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New Colors, New Mascot in 2020-21 for White Oak Middle School

New Colors, New Mascot in 2020-21 for White Oak Middle School

White Oak Middle School has a fresh new look for the 2020-21 school year.  White Oak will start the year with new school colors, a new mascot, and new logos as part of a middle school rebranding initiative in New Caney ISD that includes a change for Woodridge Forest Middle School this year as well and will continue in the 2021-22 school year for Keefer Crossing Middle School and New Caney Middle School.

White Oak Middle School will now be the home of the Warriors. Gold, Black, and White are the school’s new official colors.

"This is a very exciting time," White Oak Principal Everett Simons said.  "Students and staff have been looking forward to the mascot change. The White Oak Warriors will continue our RISE to greater levels!"

The changes in color scheme and mascot come as the district continues to grow in student enrollment, and the construction of a third comprehensive high school is scheduled to be complete in 2022. To help drive school pride as the district grows, each middle school will have its own brand identity separate from high school colors and logos.

“We think it’s important that our middle schools develop individual brands as the district continues to grow,” Superintendent Kenn Franklin said. “In the interest of being efficient in the long term and allowing our schools to maintain consistent identities during our growth period, this is a good time to make these updates.”

The branding changes were part of a process that included a committee of students, parents, and staff. The committee was charged with identifying several options. Upon approval, the school’s faculty and staff members, 6th and 7th grade students, as well as 5th grade students zoned to White Oak Middle School were invited to vote from among the approved options.

“This was a comprehensive process that incorporated input from students, parents, staff, and the Board of Trustees,” Franklin said. “Our hope is that a fresh new look will build excitement and pride among students, faculty, and alumni, and the greater New Caney ISD community.”