At a community meeting held on November 17, Garden Valley School Division trustees announced the name of the new Schanzenfeld school--Prairie Dale School. The naming of the new school was part of a "name the school contest" that was held this fall, with the winning name being submitted by Serena Peters.
The new school in Schanzenfeld, slated to open in September 2011, will be built to accommodate approximately 450 students. GVSD administration is still considering whether the new school will be a grades 4-8 school or a 5-8 school, which will depend on projected enrollment and other factors. GVSD officials presented information on planned programming, staffing, and construction timelines. As well, the community had an opportunity to see some floor plans for the new construction. Presentation files from this community meeting are available below.