‘Rattlesnake Point’ selected as name for new Milton school

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March 24, 2022 at 2:10 pm

“Rattlesnake Point” has been selected as the official name for a new elementary school that will open in Milton later this year.

At a Halton District School Board (HDSB) meeting on Mar. 23, trustees selected the name for the new school, located at 1385 Kovachik Blvd.

Rattlesnake Point is a park that’s located on the Niagara Escarpment in Milton that is owned and operated by Conservation Halton.

According to the HDSB, the name’s origin could possibly be a reference to a time when the Massasauga rattlesnake was common in the region. It could also be due to the snake-like path cut by glaciers along the edges of the section of the Niagara Escarpment.

“Trustees of the HDSB recognize the importance of naming a new school and always endeavour to honour present and future factors,” said Margo Shuttleworth, Chair of the Halton District School Board.

“The selection of Rattlesnake Point as the name for the new school recognizes the geography and local environment in the Milton community.”

Earlier this month, the name possibilities for the new school were narrowed down to five, each with a specific meaning and one of which was “Rattlesnake Point.”

When the HDSB reviewed the name suggestions, they viewed it as an opportunity to celebrate a renowned person of historical significance to the Halton community and honour an individual whose contribution to society or humanity is recognized and valued across Canada.

According to the HDSB, a total of 1,028 name suggestions were submitted for the school, including approximately 350 unique names.

The new school is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in September 2022.

The three-story accessible school is set to feature 21st-century teaching layouts, air conditioning with individual classroom controls, a double gym, bus lay-by and student drop-off area.

It is expected to accommodate over 900 students and will have five childcare rooms which will accommodate 88 students.

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