Logo and Mascot
The Story Behind Our School Mascot
One week after Newark Charter School opened its doors, we experienced the national tragedy of terrorist attacks in our country. In the days and months following 9-11, we experienced unprecedented patriotism throughout our nation and in our community. It is fitting, therefore, that the students of the Newark Charter School selected “The Patriots” as the school’s mascot. Close behind in the voting was “The Eagle”. Graphic designer, Mark Deshon, the same man who designed our school logo, came up with the perfect mascot design to incorporate both the Patriot and the Eagle.
The Patriot mascot will remind us of our school’s first year even after all of our current students have graduated,” said School Director, Gregory Meece. “It also reminds me of the fact that charter schools like ours are fighting for their own independence. The determined look of the eagle is a good representation of our determination to excel as a school,” he said.
The Meaning of Our Logo
The Newark Charter School logo symbolizes our aspirations for our children and their school. The left branch of the symbol, the flame, stands for knowledge. The right branch, the leaf, stands for the intellectual, social, ethical and physical growth of our students. The center symbol, the diamond, stands for our uniqueness in Delaware (The Diamond State) and the quality of our programs and people.
A special thanks to Mark Deshon of Deshon & Associates Graphic Design for this inspired logo design.
Newark Charter High School students wear the shield on their uniforms and the athletic teams use the Patriot logo on athletic uniforms and spiritwear.