After multiple community and student surveys, a new mascot has been chosen and will become the official mascot for Sanford Schools effective May 28, 2022. After retiring the Indian Mascot at graduation, Sanford Schools will officially welcome our new mascot, The Thundering Mustangs. The school will retain the colors of Kelly green, white, and black.
The school is moving forward with having a professional graphic artist create some designs that will be chosen and associated with the new mascot image. The school must have all Indian-associated language, symbols, and images removed by June 1, 2022. Approval of meeting all the requirements to prevent the school from being fined must be met, and reviewed by the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs.
There is a lot of work to be done to meet the requirements of the new law. Over the next six months, the School District will start removing our current mascot from the school and will begin transitioning to the new mascot. This includes our website and phone app. Although we won’t officially be the Thundering Mustangs until May 28, 2022, this transition process will begin immediately to meet the deadline requirements. I hope that this does not cause any confusion for the community. We ask that you continue to support our school as we make these changes. Go Thundering Mustangs….
Note: the image associated with this communication is not the official mascot image of Sanford Schools and is just an example of what our future mascot image may look like.