There’s just one day left until Central Okanagan Public Schools closes the public call for suggestions to name a new Upper Mission middle school.

There’s just one day left until Central Okanagan Public Schools closes the public call for suggestions to name a new Upper Mission middle school.

Would you attend Schooly McSchoolface?

Central Okanagan Public Schools will be closing the call for a Mission school’s name …

How would you like to send your child to a school named Schooly McSchoolface?

There’s just one day left until Central Okanagan Public Schools closes the call for suggestions to name a new Upper Mission middle school.

Thus far, said district secretary-treasurer Larry Paul, there have been 650 entries and the most frequently found moniker is Schooly McSchoolface. The name is clearly a nod to Boaty McBoatface, the most popular suggestion given in 2016 to the Natural Environment Research Council in the UK when they held a contest to name a ship. Boaty McBoatface crashed the site with 124,109 votes.

RELATED: NAME THIS SCHOOL

Despite its popularity, it wasn’t chosen as a name. Nor likely will Schooly McSchoolface be chosen.

When the survey was announced Moyra Baxter, the chairperson of the board of education, said there were some expectations that needed to be met.

“The name will reflect the area and its residents, which will increase the community’s sense of ownership and identification with the school,” said Baxter.

Paul said the district will likely remove some of the “silly ones” from the list.

“Most of the ones that are reasonable are focusing on a geographic landmark or history,” said Paul.

Those suggestions include landmarks like Bellevue Creek, Okanagan Mountain Park and there are some historical figures like Father Pandosy and WC Bennett.

While the pranksters may not influence the name as they hoped, they have made the survey process more interesting.

“This is probably the highest level response we’ve ever had,” said Paul.

They had a similar survey process for a school on the Westside and there were only a couple hundred responses for that.

Here’s where you make a suggestion.

Just Posted

(Dave Ogilvie photo)
One injured after being pinned by fallen forklift near Peachland

West Kelowna emergency crews responded to reports of a person stuck under a forklift

(Big White Ski Resort/Contributed)
Big White’s big clean-up: Large turnout for post-melt mountain tidy

More than 165 people showed up to help gather the litter left behind from the winter season

Mounties cover a burgundy truck with a tent at Buckerfields in West Kelowna on Monday, June 14. The RCMP is investigating after a woman’s body was found inside the truck. (Amandalina Letterio/Capital News)
West Kelowna RCMP investigating suspicious death after body found in truck

Police responded to a truck parked out front of a Main Street business where the body was found

(Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
Delays expected on Lakeshore Road this week

Northbound traffic on Lakeshore between Richter and Barrera will be detoured for paving

David Larsen, left, and co-host Tony Peyton. (K96.3/Twitter)
Popular Kelowna radio host dies after battle with cancer

David Larsen was half of the longtime Kelowna morning-show duo David and Tony

Singer-songwriter Jann Arden is pictured with a draft horse. (Canadian Horse Defence Coalition)
Jann Arden backs petition to stop live horse export

June 14 is the International Day to End Live Export of Animals

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) is scored on by Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Alec Martinez, not pictured, during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinal playoff series Monday, June 14, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Habs fall 4-1 to Vegas Golden Knights in Game 1 of NHL semifinal series

Match was Montreal’s first game outside of Canada in 2021

Penticton Overdose Prevention Society co-founders Desiree Franz, Shane Surowski and Stephanie Lines have created the city’s first unsanctioned public overdose prevention site using an old wine-tour bus. The site began operations in June 2021. (Desiree Franz/Facebook)
Volunteers launch Penticton’s first public supervised injection site

2021 is on pace to be the deadliest year for overdoses in Penticton on record

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick, assistant deputy speaker at the B.C. legislature, presides over committee discussions. The legislature is completing its delayed spring session this week, with most MLAs participating by video conference. (Hansard TV)
B.C.’s daily COVID-19 infections dip below 100 over weekend

Only 68 new cases recorded Monday, four additional deaths

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

B.C. ambulance station in Revelstoke is expected to get a new system called the Scheduled On-Call (SOC) this fall. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
B.C. ambulance changes could put Revelstoke residents at risk, warn local paramedics

Paramedics said to expect a substantial increase in ambulance response time starting this fall

Jane Linden
KCR: Volunteering keeps you active

Kelowna Community Resources shares stories of its volunteers in a weekly column

This goose family went for a leisurely stroll down Vernon’s Main Street Saturday, April 25. (Dave Deshane photo)
Controversial Vernon goose cull won’t fly this year

Necessary permit procedures held up at a federal level

The BC Ferries website went down for a short while Monday morning following a provincial announcement that recreational travel between health authorities can resume Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries’ website crashes in wake of provincial reopening announcement

Website back up now, recreational travel between health regions to resume as of Tuesday

Most Read