I have many fond memories of my days as an Edmond Middle Schooler. Like my first crush that led to my first rejection. Or the kid in my first hour science class in the seventh grade who used to call me a bitch when I wouldn’t help him cheat on the tests. Toward the end of the school year, I started giving him the wrong answers, but he made a D, and thought I had helped him get such a high-grade. He’s in jail now.
When I was an Edmond Middle Schooler, there were only four middle schools. Now, they’re about to build the sixth. When I was a pubescent mess of a person, the names of the schools were already chosen. But now, anyone can have an opportunity to decide the fate of this school! According to NewsOK.com:
EDMOND — Edmond Public Schools is asking for input in naming the district’s newest middle school, being built next to Frontier Elementary on Pennsylvania Avenue between Danforth and Covell roads.
The deadline for suggestions is noon Oct. 25.
Submission forms are available at all school offices, the district’s administrative center and at www.edmondschools.net. Request a submission form by emailing email@example.com.
Forms should be returned by mail to Debbie Bendick, executive director of secondary education, EPS Administrative Center, 1001 W Danforth, Edmond, OK 73003.
A committee of patrons, teachers and district personnel will research the submissions and recommend potential school names for superintendent David Goin’s consideration. School board members make the final decision.
Of course, we here at The Lost Ogle don’t want to leave this very important decision to a bunch of boring people. Do we need another “Central” or “Summit?” Nope. Boring names. We need the name of the school to commemorate something or someone great about Edmond or the state of Oklahoma. And we here at TLO have some pretty good ideas for potential names.
The Lost Ogle Middle School
I mean, this is obvious. The only way anyone is going to name anything after us is if we can get enough of you readers to submit that as a potential name. It’s about time we start getting the recognition we deserve. We’re basically journalists, if you stretch the definition of the word a bit.
Wolf Trap Middle School
The Wolf Trap is an Edmond landmark. I love going there and my mom tells great stories about sneaking in there when she was in high school. With the kids who will be attending this school growing up in Edmond, it’s pretty much a given that they will attend this bar on the reg when they’re of age (and probably before). Also, bonus for parents: You can totally tell people you’re going to the Wolf Trap, and they’ll think you’re going to pick up your kids. But you’re actually having pitchers of beer while my dad and his friends hustle you in pool.
Vanity Perkins Middle School
V.P. is pretty much the first lady of Edmond since the Perkins crew resides there. Vanity is a great role model for the young girls of Edmond, because she knows what she wants, and she goes after it. There would also be a cosmetology track for the students who wanted to get into that field. I imagine the dropout rate would be pretty high though, because the grading is pretty tough on the nail techs.
Lion’s Fun Park Memorial Middle School
Remember how awesome Lion’s Fun Park was back in the day? I still own some best friends forever jewelry from there. And while the jewelry has outlasted both the fun park and that particular friendship, I will always have the memories. This school could pay homage to those memories. And instead of a football field, they could totally have a mini golf course.
The Territorial Schoolhouse Middle School
So, the real Territorial Schoolhouse is being bogarted by the Edmond Historical Society, and it probably doesn’t have wifi. So, I guess it wouldn’t make a good school these days. Not to mention Edmondites are great at spawning, so there is most likely not enough room in the original. But what if the new school had kind of a vintage school vibe? You know, with all sorts of faux finishes on the walls, old-timey desks, and all the flat screens could be coated with some chalkboard paint. I’m sure there’s a Pinterest tutorial for this.
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