ugg boots mens RVS unveils names for new Airdrie schools
(From left) Airdrie MLA Rob Anderson, Rocky View Schools board of trustees chair Bruce Pettigrew, Airdrie Mayor Peter Brown, and Alberta Justice Minister Jonathan Denis (appearing on behalf of Education Minister Jeff Johnson), turn the sod at the site of the new Airdrie high school, to be opened in September 2014. Perry School.
The names were approved by RVS on Oct. 3, after being recommended by a committee made up of board trustees, four parents and five students.
found it interesting having served as trustee when other schools were named that this was the first time where we actually had students involved, but I could be wrong, said outgoing trustee Don Thomas, who chaired the most recent naming committee.
was heartening and quite satisfying to see the students participate in the naming and the enthusiasm and importance of the process. keeping with policy,
both names have a historical reference in the city. Bowers, whose name a local elementary school bears.
The two built the first buildings in the then Hamlet of Airdrie in 1901 and are considered Airdrie first true homesteaders. Perry homesteaded around the Balzac area, serving as one of the first councillors and later Reeve of Rocky View County.
One of his two sons, A. Leighton Perry, is still alive, while his other son, C. Redvers Perry, passed away in 2003.
The naming committee decided to use their father name due to the fact one of the Perry descendents is still alive and that both sons played a significant role in local politics and community organizations.
In 2012, a Name The School competition was announced, and 28 submissions were received.
The names had to have significance for students, parents and Airdrionians,
as well as the community of the school. Both schools are scheduled to open in September 2014.