Back in fall 2016, students and teachers got together to think of new ideas for the Academy’s new logo. It was a whole-school effort, and we’re pleased as punch with the finished product!
It all happened on one dark and stormy afternoon after returning from a wet and windy field trip. Students and teachers warmed up with a cup of hot chocolate to get the creative juices flowing, and armed with a whiteboard and a pen, we went to work suggesting and sharing ideas for the Buffalo Academy of Scholars’ new logo.
To have a coat of arms or not to have a coat of arms? That was the question. A plethora of animal mascot suggestions were advocated, analyzed and abandoned. Eventually, the mighty fox was the victor and made it to mascot status, and “Yes, let’s have a coat of arms,” was the answer to the question, it turns out. What with the lights flickering and the rain tapping at the window, the birth of the new logo was like the infamous creation scene in the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. In fact, we were so thrilled when we settled on a draft of the logo, we almost felt like yelling ‘It’s alive!’, like Doctor Frankenstein himself. Yep…we got a little carried away. Nevertheless, we are proud of what we created as a team!
With Social Studies teacher Mrs. Magliocca’s knowledge of coats of arms at our disposal, we have designed the logo so that everything has a meaning. Here’s a quick run-down:
The fox: signifies one who uses wisdom and wit in his own defense, and one who is strategic and resourceful.
The color gold: wisdom.
The color red: strength and confidence.
Ultimately, we have an image that represents the school’s values of resourcefulness, wisdom and strength. We hope you like it as much as we do.