DeKalb Central Rolls out New Logo!

posted Aug 14, 2014, 4:50 AM by webmaster district   [ updated Aug 14, 2014, 4:50 AM ]

WATERLOO — The DeKalb Central school district has unveiled a new logo that reflects it focus and rebranding.

The new logo is in the shape of a shield, representing solidarity, said Superintendent Sherry Grate. On the shield is an image of a red book, which represents the district’s focus on literacy in kindergarten through grade 12. It also represents the DeKalb Baron Campus, consisting of DeKalb Middle School and DeKalb High School. The book’s four colored pages represent each of the district’s elementary schools, which have been rebranded.

Country Meadow Elementary School is a “Leader in Me” school, in partnership with FranklinCovey Education. It has integrated leadership into its curriculum, with a focus on the arts.

J.R. Watson Elementary School is an International Baccalaureate World school. The International Baccalaureate Organization is a nonprofit educational foundation, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. International Baccalaureate schools promote intercultural understanding and respect.

Waterloo Elementary School is a New Tech school that uses hands-on, project-based learning.

McKenney-Harrison Elementary School is in the process of becoming a Columbia University Teachers College Reading and Writing Project school. The mission of the project is to collaborate with schools to develop a reading and writing curriculum that helps students become avid and skilled readers and writers.

DeKalb Middle School and DeKalb High School now make up what is known as the DeKalb Baron Campus. Middle school students are able to take advanced classes at the high school, and instructors also teach advanced classes at the middle school for early high school credits.

Grate said the district shared its educational approaches and themes with a consultant during the logo design process. The district also welcomed feedback from staff.

“The logo was an opportunity for us to brand ourselves and showed what we stand for as a school district,” Grate said.

An educational guidebook, “Pathways to Learning” outlines the mission and focus of the district and its schools. Copies are available at the district’s central office.

Article from The Star Newspaper

Written by Kathryn Bassett