Spokane Public Schools board approves new mascots for local schools

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane Public Schools board approved new mascots for North Central High School and Garry Middle School on Wednesday afternoon.

This move comes after Spokane Public Schools (SPS) unanimously voted last May to change the mascots and symbols of both schools, removing the Indians from the high school and Chiefs from the middle school.

For the high school, the suggested mascot is the wolfpack, and for the middle school it is the ravens. In order for the mascots to be considered, SPS said they had to represent the spirit of the schools, identify with a characteristic of the school community, encourage pride and energy and and represent courage and integrity. Also, they had to avoid representation or association with weapons or stereotypes of various cultures.

With these mascots, SPS said each school will have to work with a professional graphic artist in designing a new logo, and replace sports uniforms and equipment, among other steps.


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