Project At A Glance

    • 9/2/20: Past nickname “Raiders” removed by 8-1 School Board vote 

    • 9/2/20: Native American imagery removed by 9-0 School Board vote  

    • 9/2/20: Board tasks administration with creating a community-inclusive process to select a new nickname 

    • 1/26/21: Administration reviews plan for selecting new nickname at Board Meeting 

    • 2/4/21: 140 applications received for committee to be formed to assist with selection of new nickname  

    • 2/11/21: 40 applicants of diverse perspectives purposely selected for committee 

    • 2/18/21: First meeting of Mascot Selection and Rebranding Committee  

      • Introduction, project goals and timeline, discussion prompts for next meeting  
      • Committee was informed that the purpose of the project and committee was to select a new nickname for Radnor High School and Radnor Middle School 

    • 2/25/21: Second meeting of Mascot Selection and Rebranding Committee  

      • Discussion in break out groups, reviewed submissions survey for new nicknames 

    • 2/28/21-3/12/21: New Nickname Submissions Survey open  

      • 1,315 total submissions received 
      • 96 distinct new nickname suggestions provided 

    • 4/6/21: Third meeting of Mascot Selection and Rebranding Committee  

      • Results of new nickname submissions survey reviewed  
      • 56 eligible new nicknames submissions revealed 
      • Initial attempts to reduce 56 initial eligible nicknames to 8-10 unsuccessful  

    • 4/8/21: Fourth meeting of Mascot Selection and Rebranding Committee  

      • Continued attempts to reduce initial 56 eligible nicknames to 8-10 unsuccessful  

    • 4/13/21: Update provided at Board Government Relations & Communications Committee
       

    • 4/15/21: Fifth meeting of Mascot Selection and Rebranding Committee  

      • Continued attempts to reduce initial 56 eligible nicknames to 8-10 unsuccessful  
      • Committee informed of a Plan B for reducing nicknames options if Plan A unsuccessful
      • Committee agreed to reclaim previously discarded submission, “Just R”  
      • No Nickname, simply Radnor with an "R" as the logo became first new nickname option to move to second round   

    • 4/19/21: Sixth meeting of Mascot Selection and Rebranding Committee  

      • Meeting began with one new nickname option for focus group feedback  
      • Goal stated from committee's inception was for committee to select 8-10 for focus groups  
      • Project timeline at first committee meeting set focus group dates as April 12-27  
      • Initial plan for reducing new nicknames unsuccessful over three meetings  
      • As referenced at April 15 meeting, Plan B plan to achieve goal of at least 8 new nicknames initiated  
      • Plan B results in 7 additional new nicknames for focus group feedback:  
        • Dragons   
        • Griffins/Gryphons  
        • Hawks 
        • No Nickname, simply Radnor with "R" as the logo
        • Phoenix 
        • Rain Frogs  
        • Raptors  
        • Ruckus 

    • 4/22/21: Community/Alumni Focus Group 

    • 4/23/21: Community/Alumni Focus Group 

    • 4/27/21: 150 Public Comments Heard at Board Meeting (read morevideo)

    • 4/29/21: Previously scheduled RHS Student Focus Groups (postponed)

    • 4/30/21: Previously scheduled RHS and RMS Student Focus Groups (postponed)

    •  5/4/21: Special Board Meeting to Discuss the Rebranding Process (read more)

    • 5/11/21: Reconvening of May 4 Special Board Meeting, 6-3 Board Vote Re-Affirming Past Nickname Removal (read more)

    • Week of 5/24/21: Video Presentation on Project and New Nickname Survey Open to 8th-12th Grade Students

    • 6/2/21: Meeting of the Mascot Selection and Rebranding Committee

    • 6/3/21: Meeting of the Mascot Selection and Rebranding Commitee

      • Final Four Nicknames Move Forward for Student Voting
        • Griffins/Gryphons
        • "R" for Radnor
        • Raptors
        • Ruckus

    • 6/11/21: 8th-12th Grade Student Voting (1st Round)

    • 6/14/21: 8th-12th Grade Student Voting (2nd Round)

    • 6/18/21: Students' Choice for New RHS and RMS Nickname Revealed

    • 6/29/21: Board Approves Students' Choice of Raptors as New RHS and RMS Nickname

    • 8/10/21: Update on Raptors Logo Design Process Provided at GRCC View Presentation | Watch Video

    • 9/17/21: New Official "Raptors" and "R" Logos Revealed View Logos | Read Announcment | Watch Reveal Video