PUTNAM COUNTY – The new K-8 school for the Putnam County School System will be named Park View School. The naming committee, made up of six board members, six community members and the Director of Schools, met throughout January and launched a community survey, student survey and held a public meeting to gather feedback that ultimately led to deciding the new school’s name, mascot and school colors.
Park View School will be the home of the Rockets, which was the original mascot of Park View Elementary. The colors will be royal blue and white.
“Our approach has centered around community input from the faculty, staff and students at Park View and the Cookeville community at large. As we went through the process, it was wonderful to hear the community’s input through the survey and public meeting,” said Adam Pharris, committee member and current Park View parent. “The overwhelming majority of people wanted the school to be called Park View, and we added “school” to the end to accommodate the fact this will be a middle school as well. It was just a great experience to dig deeper into the history of Park View and the history of the south area of Putnam County.”
The new school is scheduled to be open in fall 2024.
“It is exciting to open a new school,” said Corby King, Director of Schools. “Now that we have a name, mascot and school colors, it begins to fuel that excitement. We look forward to moving into the next phase with the construction bid process that leads to us breaking ground. I want to thank the naming committee for the time they dedicated. Also, thankful for the community and Park View students for giving us feedback and being involved in this process.”