School Naming

This committee will recommend names for all upcoming schools to WCSD’s Board of Trustees.

New School
School Type
Naming Status
Community input Links

South Reno,

Veterans & South Meadows


Elementary School


Officially Named Nick Poulakidas Elementary School


2019-2020 School Year

Spanish Springs,

David Allen pkwy


Middle School


Officially Named Sky Ranch Middle School.


2019-2020 School Year

Sun Valley

Donatello Dr.

Middle School Seeking Community Feedback on semi-finalist. Semi-Finalist Ranking form
 2019-2020 School year

Read below about the process of naming a school, including guidelines for names that will be considered. We will be opening name submissions for other new schools soon – stay tuned!

School Naming Committee

Mission Statement

As a committee to the Board of Trustees, the function of the School Naming Committee is to select and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees proposed names of new schools and, when appropriate, the renaming of an existing school . Naming and renaming efforts shall be conducted as a cooperative effort between the District, the involved school(s) and the community. The District will take advantage of every opportunity to involve the community in applicable phases of the naming process.


  • Stacy Gomez
  • Frank Perez
  • Mercedes De La Garza
  • Carly Lott
  • Clyyne Cook
  • Lisa Genasci
  • Joe Gabica
  • Alyson Castro
  • Jennifer Hampton
  • Renee Cantu
  • Sara Moreno
  • Composition

    The voting membership of the School Naming Committee consists of eleven (11) voting members as follows

    1. One (1) District representative, selected by the Superintendent;
    2. Seven (7) parents/guardians or members of the community: one (1) each from Trustee districts A, B, C, D E, F, and G;
    3. One (1) student from a District high school; and
    4. Two (2) at-large members from any of the above categories.