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About Forestview

The 18 classroom school, on the north side of Forestview Boulevard just west of Kalar Road, will serve students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. The state-of-the-art facility will include a large library resource centre with an adjoining computer lab, and use the latest technologies including fibre optic telecommunications and wireless internet. Students with special needs will receive custom-designed and built facilities, and a large gymnasium with hardwood floors, a stage, change rooms and washrooms will provide opportunities for school and community sports, assemblies and recreational activities. An added benefit to the community will be the daycare centre facilities located next to the kindergarten classes.

This new DSBN school will bring many positive things to Niagara Falls. The modern facilities will provide opportunities for new learning strategies, and the recreational areas will be a great meeting place for the community.

--- Kevin Maves Chair of the District School Board of Niagara

The Name Game

During the month of October, DSBN students, staff and community members found themselves playing the name game. The DSBN needed to name the new elementary school and thought that the community may have a few suggestions.

The response was tremendous. Over 300 suggestions were submitted online, via mail and fax. DSBN Chair Kevin Maves noted that "the community submitted some wonderful suggestions, accompanied by compelling rationale for the new school name. As a result, the committee had a challenging time in making the selection."

Along with trustees, parents, principals and teachers, students on the committee worked very hard to name the school.

Mr. Bright revealing the name of the school.

Kohl Chambers, a Grade 7 student at Princess Margaret Public School and David Kapetanovic, a Grade 6 student at Kate S. Durdan Public School, took their roles seriously. "If the kids like the name, they will feel proud of their school", explained Kohl. Agreeing, David said, "The name is simple, and it also reminds us to think about the environment."

The Background

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At the construction site ceremony, Kevin Maves, Chair of the District School Board of Niagara said that "The groundbreaking represents all the positive things that the new school will bring to Niagara Falls. The modern facilities will provide opportunities for new learning strategies, and the recreational areas will be a great meeting place for the community."

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And so the building of the 18 classroom school began. This state-of-the-art facility includes alarge library resource centre, an adjoining computer lab, and will use the latest technologies.

Students with special needs will receive custom-designed facilities; there will be a large gymnasium with a hardwood floor; there will also be day care facilities.