Midlothian Heritage High School and Its First Class of Students

On Monday, June 17, 2013, the Midlothian ISD School Board selected a name for MISD’s second high school: Midlothian Heritage High School (MHHS). Also, the Board approved the first class of students to attend MHHS: all of the District’s first-time ninth graders.

Midlothian Heritage High School

Midlothian Heritage High School

Several months ago (summer 2012), the Board directed the Superintendent to begin the High School #2 naming process. Board Policy CW (LOCAL) guided the process. In part, CW (LOCAL) states, ” … solicitation of recommendations of names shall be conducted through a committee.” Committee members include two community representatives who reside in the District, two parents who reside in the District, and from each school, one campus employee who resides in the District and who has been elected by the employees of his/her respective campus.

CW (LOCAL) also states, “The committee shall be chaired by the Superintendent or designee. The committee shall submit to the Board no fewer than five and no more than ten recommended names for each campus or facility to be named.”

On February 26, 2013, the naming committee finalized its recommendations after meetings on Dec 11, 2012, January 8, 2013, and February 19, 2013. The process was designed so that at every step community input was encouraged and vetted. The names recommended to the Board were:

Midlothian Eastridge High School
Midlothian Heritage High School
Midlothian Highlands High School
Midlothian Memorial High School
Midlothian Northview High School

And as stated above, the name chosen by the Trustees was Midlothian Heritage High School (MHHS).

Although this school will have a distinct name, Midlothian Heritage High School, the students at MHHS in 2014-15 will be Midlothian High School Panthers.

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