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Why a skylark?

Although it lacks any kind of "Intimidation Factor" typically associated with most school icons or mascots, we love our skylark. It is an incredibly agile and unassuming bird that is the only flying creature to "Sing on-wing". Most birds can only call or whistle while they are soaring, but the Skylark is the king of creatives. He is alive and soaring, thriving, and singing a unique song with every flap of his wings.

What better mascot could we have picked?

 

Our School Song

"Hail to thee blithe spirit! Bird thou never wert, that from heav'n or near it pourest thy full heart in profuse strains of unpremeditated art.

Higher still and higher, from the earth thou springest, like a cloud of fire; the blue deep thou wingest, and singing, still doth soar and soaring ever singest.

In the golden lightning of the sunken sun, o'er which clouds are brightning, thou dost float and run: like an unbodied joy whose race is just begun.

Higher still and higher, from the earth thou springest, like a cloud of fire; the blue deep thou wingest, and singing, still doth soar and soaring ever singest."

-Adadpted and arranged from Percy Bysshe Shelley's "To a Skylark" by Mark Hierholzer - 2004