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Coulwood Middle to be renamed

Science teacher Peter Monka works with sixth-graders on a classroom project at Coulwood Middle last year.
Science teacher Peter Monka works with sixth-graders on a classroom project at Coulwood Middle last year.

Coulwood Middle will soon have a new name: Coulwood STEM Academy.

The northwest Charlotte school has asked permission to change its name to reflect the fact that it’s the first middle school in the area to have a science, technology, engineering and math focus. Coulwood launched a STEM magnet program this year.

Coulwood will also have a new mascot. The school’s nickname is currently the Catamounts, but student groups said they didn’t understand what that represented. The new mascot and name will be the Wildcats.

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