In December, Stonewall Jackson Elementary officially changed its name to Mockingbird Elementary in a wave of school-name changes and statue removals that wiped many Confederate names from public areas.

Now the East Dallas elementary is soliciting suggestions for a new logo to accompany its new name, which will officially debut in July.

District leaders are not changing the mascot (a star) nor the school colors (blue and white). They want the new logo to “communicate ‘sweet, neighborhood school’ and capitalize on the strength and excellence inherent in a star mascot and the excellent learning environment the school provides.”

Logo designers should keep in mind the school’s motto, “Friendship,” and that the school is the Dallas Regional School for the Deaf, where four percent of the school is hearing impaired. The motto is usually accompanied by the sign for friendship or “I love you.”

Dallas ISD says the new logo must incorporate the new name of the school, the school colors, the star and the sign for “I love you.”

Logos are due to PTA President Nicole Tisdale at ntizz@hotmail.com by Feb. 20. Click here to see example logos and learn more about requirements and the history of the school.