Community has until Sept. 8 to vote
By Ben Rodgers
The Manawa School District is accepting input until Sept. 8 from community members on a new logo.
Ten different logos and a link to the survey are available online at www.manawaschools.org/logo-rebranding.cfm.
“The entire district community takes great pride in the School District of Manawa and all that the district represents. For this reason, it is important that students, families, community members, and alumnus have an opportunity to offer feedback in the form of comments on the updating of the Manawa Wolf,” said Dr. Melanie Oppor, district administrator in an email.
The results from this survey will then be brought before the students who will make the final choice.
“The Logo Committee will review the public feedback. This input will be used to narrow the field of choices and further refine the two to three top choices in logo design.” Oppor said. “Finally, secondary students will be given an opportunity to vote for the logo of their choice from among the community’s finalists. This process should be completed around Sept. 15. It is hoped that the new banner could be in place by homecoming for the big reveal.”
The district used a website called Logo Tournament to have competing graphic designers design a logo based on guidelines.
The new logo will be featured prominently on the district’s new website.
It will also be featured on a banner in the gym, as the Central Wisconsin Conference has realigned and the teams listed no longer face to Wolves.
“All CWC North Division schools need to order new banners this fall. District officials were asked which wolf should be prominently displayed in all the CWC North Division school gymnasiums,” Oppor said. “This brought about lengthy and complicated discussions about which ‘wolf’ really is the ‘Manawa Wolf.’ Across the district, many wolf images can be seen as was demonstrated in a short PowerPoint presentation at the August Board of Education meeting. Additionally, the various images used by the district are not of a quality that make them easy to resize for a broad array of purposes like banners, letterhead, yearbooks and more.”