South Burlington High School Prepares New Mascot Logo for the School Year

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Once the Rebels, now the Wolves. A new chapter begins for South Burlington High School.

Four weeks from now, the new South Burlington Wolves, will have the first day of school behind them.

“We’ll join together and be excited for the student athletes, that activities that are going on,” Superintendent David Young, of the South Burlington School District, said.
 
The new logo for the mascot was recently revealed on social media by Principal Patrick Burke. Staff and students have been working with a local design team to create the logo. This comes after nearly a year of discussions about the school’s identity.
    
“Behind uniforms are students and the students need to do good things, I think they seem really wed to that mission,” Young said.
 
Superintendent Young says the Rebel-name will be phased out of the school overtime. He says there’s no set date on when it’ll officially be out of the campus.
        
“We’ve been trying to keep up with literally all the projects that have been going on,” he added.
 
The basketball gym was given a fresh coat of paint Wednesday, with the new logo, but Local 22 & Local 44 was not given access to look at it because of the work being done.
 
The South Burlington Boosters Club, a parent run organization, is also launching a website at the end of the week which will have SBHS Wolves Gear available for purchase. Images of the gear are not available at this time.
 
Funding in the school budget was allocated to upgrade athletic uniforms, something Young says the district was going to do this year either way. A third proposed budget passed after a special election in June, some of the main concerns for voters were the Rebel-name change and the ongoing teacher contract negotiations.
 
The new mascot is not the only change coming into the school year. Following a week of lock downs, school leaders are trying to keep the conversation going to make sure all students and staff feel safe in the school.

“Both our South Burlington community and our surrounding community, to help people be in a better place,” Young said.
 
Young says no new security measures are being taken in response to the lock downs. The school budget does allocate funds to upgrade video camera and security equipment around the district.
 
Making sure the wolf pack is safe going into a new year.
 
A school board meeting is happening Wednesday night. Superintendent Young says teacher contract negotiations will be discussed as well as student enrollment for the upcoming academic year.

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