Rivercrest ISD on Wednesday said they will change their fight song and paint over the Confederate Solider in the high school gym amidst current events locally and across the globe.
“The recent events that have transpired locally and across the world have resulted in a sincere reflection of the symbols we use at Rivercrest ISD and what they represent to our community and neighboring communities,” said the school in an online statement.
“Rivercrest is a place where our communities come together to learn, to compete, to fellowship, and to celebrate, and it should be a place where every person feels welcome and included. If there are symbols that possibly keep anyone from feeling that they are not included at our school, we should examine changing them.”
Several years ago Rivercrest stopped using the Confederate flag, and colors, to cut symbolic ties to that era and presently they are in the process of changing its fight song, as well as, painting over the image of the Confederate soldier in the high school gym.
“Our goal is to separate ourselves from any confederate symbolism that could be considered offensive to anyone who comes to our school, and to create an atmosphere of acceptance, respect, and love for everyone.”