HUNTERSVILLE – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is looking for recommendations to name the new elementary school located off Stumptown Road.

Principal Raymond Giovanelli is providing several opportunities for community members to provide input.

Drop-in events will take place Feb. 4, from 8-10 a.m., and Feb.12, from 4-6 p.m., at the Northeast Learning Community, 9425 Midas Springs Road.

If you can’t make one of those sessions, forms will be available at Huntersville Town Hall, 101 Huntersville-Concord Road; Torrence Creek Elementary School, 14550 Ranson Road; and at the Northeast Learning Community.

Comments will also be accepted on the Torrence Creek Facebook page.

Community members can also learn about the school’s construction updates and view the architectural renderings and a map of the attendance zone by visiting the Torrence Creek Elementary PTA website.

CMS’ naming policy requires that school names represent the geographic area or community in which the school is located, a historical figure or location, or a person who is deceased whose name has special significance or who made an outstanding contribution to education.

Giovanelli will appoint a school name advisory committee that will review, research and select three names to be presented to the superintendent. Community members interested in serving on the committee should contact him at or call 980-343-1071.

The Board of Education will vote on a name this spring.

The 39-classroom elementary school, which is scheduled to open in August 2013, will relieve overcrowding at Torrence Creek Elementary.