School Spells Own Name Wrong for Years

A Fort Worth elementary school had one too many i's
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2012 5:17 PM CDT
Updated May 12, 2012 7:00 PM CDT
Stock image. The McMillan school of Fort Worth has a brand-new spelling.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – They may teach little kids their ABCs, but for the past nine years a school in Texas has misspelled its own name. The Sunrise Elementary School in Fort Worth added McMillian to its title in 2003 to honor its first teacher. But it turns out Mrs. McMillan did not possess that second 'i" in her last name. The school has begun fixing every instance of the wrong spelling it can find, from the letters on the building, to logos, to digital email signatures, reports NBC5 in Fort Worth.

School officials did not know of the mistake until a relative of Mrs. McMillan alerted them. One teacher came up with a memorable way to learn the new spelling. "You know how we say there's no 'i' in team? We could say, 'Well, [at] Sunrise-McMillan, we're a team, so there is no 'i' in the last part of McMillan.'"

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