School Naming

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

New School Location
School Type
Naming Status
Community input Links

South Reno,

Veterans & South Meadows


Elementary School


Semi-Finalist evaluation


Please rank semi-finalists with this survey.


2019-2020 School Year

Spanish Springs,

David Allen pkwy


Middle School


Accepting Name proposals


Please submit proposed school names with this form. (En español)

Download Mail-in Version PDF. (En español)


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!

First School Name Submissions: Semi-Finalists

The School Naming Committee has considered all name suggestions submitted by the community for the new elementary school in south Reno, and picked semi-finalist names from that list.

*NEW: Make-up meeting scheduled! The committee will consider those names at its next meeting (October 16, 2017 in the Board Room at the WCSD Administration Building, 425 E 9th St, Reno, at 5:30 p.m.). At that meeting the committee may vote to forward one or more finalists to the WCSD Board of Trustees for consideration. The committee is requesting community feedback on the semi-finalists through this survey which will close on October 9. To see the information community members submitted about each nominee click or tap here for the agenda packet from the previous meeting.

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.