Fairview Middle likely name for new North Laurel school

August 26, 1996|By Howard Libit | Howard Libit,SUN STAFF

Howard County's new middle school in North Laurel likely will be named Fairview Middle School, Howard school officials announced last week.

A committee of school officials, parents and community members recommended Fairview Middle Thursday night to the school board as the name for the school being built on Gorman Road near Murray Hill Road.

The board will hold a public hearing on the proposed name Sept. 24 and will vote on it Oct. 10.

Fairview is the name of a three-story, Queen Anne-style house built in 1885 with a central porch gable and tall, brick, corbel-edged chimneys at Gorman and Murray Hill, school officials said.

Other names considered by the committee included Rocky Gorge, Warfield's Choice, Overlook Farm, Murray Hill and Gorman.

Rocky Gorge was the committee's second choice, said committee Chairwoman Alice Haskins, the county's instructional coordinator for middle schools.

The committee decided not to recommend Gorman Middle because it considered Gorman a better name for the elementary school planned for the same site, Haskins said.

The $10.4 million school, which will accommodate 702 students, is scheduled to open in fall 1997.

Pub Date: 8/26/96

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