With the new site under construction, it is only appropriate that Highline would update its logo to reflect the massive change that the school will be going through. Through community suggestions and surveys, the school was able to commission several logo prototypes. Teachers are the first to see them and so it was a perfect opportunity to get their opinions on the logos before the final decision is made.
Ms.Tessandore, alumni and current biology teacher here at Highline, was quite happy with how the logo prototypes turned out . She is a fan of the drafts and think that it had significance within Highline’s history, she considered the new logos to reflect those significance as well.
Mr. Ruby, current social studies teacher, felt neutral about the logos as he doesn’t get motivated by logos, but he considers them fine as logos. As to how well the logo represents Highline, he said. “Debatable, there’s no real diversity that comes out of that logo.” But he added later on. “Of course, how do you represent diversity in a really authentic way, on a tiny little logo.” Finally, his conclusion was that it doesn’t represent the school’s community but it does represent its mascot.
Ms.Flesher, current literature and 12th grade AVID teacher here at Highline, liked the logos a lot. “I think it generates excitement about what our school can be.” She said about her opinion on the drafts. As to how she felt about the logos representing Highline she commented. “I love the idea… It's like this collective structure that we’re all in together, I love the idea translating to Highline High School.” she ended with. “I definitely think it’s a more inclusive logo than we’ve had in the past.”
To conclude, the teachers had a neutral to positive reaction to the drafts, they are hopeful to see how they will evolve to the final design. This is only the drafts, as many new ones have come out since the start of this story, we will update you once the final design has been chosen.