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“Accelerati Incredibilus” is the scientific
name for the new River Elm School mascot.
On June 14, an assembly was held for the
unveiling of the school’s speedy new mascot, the River Elm Road Runner. The
brisk bird is freshly painted on two walls of River Elm’s gymnasium.
“The Road Runner we had originally was just
outdated, so we decided to do a new mascot,” said River Elm principal Rosanne
“After surveying the community, it was
decided we wanted to stay with the River Elm Road Runner, and one our parents
from our parent advisory group had connections with an artist who helped design
Once the Road Runner was revealed, each
student received a t-shirt featuring the River Elm Road Runner. Ashley told the
students to wear their shirts to school on June 29 for River Elm’s blast-off to
Ashley said there are plans for the River
Elm Roadrunner to pop up all over the school.
“We hope that next year we can get him
painted throughout the building, reading a book, doing math, doing science.
We’ll place him strategically throughout our building,” Ashley said.
After the assembly, River Elm held an open
house for parents and caregivers to see the school’s new mascot.