NEW GLASGOW – The students have spoken. Pending school board approval, the new school colours for the P-8 school that's going to be built in New Glasgow will be emerald green, royal blue and white. The mascot will be the panther.
For the name of the school, New Glasgow Consolidated School was the choice that received the highest number of votes, but there were a large number who also wrote in New Glasgow Academy, so that is another choice that the school board may consider, said New Glasgow Junior High Principal Allison Wilson, who will also be the principal for the new school.
Students from A.G. Baillie, Acadia Street, Temperance Street and Grade 7 students all had the opportunity to submit their choice as well as parents who attended parent teacher at the schools.
Choices for the names that the school could be called were: East River Education Centre, Celtic Consolidated School, New Glasgow Consolidated School, New Glasgow United Community School and Henderson Paris Community School.
The school board will have the final say on any decision when the student choices are presented to them in February.
Lisa Penney, a Grade 5 student from A.G. Baillie, was one of the ones chosen to help count ballots and was pleased with the choice of colours and mascot.
“They were both the ones I picked,” she said. “I like the emerald green and royal blue.”
There are also plans to name hallways in the school, so it’s possible that names that weren’t chosen for the school itself may end up in the titles of the hallways, Wilson said.