Students Select New Mascot for Justice High School
J.E.B. Stuart High School Principal Penny Gros announced today that students have selected “Wolves” as the new mascot for Justice High School, when the name goes into effect on July 1, 2018. All current J.E.B. Stuart High students, along with rising ninth graders in the Stuart pyramid, were eligible to participate in the selection process. J.E.B. Stuart High School is a Fairfax County public school.
At the direction of the School Board, Fairfax County Public Schools has been collecting donations to defray the costs of the name change. To date, citizen led efforts have generated more than $43,000 in donations. Donations can be made online. Funds raised in excess of the actual costs of renaming will be used to support student programs and services at the school.
“I am excited to see students are engaged in the transformation of their school,” said Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand. “J.E.B. Stuart High has been flourishing under the current school staff, students, and parents including achieving full state accreditation. This school and community will ensure that the first class of “Wolves” at Justice High School are role models for future generations.”
On July 27, 2017, The Fairfax County School Board confirmed that there was a compelling need to change the name of J.E.B. Stuart High School. Superintendent Brabrand then implemented a process per FCPS regulation 8170.7 to determine a recommendation for the new name that included a community meeting to solicit suggestions and an advisory vote by households within the school’s attendance area. The School Board voted on October 26, 2017, to rename the school Justice High School.
For more information, contact the FCPS Office of Communication and Community Relations at 571-423-1200.