DRAPER — A new middle school being built in Draper will be named to honor the area in which it’s being built.
The Canyons Board of Education voted Tuesday to name the new school Draper Park Middle School — a name suggested by the Crescent View School Community Council. The school, which is replacing Crescent View Middle School, is outside the historic Crescent area of Sandy at 13133 S. 1300 East.
Board member Robert Green said the new name harks to Draper’s history. The city’s Draper Park School, which was built in 1912 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was named in honor of John R. Park, a prominent educator in the late 1800s who also taught school in Draper.
“That puts it into perspective,” Green said. “We value people who are trailblazers and value education in our communities."
The school, funded by the $250 million bond approved by the public in 2010, will have a 700-seat auditorium; an expanded cafeteria, kitchen and a spacious commons area; three academic wings that will house high-tech classrooms; a gymnasium with two full courts and fitness rooms; fully integrated computer suites; and a media center with a green screen TV production studio.
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