New Middle School Named

New Middle School Named
Posted on 11/01/2017
This is the image for the news article titled New Middle School NamedThe Park Hill Board of Education selected and approved the names of our new schools — Hopewell Elementary and Walden Middle School.

Two committees, made up of students, parents, staff and community members, sorted through 744 school name suggestions from students and the public that ranged from the silly to the serious, and they picked their recommendations to the Board.

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Background and Local Connection
Parkdale Walden is the name of the township where the middle school site is.

There are some subdivisions in the area that are also named after the township.

The name will remind many people of “Walden,” a book by transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, which is a contemplation of simplicity and nature.