‘Bars’ or ‘Bears’: Forum discusses keeping Boones Creek School’s nickname

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Boones Creek Middle and Elementary School administrators held a forum Tuesday night on issues with moving from the current school building to a new K-8 facility. 

The new building is being built off Boones Creek Road and is set to open next fall. 

One issue addressed at the forum: what to do with a decades-old trophy collection. 

Another question: whether or keep the school’s current nickname, the “Bars”, or change it to the “Bears.”

“People aren’t fussing about the grammar, they are just fussing about the name,” said one of the attendees. “We’re wiping history out all over this country and this is one that’s not politically incorrect.” 

Administrators will take all of what was discussed at the forum and present the information to the school board. 

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