Several school communities in the Shawnee Mission School District have recently named new mascots, in line with a Board policy change adopted in January.
We proudly introduce the:
Shawnee Mission North Bison
Rushton Red-Tailed Hawks
Last fall, Nieman Elementary students announced their new mascot. The school is now home to the Nieman Foxes.
In January of 2021, Board of Education members approved new Board Policy ACA: School Mascots. The Board supports the use of school mascots and school colors to build school spirit and promote a sense of community. Click here to read the details about the updated policy.
Mascot names have been selected through a process led by the school principal, with input from students and input from other school community members as appropriate. The mascot name was submitted to the superintendent for final approval. Now that the mascots have been selected by the school communities, logos and brandings will be released as finalized. Schools have set timelines for implementation.