Southfield’s new high school to be named Tuesday

The Detroit News

Southfield Public Schools plans Tuesday to announce the name, mascot and colors of the new high school that will open this September with the merger of Southfield and Southfield-Lathrup high schools.

The district’s school board voted last June to combine the two high schools as part of efforts to deal with falling enrollment and rising expenses. Under the plan approved last year, the combined high school will be at the Southfield High School campus.

“The new comprehensive high school will be unlike anything we’ve ever done in the district,” Superintendent Lynda Wood said in a statement. “We are offering a wide-range of exceptional programs to meet our students’ diverse needs and interests.”

The district formed a “student ambassador committee” last summer to suggest names, colors and mascots for the new schools. All of the district’s ninth- through 11th-graders voted Thursday on the selections, and the school board will decide between the top two choices in each category.

The new name, mascot and school colors will be unveiled during an event at 5:30 p.m. at the John W. English Administrative Center, 24661 Lahser.