School board selects name, mascot for third middle school
The Bee Cave Middle School Raiders. That is the official name and mascot of Lake Travis ISD’s third middle school unanimously approved by trustees during their regular meeting June 19. The school’s primary colors, which were previously selected by district officials during the design phase, will be red and silver.
Currently under construction off State Highway 71 and Vail Divide behind the district’s Transportation, Distribution and Data Center, the $76.2 million facility was designed by Fields & Associates Architects and will be built by American Constructors. The 240,000 square foot campus will accommodate 1,200 students in two-story, grade-level houses with views of the Texas Hill Country. The school will feature abundant natural lighting, outdoor learning areas, and athletic facilities. The project is part of the district’s $253 million bond program approved by nearly 75% of voters in November 2017.
In April 2018, district officials developed a community survey to gather suggested school names and mascots for the new school. More than 1,000 surveys were submitted. The survey indicated that in accordance with LTISD Board Policy CW (Local) ‘facilities shall be named for local residential or geographic areas or regional, state or national landmarks and/or historical events.’
Construction of Bee Cave Middle School is expected to be complete by August 2019. The attendance zone for the new campus has not been determined.