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You can fill out a survey to help name the new South Hillsboro elementary school, currently called ES29.

COURTESY ILLUSTRATION: HILLSBORO SCHOOL DISTRICT - A rendering of the new elementary school in South Hillsboro. It's currently called 'ES29,' but the district is asking the public to help narrow down the new name from a seven-choice field of potential selections. This is the final week to weigh in on the naming of the Hillsboro School District's newest elementary school, according to the district's newsletter.

The new school is in South Hillsboro, located at 7201 S.E. Kinnaman Road. Currently designated as ES29 — short for "Elementary School 29," indicating it is the Hillsboro School District's 29th elementary school — it is expected to open for attendance in September 2023.

Groundbreaking began in early spring on the 73,500-square-feet building, which is paid for using $40 million from the 2017 voter-approved bond.

This is the second round of feedback from the community, with the field narrowed down to seven potential names for the new elementary school. The online survey will close on June 10.

The suggested names, pitched by the community at-large over the course of spring, are as follows:

• Reed Acres: Named after Simeon Gannet Reed (1830-1895), an Oregon entrepreneur who made his fortune in transportation and is the namesake of Reedville and Reed College. He also owned the farm that Reed's Crossing is built on.

• Kenoyer (Louis or Peter): This would honor one or both of a father-son duo, both of whom were prominent Native American activists. Louis (1936-1937) was an author who wrote a first-person narrative of late 19th Century life on the Grand Ronde reservation and was the last known speaker of the northern Kalapuyan language. Peter (1835-1886), father of Louis, was a prominent spokesperson and representative for the people of the Grand Ronde Reservation during a time of rapid white settlement and uprooting from their ancestral lands. He was a significant contributor to linguistic and cultural texts about Native peoples.

• Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993): A civil rights leader and prominent lawyer and federal judge, he was the first African American appointed to serve as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1967.

• Chatakuin: A word in Kalapuyan that means "place of the big trees," it's a reference to a historic five oaks circular landmark where the Native Atfalati gathered on their seasonal rounds. Five Oaks Middle School in Beaverton is also named after this location.

• Tamarack: An Algonquin/French Canadian-originating word for a larch tree species that's native to the northern United States and Canada.

• Virginia Meek (1820-1900): The daughter of Nez Perce Chief Kowesota, Meek settled in the Glencoe area and was married to early Oregon pioneer Joseph Meek. She maintained her Native language and culture throughout her life and was known for tending to the poor and needy.

• Millie Trumbull (1866-1940): Trumbull was an advocate for women and children's labor reform. She served as the first executive secretary of the Oregon Board of Inspectors of Child Labor, which spearheaded many early laws that restricted child labor and industrial workdays for women.

The public at-large can weigh in on their favorite names by visiting the district's online survey. Participants can vote on each name, indicating how much they like each potential selection.

The district will do a similar survey for the naming of the school mascot in September, according to the district newsletter.


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