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NEWS RELEASE #62
March 6, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
WHAT: APS unveils new logo
WHEN:  6 p.m., Tuesday, March 06, 2007
WHERE:  APS Board of Education meeting, 1085 S. Peoria St., Aurora, CO.

APS UNVEILS NEW LOGO

After nearly 18 years of using the beloved ‘a’ as the district logo, Aurora Public Schools will unveil a new look to represent the district and reflect the vision and mission of VISTA 2010, its new strategic plan.  

Design students from Pickens Technical College submitted 47 logo concepts.  Over the past few weeks, more than 3,000 students, teachers and community members voted on the final three logos.

Tonight, student designer Tracy Anderson will find out that her design won the popular vote as the new look of APS.  The APS Board of Education and Superintendent John L. Barry will unveil the winning logo at the March 6 board meeting.

The new logo emphasizes motion and symbolizes students becoming leaders in a global community, while remaining firmly rooted in the traditions of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain west.

Barry and the APS Board of Education will also honor student designer finalists  Morgan Rangel and Michael McGrail for their logo entries.  

APS will phase in the new look on printed items, such as letterhead and business cards, by replacing the old logo with each new order.  Staff members will also gradually replace district signs and vehicle logos over the next few years.  The goal is minimize cost and phase this into normal replacements that occur over time. 

**Attn: News desks/reporters/photographers—Interviews are available with student designers and APS staff members.  High resolution logo image available upon request, please include size and color requirements. 

Contact:
Melissa Reeves, APS Communication Specialist, #303-344-8060 ext. 28015

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Communication Services

Georgia Durán, Director
303-344-8060, ext. 28015
FAX: 303-326-1939
e-mail: grduran@aps.k12.co.us
http://www.aps.k12.co.us/communications

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