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Toledo Mascot Rebranding

 

When signed by the Governor, SHB 1356 will prohibit schools from using Native American names, symbols, or images as school mascots, logos, or team names. While this doesn't relate at all to other representations of our history, we will need to rebrand the district and select a new mascot.

 

First, we will collect ideas for new mascots from the community and hold several focus group meetings to identify the preferences of each group. Next, we will narrow the nominations to a few so that the school board can select a new mascot from those recommended.

 

Here are the results of the Mascot Primary:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will have focus groups in person at Toledo High School on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. beginning on May 11

 

Schedule:

5/11- Cowlitz Indian Tribe and other Indigenous Peoples

5/18- Parents

5/25- Coaches

6/1- Alumni

6/8- Toledo School District Staff

6/15- Community Members

6/22- All interested stakeholders who were not able to attend in person. This will be a zoom meeting. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87973958002?pwd=WmxQWm5PdW9hQ1F0Mm11QW5DZ1hsQT09

 

Read Superintendent Chris Rust's 4/21/2021 letter about rebranding Toledo's mascot.

 

Here are some resources that explain why this is happening:

Substitute House Bill 1356

https://youtu.be/s3FL9uhTH_s

https://youtu.be/HTBT-_F6oYw

https://youtu.be/orVEuhZsRgo

https://youtu.be/4kUeorW3r-I

Ending the Legacy of Racism in Sports & the Era of Harmful "Indian" Sports Mascots

Riverhawks had the most with 184 votes, knights had 118 votes, eagles had 59 votes, dark knights had 58 votes, and black knights had 57 votes.

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