WCSD School Naming Committee Seeks Public Input on Names for Future Campuses at Wildcreek and Hug High School
For Immediate Release
Contact: Victoria Campbell
Public Information Officer
WCSD School Naming Committee Seeks Public Input on Names for
Future Campuses at Wildcreek and Hug High School
Reno, NV (August 15, 2019) – The Washoe County School District (WCSD) School Naming Committee is asking members of the community to submit name suggestions for the future high school to be located at Wildcreek and the future Career & Technical (CTE) academy to be located on the current campus of Hug High School.
“Naming a new school is an exciting, historic milestone for our community, and this is very much a community-based process,” said WCSD Board President Katy Simon Holland. “Prospective names of schools are submitted by members of the community before they are considered by members of the School Naming Committee. The committee, which is a citizen group that makes recommendations to the WCSD Board of Trustees, will narrow down the names to a list of semi-finalists, and the Board will make a final decision during a future public meeting. We encourage members of the community to participate in nominations and provide public comment during this process.”
The new high school at Wildcreek will serve the students who are currently zoned for Hug High School, as well as other students from the surrounding area. Once the students are attending the new school, the District will invest tens of millions of dollars in upgrading the Hug campus, overhauling it into a CTE campus which will serve the whole county.
Because the two projects are linked, the Board of Trustees has directed the School Naming Committee to consider both names simultaneously. The survey, therefore, will ask members of the community to submit ideas for both campuses at the same time. Information about the project is available at WCSDbuilding.com/Wildcreek, and members of the community may fill out the survey here in English: https://www.washoeschools.net//cms/module/selectsurvey/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=448
The survey is available in Spanish here: https://www.washoeschools.net/cms/module/selectsurvey/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=395
“On behalf of the Washoe County School District, I want to thank the voters who passed the WC-1 ballot question in 2016, which gave our district the funding to build and repair schools across the county,” said Dr. Kristen McNeill, interim superintendent of the Washoe County School District. “This is one of the marquee projects from the WC-1 ballot question. We continue to keep our promises to the voters by constructing much-needed new schools and renovating existing school buildings. Building a new high school at Wildcreek and creating a state-of-the-art CTE school on the Hug High School campus represent important parts of that promise, and we are grateful to our community for its continuing support.”
Estimated at approximately $200 million, the new high school at Wildcreek is anticipated to open by the 2022 school year, when current freshman will be entering their senior year. The new CTE academy at the existing Hug Campus is projected to open one year after that, in 2023, and complement existing CTE and Signature Academy programs throughout the District.
The high school at Wildcreek is expected to break ground this winter. Its location is on the northern portion of the current Wildcreek Golf Course, and will not impact the existing 9-hole executive course and clubhouse on the south side of the property, adjoining McCarran Boulevard.