April 4, 2017
During its March 30 business meeting, the Board of Education voted to give the new Bethesda-Chevy Chase Middle School #2 the name of Silver Creek Middle School. The naming process for the school began in February with the Board of Education suggesting the following names: Kensington, Silver Creek, Dr. Paul Vance and Harriet Tubman.
The Board asked the School Naming Advisory Committee to consider those names, as well as look at other suggestions from the community. The committee was chaired by Dr. Traci Townsend, the principal of the new school, and included community members and parents of students who will attend the school. The School Naming Advisory Committee recommended the following names, with Silver Creek as the top choice: Silver Creek, Katherine Johnson, Kensington, Rock Creek Hills, Harriet Tubman and Dr. Paul L. Vance. Although the recommendation of the committee is taken very seriously, the final decision rests with the Board of Education.
Silver Creek Middle School will open in August 2017.