New Fayette County School (Frederick Douglass)

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    New Fayette County School (Frederick Douglass)

    Saw that they are looking for games for the 17-18 school year. Are they that far along that they will be playing by then. Have they hired administration and coaching staffs? Do they know their classification yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountrushmore View Post
    Saw that they are looking for games for the 17-18 school year. Are they that far along that they will be playing by then. Have they hired administration and coaching staffs? Do they know their classification yet?
    No new staff that I'm aware of. As of right now, they don't even have a school name or nickname/colors. They are in 6A but not sure which district. Doesn't Fayette County have a district-wide athletic director? I'm guessing that person is doing the scheduling.

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    The Fayette County Football Weasels.

    Colors: Powder blue, navy, brown, silver, yellow and mint green.

    Mascot: A really old guy with breathing problems and a history of being sneaky, Wheezer the Weasel!


    Any supporters? Eh? Eh? Get in on the ground level of weasel ball!

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    Just heard from someone in-the-know that the new school will play in a district with Scott County, Henry Clay, Bryan Station, and Dunbar.

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    you are correct @gchs_uk9 they will be in that district.

    They have yet to hire a principal for that school. I am seriously doubting that they have outside facilities completed for the opening as well, & if so they will be the Fayette County Travelin (insert mascot name here).

    The school will have 2 gyms, which is impressive by many standards for FCPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Utah View Post
    you are correct @gchs_uk9 they will be in that district.

    They have yet to hire a principal for that school. I am seriously doubting that they have outside facilities completed for the opening as well, & if so they will be the Fayette County Travelin (insert mascot name here).

    The school will have 2 gyms, which is impressive by many standards for FCPS.
    Any clue on school name? Everyone I've talked to still has no idea. Josh Moore from the Herald said he'd like it to be named after Mary Todd Lincoln, but I don't think that was anything more than a suggestion.

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    So far there has been no public discussion on a name/colors/mascot, etc....... Back when Dunbar was being built, I was told that the school colors & mascot were chosen by a student vote that poled kids that would be attending the school, BUT that could be not true, I wasn't around during that time.

    Not sure what, they will do this time in regards to naming/colors/mascots, hopefully if its someone from the district, they have a little aesthetic sense to them & pick a good color scheme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Utah View Post
    So far there has been no public discussion on a name/colors/mascot, etc....... Back when Dunbar was being built, I was told that the school colors & mascot were chosen by a student vote that poled kids that would be attending the school, BUT that could be not true, I wasn't around during that time.

    Not sure what, they will do this time in regards to naming/colors/mascots, hopefully if its someone from the district, they have a little aesthetic sense to them & pick a good color scheme.
    Looking at the other public schools, the only color not used is orange. I highly doubt a new school in Lexington will be orange, but who knows?! I do hope the name and mascot have at least a passing relevance to something in Fayette County.

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    My thoughts in no certain order

    Color Schemes

    Midnight Blue / Baby Blue / White
    Black / Orange / White
    Purple / Gold / White
    Forest Green / Orange / White


    Mascot Names

    Monarchs
    Royals
    Racers
    Thoroughbreds


    If anyone has any thoughts, add them onto the thread.

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    Realistically and non-sarcastically, I'd like for them to at least try to be original in the mascot.

    I think Monarchs and Thoroughbreds would be pretty good, aside from the KY State nickname.

    Monarchs with navy, white and silver I think would be great. Mainly because I'm not a fan of anything powder blue. Gross.

    Also, what schools is this drawing from? Or expected to draw from?

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    All of the high schools will shift attendance areas somewhat, but the majority of the students will come from Henry Clay & Bryan Station @thehotsnakes

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    For anyone who doesn't know, the new school is in the Hamburg Shopping Center area, just off Winchester Road. It is diagonal from the KHSAA offices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Utah View Post
    Mascot Names

    Monarchs
    Royals
    Racers
    Thoroughbreds


    If anyone has any thoughts, add them onto the thread.
    Something horse related seems like the best option, although I probably can't make a good suggestion without knowing the school name.

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    yeah, there is no timeline for a name as of now. The elementary schools that will open in the fall of 2016 were just named a few months ago, so I would say that it will be closer to the fall/winter of this year before a name is decided upon. I can almost guarantee it wont be Fayette County High School, lol.

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    You know who was a great Kentuckian and is currently buried in Lexington?

    Jim Varney.

    JVHS!

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