The Kennewick School Board announced their decision on the names and mascots of the brand new elementary school being built in Kennewick and the re-purposing of the former Desert Hills middle school...and the new names are....

The new names were chosen by community submission

Elementary #16 which is currently under construction in the Clearwater Creek area will be named Amon Creek Elementary and the mascot is the Otters.

The former Desert Hills Middle School is be re-purposed as the districts 1st duel language elementary school and will be called Fuerza Elementary and the mascot is the Lobos. In case you don't speak Spanish the meaning of these names are Fuerza means 'strength' and Lobos means 'Wolves'

Both schools will open in August of 2018.