HAGERSTOWN - Suggestions included "Your Mom Elementary School" and "That Thar Elementry Schoule," but names celebrating the history of the area where a new elementary school will be built made the cut.
A naming committee selected three suggestions Monday that will be forward to the Washington County Board of Education to be considered for the new school in the Westfields community. The names are Rockland Woods, Antietam Valley and Chapel Woods.
In March, the committee selected five options, including Rockland Woods and Chapel Woods. Antietam Valley was a suggestion from a committee member's brother-in-law that was not discussed until Monday.
The board could vote at its May 1 business meeting and choose one of the three suggested names.
Schools spokeswoman Carol Mowen said the name Westfields Elementary School was eliminated as a choice because not all students at the school would be residents of the development. The school, to be built off of Sharpsburg Pike south of Hagerstown, will have capacity for about 750 students. The school's groundbreaking was scheduled for this morning.