Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Getting serious, again, with the school name game

Time to think about school names and mascots.

Pittsburgh Public School is starting a new high school. It opens, sorta, again, in the fall of 2009 and is going to be dedicated to the I.B. concepts. This I.B. style is short for International Baccalaureate.

We've been calling the school, "I.B. High."

Let's name at school: Pittsburgh International, Junior and Senior High School. The short name, PI High.

The mascot: The Olympians.

Now taking the court, Pi High Olympians of Pittsburgh.

This school comes from, in part, Schenley and its Spartan tradition. The Spartans were Greek. Same too the Olympians. I think the Olympian name does some justice to the Spartan tradition. They can be brothers.

Of course, the logo should not be the five interlocking rings as shown in the trademarked design of the International Olympic Committee. But, that is for another discussion on another day.


Anonymous said...

It seems like they are calling it "IB World." "Baccalaureate" probably has to be in the name somewhere but it would be nice to drop the "World" part.

Mark Rauterkus said...

Baccalaureate is Bullshitreate to too many. I can't even spell the blasted word. If that is in the title -- they need their head examined.