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Eagle Dedication/Indian Retirement

Upon extensive research, discussion and reflection, thoughtful community input and by listening and learning, the West Irondequoit Board of Education re-evaluated the District's traditions and intentions and, in light of new understanding, advocated making the necessary sacrifices for the greater good.  On August 23, 2001, the Board unanimously voted to respectfully retire the name "Indians" for district athletic teams as well as all associated images and uses associated with the name, beginning in the 2002-2003 school year.

Here are some of the items associated with the transition.

Introduction of the New Mascot Costume 2006-07 school year
2003 Yearbook page
Where Eagles Fly
Messenger Post Newspaper article - May 6, 2002
Press release - March 1, 2002
Article from the District Newsletter "The Quote" - January 2002
An overview of the decision and rationale leading to the name selection process
Dr. Wachter's presentation to the Board August 16, 2001
NYSED Commissioner Richard Mills directive regarding mascots - April 5, 2001