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Waukee School Board Wants Input on Mascot

The Waukee school board this week approved guidelines for use of the district's logo, but delayed action on selecting a Warriors mascot.

More students in the Waukee school district likely will be surveyed on what the school district’s mascot should look like, the Des Moines Register reported.

The school system doesn’t have an official mascot, although it has long competed as the Warriors.

At its Monday meeting, the Waukee school board voted 5-0 to approve guidelines for the colors and shape of the W that represent the district. Officials said the action shows that the W will be a unifying symbol for the district. Because of a growing student population, Waukee will likely open a new high school in the next few years, the Register said.

The style guide approved by the board on left open the discussion what a mascot should look like. Some board members said they would like administrators to gain feedback about the mascot from middle school students during the next few months.

The district's board briefs released Tuesday said: "The mascot was not recommended for approval. The board was asked to discuss how they would like administration to proceed regarding the mascot, and was asked to approve the logo style guide presented. The board determined they would like administration to continue the work of identifying a new mascot."

David Leonard January 17, 2013 at 02:28 PM
Given the climate of violence in the U.S. today, the board had better choose a benevolent-looking warrior for the mascot.
Shane Blanchard January 17, 2013 at 03:09 PM
Have the student's in Art Club, and those in Graphic design all create one, and let the student body vote on them by ballot narrowing it down to 3. Then repeat the process. Let the kids decide.
E Truitt January 17, 2013 at 10:32 PM
For all of you out of the loop... http://www.waukee.k12.ia.us/2012/12/committee-recommends-new-logos/
David Leonard January 18, 2013 at 12:48 AM
Great idea, Shane.
Jerry Ripperger January 18, 2013 at 02:38 PM
We want ideas from any interested parties. We will actively seek out ideas from students but are very open to ideas from the community as well. They can be submitted to Nicole Lawerence at the district office. Jerry Ripperger - member Waukee Board of Education

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