New Green Bay school to be named for da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci, Italian High Renaissance master, is shown in this undated portrait drawing. Da Vinci was born in Florence, Italy in 1452 and died in 1519.
Leonardo da Vinci, Italian High Renaissance master, is shown in this undated portrait drawing. Da Vinci was born in Florence, Italy in 1452 and died in 1519. (AP Photo)

GREEN BAY – A future school has been named for a historic figure.

The Green Bay Area Public School District has announced that the new school for academically gifted learners will be called the Leonardo da Vinci School for Gifted Learners. The name was selected by a committee consisting of a district office administrator, a building administrator, a school board member and three students. It was approved by the full school board.

“The Board of Education thanks the committee, which included students, for their work in researching a name for the new school,” school board president Brenda Warren said in a news release. “Leonardo da Vinci is described as a lifelong learner and had gifts in many different fields. He exemplifies the gifted school’s mission and core values.”

The school housing kindergarteners through eighth graders is scheduled to open in the fall at 139 S. Monroe St.

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