Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Two new CMS high schools get official names

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education approved at its Nov. 10 meeting the names of two new high schools scheduled to open for the 2010-2011 school year.

Each school established a school naming advisory committee made up of students, parents, staff and community members who developed a list of names with special meaning to the area. Recommendations were made based on the school’s geographic location, historical significance to the area or for a deceased individual who has special meaning to the area or school district.

The two high schools were named:

William Amos Hough High School (temporarily called Bailey Road High), located at 12420 Bailey Road, Cornelius, N.C., 28031, was named after the former principal of North Mecklenburg High who led the school from 1955 until 1974. This new school will relieve overcrowding at Hopewell and North Mecklenburg high schools. Dr. Terri Cockerham was named principal of the school in June 2009.

Rocky River High School (temporarily called Mint Hill High School), located at 10505 Clear Creek Commerce Drive, Mint Hill, N.C., 28227, was named after the waterway that runs through the school’s boundary. The school plans to create an environmental program to learn more about the river’s environmentally protected area. This school will relieve overcrowding at Butler, East Mecklenburg and Independence high schools. Mark Nixon was named principal of the school in June 2009.

Both high schools were funded from the 2007 bonds and will have 100 classrooms each. The 2010-2011 school year begins on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010

The schools sports nicknames will be announced later.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

where can i see the boundary lines?

Anonymous said...

CMS has a webpage, google it and find boundary options.

Anonymous said...

Will Nixon ruin the school like he did East Mecklenburg?

Anonymous said...

The Rocky River starts in Iredell County near Mooresville, flows south into Cabarrus County; continues southeastward to form the line between Stanly, Union & Anson Counties. This will mean an unfair advantage with such a broad attendance zone to find athletes outside the county...

Anonymous said...

I was at East Meck when Nixon was assistant principal. He was a strict, effective, well-respected administrator.

Deron said...

How can I get in touch with Mr. Nixon or the officals at Rocky River High.

Anonymous said...

is this rocky river going to have more caucasians or african american ?

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