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Gretna Public Schools board chooses Griffins as mascot for Gretna East High School

Gretna Public Schools board chooses Griffins as mascot for Gretna East High School

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The Gretna School Board. Back row, from left: Mark Hauptman, Superintendent Rich Beran and Kyle Janssen. Front, from left: Rick Hollendieck, Dawn Stock, Ann Wright and David Gulizia.

The Gretna Public Schools Board of Education chose the Griffin as the mascot for its new school, Gretna East High School, at its Nov.8 meeting.

The three final choices for the mascot were the Griffins, Grizzlies and Express.

An in-depth discussion on various colors and shades thereof followed the mascot selection and gold, black and silver were chosen as the official colors for Gretna East High School.

A Griffin is a mythological creature that has the body of a lion

The Gretna East Mascot and Colors Committee — comprised of teachers, administrators, parents, students and coaches — presented the top three recommendations to the Gretna Public Schools Board of Education at its Oct. 25 meeting.

A survey distributed to stakeholders and community members in June received more than 1,500 responses. From there, the committee narrowed its choices to four, later eliminating one to present three options to the board.

The district will now complete a branding process with design firm DLR Group on what the mascot will look like.

Also at it’s Nov. 8 meting, the board:

Approved the general fund bills totaling $807,489.13, and construction fund bills totaling $4,817,377.53 for the 2018 Bond, and $7,258,425.17 for the 2020 Bond.

Discussed, considered, and took all necessary action with regard to possible approval and authorization to execute a temporary construction easement with SID 343 of Sarpy County, Nebraska.

Discussed, considered and took all necessary action with regard to possible approval and authorization to execute a permanent easement with SID 343 of Sarpy County, Nebraska.

Approved Daktronics contracts for district scoreboards at both high school fields and gymnasiums. Included with the scoreboards is a curriculum that will instruct students on how to use the equipment.

The next regular school board meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13 at the administration building, 11717 S. 216th St. The board meets the second and fourth Monday of each month.

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