkinton School Committee has outlined a detailed policy for how it names schools. Notably, While the School Committee exercises caution about naming a facility after a person, if a facility, space, or event is to be named after a person, living or deceased, the following criteria should serve as a guide in the selection of a person(s) to be honored:
- The person(s) should have made a significant contribution to the educational community of Hopkinton as evidenced by contributions such as dedicated service to children and/or persistent efforts to generate and sustain an effective educational system for all students.
- The person(s) must be deemed by the Committee to be worthy of the honor displaying attributes that may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Leadership with a desire to make a difference
- Citizenship that models duties and obligations
- Service locally, nationally, or globally
- Exceptional character and reputation
- Excellent standards of ethics
The Elmwood School replacement building will be a grade 2-4 school situated next to the Marathon Elementary School on Hayden Rowe Street.
There are two opportunities at regular School Committee meetings for community members to share suggestions for the name of the new building.
- Thursday, February 1, 7:00 PM @ HCAM studios – 77 Main Street, Hopkinton
- Thursday, February 15, 7:00 PM @ HCAM studios – 77 Main Street, Hopkinton
The official naming of the Elmwood replacement school will take place at the School Committee meeting on March 14, 2024.
For more information on the process, interested citizens are encouraged to reach out to the Superintendent’s Office.