Board unanimously selects the name Hopewell for school on Bright Road

Located off Bright Road, approximately 900 feet west of the new school site, are the Holder-Wright Earthworks. Listed to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, this prehistoric archaeological site consists of three geometric earthworks and five Hopewell Native American burial mounds considered to belong to the Middle Woodland period dating from about 100 B.C. to A.D. 500. During this Middle Woodland period in central Ohio, the Hopewell culture predominated. Hopewellian people gathered at these earthworks for feasts, funerals and rites of passage.

The school is on schedule to open in the fall of 2020. The elementary naming committee will begin meeting again later this month to begin the process of providing the Boad with recommendations regarding the name of the elementary to be built in Jerome Village, also slated to open in 2020. Those recommenations are due in May.

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