Roanoke County Public Schools has formally launched a new seal for the school division, effective today. The new seal, which features silhouettes of students at different stages of their education standing on an open book, is the result of nearly two years of design work.
This new seal replaces the previous seal that featured a string of abstract children in front of a globe, which had been in use for approximately 25 years.
“As our school system is well into the 21st century, we recognized our seal needed to reflect our current environment. We wanted our seal to more directly emulate who we are and where we come from. The mountains play an important role in shaping our community and our students. The students demonstrate the multiple facets and stages of learning while the book represents the core of what we are about – learning,” said Dr. Ken Nicely, superintendent of Roanoke County Public Schools.
In addition, the district adopted a new slogan, “Opportunity Ready.” The district has used this statement for several years in various communications including the annual State of the Schools address.
“Many of our students will have jobs in the future that today don’t yet exist. ‘Opportunity Ready’ means we are working to help our students be prepared and ready to take advantage of whatever opportunities come their way,” Dr. Nicely said.