We are excited to invite all students, parents, staff, and community members to submit suggestions for the name of Oregon's 4th elementary school, located in the City of Fitchburg! The name submission process will begin on August 28, 2019 and end on September 27, 2019.
All name suggestions will be shared with the Oregon School Board, who will select up to five name finalists. The final decision will be made by Oregon School District students, who will vote on the finalist names.
If you have any questions about school naming or the process, feel free to contact Dr. Brian Busler at bsb@OregonSD.org or 608-835-4003. Thank you for participating in this exciting process!
The following are considerations for name selection:
- Aligns with Oregon School District mission;
- Adheres to School Board Policy 616;
- Represents the geographical area in which it is located;
- Will endure over time without controversy;
- Will not be confused with other regional school names;
- Translates well in other languages; and
- Easily pronounced by elementary school students.
The fourth elementary school will be located at 4848 Brassica Road in the City of Fitchburg. This is east of the Hwy 14 & Lacy Road interchange along County MM.
Did You Know?
Some OSD schools have names of historical significance!
Netherwood Knoll Elementary
Netherwood was the name of a prominent family who settled in Oregon in 1856. Charles W. Netherwood (1843-1939) was a Civil War veteran and prominent Oregon leader who built two large business blocks. Mr. Netherwood held many town and county positions, including Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Dane County, Oregon Village President, Town Treasurer, Oregon Board of Education member, and Village Postmaster.
Prairie View Elementary
There are a number of prairies in our geographical area, which likely gave rise to the name Prairie View Elementary. Prairie View is a popular school name in Wisconsin and can be found in a number of school districts around the state, including Sun Prairie Area School District, Beaver Dam Unified School District, Mukwonago Area School District, School District of Holmen, and East Troy School District to name a few.
Rome Corners Intermediate
Oregon was settled in 1841 and initially known as Rome Corners. When the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company came through the village in 1864, their maps indicated a name of “Oregon” and the name was adopted. A road named Rome Corners, located south of Oregon, remains today.
Alternatively, you may print and return this paper form to the Oregon School District Office (123 E. Grove Street, Oregon). Printed forms are also available at the District Office.