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  • Sept. 17, 2021: New Official "Raptors" and "R" Logos Revealed

    Radnor High School and Radnor Middle School are proud to unveil the new official “Radnor Raptors” bird of prey logo as well as an official standalone “R” logo inspired by the design of the “R” logo currently used by many school teams and groups. View the new official logos here. View the logo reveal video here. View the full annoucement here.


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About the Mascot Selection and Rebranding Project

  • The Mascot Selection and Rebranding Project was the result of a Sept. 2, 2020 vote by the RTSD School Board to remove Radnor High School's past nickname/mascot, "Raiders," and all related Native American imagery from the district.

    The purpose of the project was "To select a new nickname/logo for Radnor High School, which will also be adopted by Radnor Middle School."

    At its June 29, 2021 business meeting, the School Board approved the new nickname for RHS and RMS, "Raptors," following the nickname's selection by students in grades 8-12 through two rounds of surveys.

Mascot Selection & Rebranding Committee

  • The purpose of the the Mascot Selection and Rebranding Committee is to select a new nickname/logo for Radnor High School, which will be adopted by Radnor Middle School.

    The Mascot Selection and Rebranding Committee is diverse in composition as well as in individuals’ perspectives. It will synthesize information gathered from outside sources such as stakeholder and student surveys, focus groups, Radnor archives and other historical references, and external branding and design experts, among other relevant data.

    The Mascot Selection and Rebranding Committee will work collaboratively and civilly to put forth 2-3 options for a new nickname and logo for a final student vote based on balanced research, analysis, and adherence to the project's six guiding principles.

    Click here to view a full list of the community members selected for the Mascot Selection & Rebranding Committee following an application process.

    Note: Additional opportunities for feedback will be provided to the RTSD community beyond participation on the Mascot Selection and Rebranding Task Force, including a Community and Staff Survey, Focus Groups and Student Vote.

Core Task Force

  • The core administrative task force will lead the stakeholder Mascot Selection Committee in completing the necessary research and information-gathering to put forth well-considered name and mascot options for a vote by students and ultimately Board approval and district adoption.

    • Dan Bechtold, RTSD Director of Secondary Teaching & Learning, Co-Chair
    • Michael Petitti, RTSD Director of Communications, Co-Chair
    • Bill Dolan, RTSD Director of Operations
    • Mike Friel, RHS Athletic Director
    • Allison Gangl, RTSD Communications Assistant, Committee Secretary
    • PT Kevgas, RHS Principal
    • Anthony Stevenson, RES Principal, RTSD Equity Officer
    • David Wiedlich, RMS Principal

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Guiding Principles

  • The new RHS and RMS nickname/logo must:

    • Align with school colors of maroon and white and translate to identifiable branding 
    • Exude positive qualities 
    • Promote school pride and generate excitement 
    • Honor Radnor history and traditions 
    • Reflect the values and standards of RTSD (click here)
    • Represent all stakeholders