Bulletin Staff Report

Community members can suggest names for Bend-La Pine Schools’ new high school through an online survey, from Thursday through Nov. 15.

Bend-La Pine is asking for name suggestions to fall in one of three categories, according to a school district press release:

1) Themes, or names that “reflect the cultural and historical character” of Bend or reference local plants and animals.

2) Places, such as local geographic or historical landmarks from national, state or local history.

3) People who have “made outstanding contributions” to education, the local community, public service and more. Names should be of people that have been dead for at least five years, the press release states.

Submitted names will be reviewed by the new high school’s naming committee, led by planning principal Chris Boyd. The Bend-La Pine School Board will make the final decision on the school’s name, according to the release.

The new high school, which is being built in southeast Bend at the corner of Knott Road and SE 15th Street, is expected to open its doors in the fall of 2021.

The survey can be found on the Bend-La Pine Schools website.