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Countdown to 2014-2015: What’s new in HISD #6 — Mascot makeover at four campuses

This is the fifth in a series of stories counting down to the start of school, spotlighting what is new in HISD in the coming year.

Two HISD middle schools and two high schools will be sporting new mascots when fall sports launch, in a historic move that saw outdated and culturally offensive symbols replaced in an orderly months-long process.

The Board of Education approved a policy change earlier this year after Superintendent Terry Grier sought new guidelines that would “respect cultural differences, values, and attitudes” by placing a ban on mascots or nicknames using race or ethnicity.

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Austin High School’s Diamond Jubilee Scheduled for Nov. 10

Campus to unveil new mustang mascot at event celebrating 75 years

Stephen F. Austin High School will be celebrating its 75th year of existence with a Diamond Jubilee on Sat., Nov. 10.

Festivities will take place from 1 to 4 p.m., and the program will include the unveiling of a Scottish Brigade memorial plaque (a girls’ drum, bugle, and bagpipe drill corps, 1937–1978), an all-choir presentation, a tribute to fallen heroes, an alumni pep rally, student exhibits and concessions, and a reception. Continue reading