Pocatello High School Indians Mascot

District 25 releases replacement options for Indians mascot

Idaho State Journal
10/25/2020

POCATELLO — The community now has nine options to consider to replace the Indians as the official mascot of Pocatello High School.

The Pocatello-Chubbuck School District 25 Board of Trustees will discuss the options during a Nov. 10 work session and is expected to take action on a new mascot on Nov. 17.

The committee created an advisory survey — tinyurl.com/SD25-PHS-Mascot — to accept feedback on the short list of options from students, staff, alumni and the community at large.

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Letter: Thank you, Lisa Delonas

Letters to Editor
Idaho State Journal

10-27-2020

I'd like to thank Lisa Delonas for being a positive advocate for Pocatello High School students and our greater community. As a PHS neighbor and a parent of two future PHS students, I am thankful to her for seeking a positive mascot (or logo, if you want to split hairs) for the school, one that doesn't rely on a caricature of an entire group of people.

I am proud that my children will attend PHS and I cannot wait for her to be their principal and their high school memories to center something fun, like a mountain lion, a bison, a mustang. High school memories should never supplant the rights and dignity of people and I see a lot of people blaming her for a change that, by absolutely any real metric, should have happened decades ago

So thank you, Principal Delonas, and keep making Pocatello a place for everyone.

You're just spam

Idaho State Journal

10/24/2020
Steven McCurdy

A few local residents have referred to Pocatello citizens opinions expressed thru the Save Pocatello Indian Petition as spam. And that is exactly how SD25 is treating you. Here is why. More

 

Behind Closed Doors

Idaho State Journal

10-24-2020
The more I find out about the process of the name change of the Indian logo for Pocatello High School the more disgusted I become with the actions of the School District administrators, board members and especially Pocatello principal, Lisa Delonas. More

Pocatello High School wants input on nine possibilities for new mascot

Source: KPVI

10-20-2020

Pocatello High School is moving forward with the process of selecting a new mascot.

An advisory survey has been created by a committee made up of alumni, parents, school staff and community members. The committee will use the results of this survey to determine their final recommendation to the Board of Trustees on Nov 10, 2020.

Those taking the survey can choose their top 3 preferences of a new mascot for Pocatello High School. The choices are:
Pocatello Bison, Pocatello Eagles, Pocatello Falcons, Pocatello Mountain Lions, Pocatello Mustangs, Pocatello Phantoms, Pocatello Wolves, Pocatello Stampede and Pocatello Thunder.

The survey can be found at https://forms.gle/FX7q47ArrguSZN7F6

Pocatello High School wants input on nine possibilities for new mascot

KPVI

10-20-2020

Pocatello High School is moving forward with the process of selecting a new mascot.

A committee made up of alumni, parents, school staff and community members looked through 185 submissions and narrowed it down to nine possibilities.

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Pocatello High School moves forward with new mascot selection

Idaho State Journal

10-20-2020

POCATELLO — Pocatello High School is moving forward with the selection of a new mascot. The selection process was initiated following a vote to retire the school’s Indian mascot by the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 Board of Trustees on September 15. Submissions were accepted from September 17 through October 16. More

Decades of research supports mascot change

Idaho State Journal

10-17-2020

“As professionals, we are bound to recognize and implement the most current and relevant research in order to provide the best education and the best educational environment for our students.”

I made the above statement in my address at a school board meeting on Sept. 15.

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Lisa Delonas

Opposition to Pocatello High School Indians mascot change mounting

Idaho State Journal

10-09-2020

Though the Pocatello-Chubbuck School District 25 Board of Trustees has voted to retire the Pocatello High School Indians mascot effective June 2021, opposition to its departure is mounting. More

Pocatello High School Indians Mascot

The History and background of the Pocatello High School Indians Mascot begins in baseball.

Idaho State Journal

Editor’s Note

This is the first article in a four-part series on the history and origins of the Pocatello High School Indians mascot. 

History of Indians mascot is tied to baseball

Recently a question has resurfaced concerning Pocatello High School’s tradition of using the name “The Indians.” Such monikers provide a sense of group identity and belonging that is hard to define, but deeply felt. So the words “history” and “tradition” play a large part in the discussions. More

History and background of the Pocatello High School mascot

Idaho State Journal

Editor’s Note

This is the second article in a four-part series.

The man behind the PHS Indians name

The man behind the Pocatello Indians baseball club of 1900 was a local celebrity named Billy Trapp. Billy first appeared in Hailey, Challis, and Clayton in the 1880s as an amicable gambler, saloon owner, and musician. He eventually moved to Pocatello where his reputation grew. Billy loved horse racing, loved women and loved baseball. More

The original Pocatello school built in 1892 that would become Pocatello High School, but in the beginning they were not "the Indians." The "Pocatello Indians" was a private baseball club.

History and background of the Pocatello High School mascot

Idaho State Journal

Editor’s Note

This is the third article in a four-part series. 

Pocatello High becomes home of the Indians

Pocatello did not stay small for long — 1903 was the land rush and the city boomed. As early as 1907 Pocatello High School had enough students to field sports teams in baseball and football. More

Pocatello High School Mascot

The Medicine Men Club page from the 1935 Pocatello High School yearbook. Advisor Wayne Whitlow is on the far right holding a bow.

 

History and background of the Pocatello High School mascot

Idaho State Journal

Editor’s Note

This is the fourth article in a four-part series .

Pocatello High School once again makes local history with mascot retirement

In 1946, the Pocatello High School yearbook had something new on its cover — a cartoon of an Indian with a mohawk and spear. The cartoon theme continues throughout the book. The Medicine Men are apparently gone, but the cheer club continues the tradition of wearing headdresses. Beneath their photo in large text reads, “Youuuu Redskins, Fight!!” More

 

Pocatello High School Sign

 

D. 25 trustees open to more discussion on proposed PHS Indians mascot retirement 

Idaho State Journal

9-11-2020
POCATELLO — The Pocatello-Chubbuck School District 25 Board of Trustees will have the opportunity Tuesday night to take action on a proposal to retire the Indian as Pocatello High School’s mascot. More

It's time to retire the Indians mascot

Idaho State Journal

9-11-2020
I would like to take a moment to share a few of my thoughts regarding Pocatello High School’s mascot. More

On June 13, 2016 the Idaho State Journal published this article

According to school Principal Lisa Delonas, the company will refurbish the sign — paint and fix rust spots, build a cabinet around the sign and add neon lights so the sign can shine again.

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Records show Tribes' wavering support of PHS Indians mascot

Idaho State Journal

9-15-2020
POCATELLO — The stance of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes on Pocatello High School’s use of the Indians moniker and mascot has been one of both support and opposition over the years. More

School District 25 board votes in favor of retiring Pocatello High School Indians mascot

Idaho State Journal

9-17-2020
POCATELLO — It was standing room only during the Pocatello-Chubbuck School District 25 Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday evening, which ushered in the end of a century-plus-long run for the Pocatello High School Indians mascot. More

Pocatello High School Retires 'Indians' Mascot

Boise Weekly

For more than 100 years, Pocatello High School's mascot was the Indians. That century ended on Sept. 15, when the Pocatello-Chubbuck School District 25 Board of Trustees voted 5-1 in favor of retiring that mascot, the Idaho State Journal reports.

INDIANS NO MORE

Idaho State Journal

To say that I was disappointed in the Pocatello/Chubbuck school board’s decision to retire the mascot “Indian” of Pocatello High School would be a huge understatement. But there are some pertinent facts and statements that need to be pointed out to the public. More