SWS Mascot Convention

Now that our school extends to 5th grade, we are eligible to have sports teams.  For the first time in SWS history, we need a mascot!

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The 5th graders have thought hard about which animals should be candidates for the mascot, and why.  The children and teachers are deciding, together as a school, what animal will represent our whole community.

Today the 1st-5th graders participated in a process to choose candidates for the new SWS mascot.  Each homeroom decided as a group whether they would like to be a part of the Animals Party or the Bugs & Other Things Party.  Each party hosted their own convention simultaneously, one in the multipurpose room and one in the cafeteria.

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After determining how many eligible voters were present, 5th grade teams pitched their ideas for a mascot, sharing a poster and a campaign speech they had prepared.

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From there, each party had one minute to talk to the others around them to persuade the others around them to vote with them.

The Bugs & Other Things Party was a civilized group, calmly reporting their preferences.

The Animals Party was a little more raucous.  🙂

In the end, the Animals Party chose the Golden Shepherd as their candidate for SWS Mascot, and the Bugs & Other Things Party chose the Monarch Butterfly as theirs.  The election will be held the same day as the Presidential Election, on Tuesday, November 8th.

 

 

 

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