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Re: Name the New School

Postby dogspoiler » Oct 20th, 2017, 9:12 am

With the natives whining and bellyaching about having names changed because they don't like them, calling it Ki Low Na would be ridiculous.

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Re: Name the New School

Postby TMBOkanagan » Oct 20th, 2017, 10:56 am

I like Canyon Falls.

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Re: Name the New School

Postby Piecemaker » Oct 21st, 2017, 6:06 pm

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Looking at the rendering, the first thing that jumps out at me is, why are the buses having to travel through the entire parking area - along with every other mini-van-driving-soccer-mom dropping off/picking up their bubble-wrapped prince/princess? Why not have a dedicated drop off/pick up area out of the parking area to improve traffic flow?


I suspect no vehicles will be allowed in the parking lot area except staff vehicles and buses. There are other schools in the area with a similar land design. Any students arriving by parent's vehicle will be dropped off at the street.
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Re: Name the New School

Postby WalterWhite » Oct 21st, 2017, 7:06 pm

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Looking at the rendering, the first thing that jumps out at me is, why are the buses having to travel through the entire parking area - along with every other mini-van-driving-soccer-mom dropping off/picking up their bubble-wrapped prince/princess? Why not have a dedicated drop off/pick up area out of the parking area to improve traffic flow?


I suspect no vehicles will be allowed in the parking lot area except staff vehicles and buses. There are other schools in the area with a similar land design. Any students arriving by parent's vehicle will be dropped off at the street.


A school of that size, and no on site parking for visitors or parents? If so, it's even further flawed than originally thought. Take a visit to Anne McClymont in the Mission and see what a daily fluster-cuck the pick up/drop-off is there.
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Re: Name the New School

Postby Piecemaker » Oct 21st, 2017, 7:37 pm

Street parking is sufficient for parents and visitors at local schools. There is never that many there at once. It's also easy enough to restrict entry to the school parking lot during the times that the buses are there. Middle-school students have no need to be delivered right to the door. I live very close to a middle school and the parents picking up and dropping off their children do so at the sidewalk. The liaison RCMP officer even parks on the road. During the day there are never more than a couple cars parked on the street at any one time.
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Re: Name the New School

Postby MAPearce » Oct 22nd, 2017, 7:08 am

Piecemaker wrote:Street parking is sufficient for parents and visitors at local schools. There is never that many there at once. It's also easy enough to restrict entry to the school parking lot during the times that the buses are there. Middle-school students have no need to be delivered right to the door. I live very close to a middle school and the parents picking up and dropping off their children do so at the sidewalk. The liaison RCMP officer even parks on the road. During the day there are never more than a couple cars parked on the street at any one time.



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Re: Name the New School

Postby Old Techie » Oct 22nd, 2017, 7:14 am

BCTF Hall of NDP Indoctrination! :biggrin:
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Re: Name the New School

Postby Queen K » Oct 22nd, 2017, 7:17 am

Old Techie wrote:BCTF Hall of NDP Indoctrination! :biggrin:


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Re: Name the New School

Postby Anonymous123 » Oct 22nd, 2017, 8:13 am

I'm surprised that Frost Road Middle School wasn't in the top names being considered.
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Re: Name the New School

Postby Piecemaker » Oct 22nd, 2017, 7:00 pm

MAPearce wrote:You've never been to Dorthea Walker......


Dorthea Walker is an elderly school. It was there long before Gordon Drive became a major route with no parking allowed along the stretch near the school. This thread is about naming a new school and a poster was wondering about the parking lot design and parking about the new school, about which I gave an opinion. Nevertheless, one can go short distance to a side street and park one's vehicle if one needs to visit Dorthea Walker during school hours. I am unfamiliar with the parking lot rules at that school and do not know if they have visitor parking in the lot or not.
Back to the topic, I prefer Canyon Falls or Myra Canyon over Ki low na.
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Re: Name the New School

Postby lensbaby » Oct 22nd, 2017, 9:02 pm

WalterWhite wrote:https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/206899/Name-citys-new-school

Oh yay - another effigy to an architect. How about designing/building something practical, instead of the very best that money can buy? I can just hear it now - new upper Mission school - Richy Rich Elementary; Silver Spoon Middle School; Audi-Beemer Middle School. Truth be told, it should simply be "Too Small Before It Opens" - in keeping with every other school project built in the district.

