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School for Creative Studies celebrates official grand opening

A sea of students clad in neon green t-shirts and smiling faces welcomed visitors and escorted guests on personalized tours of the School for Creative Studies on Tuesday.  The students and staff celebrated the official grand-opening of the school with a special ceremony held in the school’s media center.

School principal Renee Price spoke on behalf of the staff and thanked DPS officials and community partners who contributed to the planning, design and conceptualization of the school.  Ms. Price also recited her commitment as a stakeholder in the school and symbolized her commitment with planting a stake in a wood-carved logo of the school.  Superintendent Dr. Eric J. Becoats, School Board Chair Heidi Carter, Julie Spencer, area superintendent of middle schools; Jim Key, area superintendent of high schools; and parents Ebony Sneed and Kelly Hammer also stated their commitments to the school along with students Albert Satterfield (6th grade), Tate Sennett (7th grade) and Diana Ramirez (9th grade).

The highlight of the ceremony was the unveiling of SCS’s mascot - the Gryphon.  Described as a “winged bird with an eagle-like head and body of a lion”, Principal Price says the students chose the Gryphon because it symbolized the uniqueness and “out-the-box” approach that is reminiscent of the SCS student body and faculty.