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Order must equal or exceed $100 before taxes and shipping are applied. Welcome to the Sherando DECA Holiday Online Store. "I believe discussion regarding the school's mascot presents an opportunity to teach lessons regarding the region's history as well as the importance of reflection, discussion and understanding," Foreman said. The revised 2020-21 school calendar adopted by the School Board on August 11 moved the first day of school for students to September 8 and rescheduled Sherando High School’s 2021 graduation ceremony for 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021. History is history - with all its rich heritage. Sign up today for complete digital access to The Winchester Star. It represents cultura heritage, pride and values. Steve Edwards, coordinator of public relations and communication for Frederick schools, said that while naming Sherando High School was a School Board committee process that took input and suggestions from the community, a group of future students selected the school colors and mascot before the school opened in 1993. the 'way overly sensitive folks" - our kids. "Our old imagery, if you look at it, is an antiquated soldier on a horse. It also encourages "a violent and racist image" of Native Americans, the petition adds. lol. ", Cultural appropriation is defined by the Cambridge Dictionary as "the act of taking or using things from a culture that is not your own, especially without showing that you understand or respect this culture.". That would be a shame. Kaitlyn also said she was called "stupid.". Take Five - This is your final free article during this 30 day period.Stay in touch with all of the news from Winchester, Frederick and Clarke. What about the people being offended at changing the mascot? Or they will grow up with other issues and think the only way to resolve things that offend them is by destroying property. Edwards added that the petitions have not been presented to Sherando Principal John Nelson, who is focused on safely reopening schools for partial in-person learning on Sept. 8 amid the coronavirus pandemic. “To that school and that school community, the warrior mascot is a positive thing, a positive attribute to be strong and persevere," Edwards said in the June 5 interview. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. and im not bashing you for how you believe, im just trying to make you think for a second... maybe see things someone else’s way, after all, thats what debating is for. Last week, Rory and about a dozen Sherando students launched a Change.org online petition seeking to change Sherando's mascot. Without the proper identified mascot, the name origins of Sherando and Opequon and the rich histories they represent and the contributions they made to our shared (American) culture risk being cancelled out altogether. Please purchase a subscription to read our premium content. The Sherando Warrior is a proud tradition in the Stephens City Community. Kaitlyn and Rory said they have been called "snowflakes" by other students on social media for their efforts to change the mascot. I have seen the horse and Indian ride out during a football game at Sherando and it was very cool to see it person! Share with Us. Sherando Band Booster Association 185 South Warrior Drive Stephens City, VA 22655 Phone:540-869-0060 Please contact us via email: sherandobandbooster@gmail.com If you think that’s dishonorable then go ahead and remove the name logo and all the fun, joy, and pride this school has built. SHERANDO DECA HOLIDAY ONLINE STORE. On Monday, School Board Chairman Jay Foreman said changing the mascot would be best addressed at the school level and not by the School Board. STEPHENS CITY — At Sherando High School football games and graduation ceremonies, a white man dressed as a Native American warrior makes appearances riding a horse. A petition has been created by students at Change.org to change the Sherando High School mascot. Sherando's warrior mascot and the accompanying Native American imagery was chosen by about 1,200 future Sherando students before the school opened in 1993. Contribute Roster Schedule. 1,409 were here. Low 19F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.. Cloudy skies this evening will become partly cloudy after midnight. There is a petition to remove the Sherando Warrior mascot due to an assumed racial issue. […] Read. What will happen is they'll get this, move to the next thing, and just keep going and going and going crying consistently about something...anything... they can find to be offended by. Coverage of Sherando High School sports including Baseball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Basketball, Wrestling, Football, Volleyball, and Field Hockey. no responses. POCATELLO — The Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 Board of Trustees landed on a new mascot for Pocatello High School Tuesday. BAND Warrior Club Face Mask Store Here's the thing, if you change it now.....give it 2-3 years and something else will be offensive and require changing. Read this Sign-Up Information first. "Sherando’s Warrior mascot mocks Native Americans and implicitly condones racial prejudice and discrimination against Native people," the petition states. Many students transfer schools to come to Sherando because of the exceptional school spirit and pride. This is a demographic you will never ever make happy no matter what you do. Updates From September; Warriors Baseball 2021. @Bryan.the.nuri That’s not it. There are many, MANY more pressing issues to which you could apply your efforts... How many Plains Indians are indigenous to Virginia? These petulant, insulated, and weak-minded children have no idea what they are protesting. So are you arguing that I am ambivalent about this? "I think that's a prime example of cultural appropriation. accounts, the history behind an article. For some members of the school community, this depiction of a Native American evokes pride and perseverance. racist or sexually-oriented language. Please log in, or sign up for a new account to continue reading. A couple of non-native Americans are offended for what they think the Native Americans should be offended for. Sherando High School has honored that heritage since its opening in 1993. Give an ear, educate them and reach common ground. There goes WARRIOR drive! Quite clearly, the mascot displays a plains Indian, rather than an Iroquois or Shawnee warrior that would properly represent and honor the people who played such an important role in our area's history. person will not be tolerated. the vast majority of Native Americans had NO problems with the name. are you offended that some students would like to change their school's mascot? How critical is this mascot to the lives of the people it represents versus the people it misrepresents? We'd love to hear eyewitness This is your third of five free articles during this 30 day period. Who promised us when we were born that we would never be offended in our lifetime? or Associate Principals: Kristine Hickey, Logan Sheppard, Karen McCoy Athletic Director: Jason Barbe Ella said the committee chose the same name as whatever the high school mascot is for financial reasons and to help bring the community together. Really think about where doing nothing will get us. 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