Looking at the rendering, the first thing that jumps out at me is, why are the buses having to travel through the entire parking area - along with every other mini-van-driving-soccer-mom dropping off/picking up their bubble-wrapped prince/princess? Why not have a dedicated drop off/pick up area out of the parking area to improve traffic flow?


Maybe if you had a chip on each shoulder your views would be more balanced. You seem to think that the Mission is an area of super-rich. It actually has both rich and poor - just like every other area of Kelowna.
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Re: Name the New School

Postby WalterWhite » Oct 23rd, 2017, 6:38 am

lensbaby wrote:
WalterWhite wrote:https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/206899/Name-citys-new-school

Oh yay - another effigy to an architect. How about designing/building something practical, instead of the very best that money can buy? I can just hear it now - new upper Mission school - Richy Rich Elementary; Silver Spoon Middle School; Audi-Beemer Middle School. Truth be told, it should simply be "Too Small Before It Opens" - in keeping with every other school project built in the district.

Looking at the rendering, the first thing that jumps out at me is, why are the buses having to travel through the entire parking area - along with every other mini-van-driving-soccer-mom dropping off/picking up their bubble-wrapped prince/princess? Why not have a dedicated drop off/pick up area out of the parking area to improve traffic flow?


Maybe if you had a chip on each shoulder your views would be more balanced. You seem to think that the Mission is an area of super-rich. It actually has both rich and poor - just like every other area of Kelowna.


Lighten up Nancy. My post was actually mocking the fact that Mission is always referred to as Snootyville, and was more aimed at the money spent on architects than function in new schools. Furthermore, there are other schools such as KLO and ZRutland Middle School in dire need of replacement that should take precedence over a new Mission middle school.
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Re: Name the New School

Postby Omnitheo » Oct 23rd, 2017, 6:54 pm

WalterWhite wrote:https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/206899/Name-citys-new-school

Oh yay - another effigy to an architect. How about designing/building something practical, instead of the very best that money can buy? I can just hear it now - new upper Mission school - Richy Rich Elementary; Silver Spoon Middle School; Audi-Beemer Middle School. Truth be told, it should simply be "Too Small Before It Opens" - in keeping with every other school project built in the district.

Looking at the rendering, the first thing that jumps out at me is, why are the buses having to travel through the entire parking area - along with every other mini-van-driving-soccer-mom dropping off/picking up their bubble-wrapped prince/princess? Why not have a dedicated drop off/pick up area out of the parking area to improve traffic flow?


Wow. Get over yourself. There is nothing wrong with the school design. Just because it doesn’t appear like a courthouse or prison doesn’t mean it isn’t functional.
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Re: Name the New School

Postby MAPearce » Oct 23rd, 2017, 7:03 pm

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Re: Name the New School

Postby WalterWhite » Oct 23rd, 2017, 7:49 pm

Omnitheo wrote:
WalterWhite wrote:https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/206899/Name-citys-new-school

Oh yay - another effigy to an architect. How about designing/building something practical, instead of the very best that money can buy? I can just hear it now - new upper Mission school - Richy Rich Elementary; Silver Spoon Middle School; Audi-Beemer Middle School. Truth be told, it should simply be "Too Small Before It Opens" - in keeping with every other school project built in the district.

Looking at the rendering, the first thing that jumps out at me is, why are the buses having to travel through the entire parking area - along with every other mini-van-driving-soccer-mom dropping off/picking up their bubble-wrapped prince/princess? Why not have a dedicated drop off/pick up area out of the parking area to improve traffic flow?


Wow. Get over yourself. There is nothing wrong with the school design. Just because it doesn’t appear like a courthouse or prison doesn’t mean it isn’t functional.


I never said anything about it requiring to resemble a prison - it's the fact that far too much expense goes into aesthetics than it does function - and I got over myself a long time ago - you should try it.

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