HOME OF THE GRIFFINS
We are incredibly excited to announce the arrival of the Griffin
as the official mascot of FASPS.
This marks a significant milestone in our school's growth, coinciding with the launch of a new building project and the ever-increasing momentum of our athletic program. After years of operating without a designated mascot, save for a brief stint with an unofficial musketeer mascot that failed to gain traction, we recognized the need for a symbol that truly represented our exceptional community. We needed a unifying emblem, a rallying point, and in 2019, a dedicated mascot committee was formed.
Comprising a group of passionate parents, faculty, and staff, this committee devoted countless hours to researching and brainstorming various mascot options. However, the unforeseen arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted our mascot search, putting it on an unfortunate hold. Yet, this year, we've decided to revive this pursuit and finally make the mascot a reality.
The Griffin, or "Griffon" in French, was ultimately chosen for several compelling reasons. This ancient mythical creature boasts the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle, representing a powerful and majestic amalgamation of the "king of beasts" and the "king of the air."
The Griffin symbolizes the union of two potent animals, resulting in a creature that is greater than the sum of its parts. This choice symbolizes our school's essence, blending two rich traditions into something formidable and one-of-a-kind.
Lions have long been an important symbol in France, while the bald eagle is the emblem of the United States. Just as the Griffin merges these two diverse animals, FASPS derives its strength from our community's cultural diversity and agility. Griffins are renowned for their loyalty, fierceness, nobility, steadfastness, strength, and virtue, making them an ideal representation of our core values, emphasizing strength, courage, and leadership throughout history.
For the launch, we developed three looks for our Griffin.
The first is the ‘Baby Griffin’ to represent our youngest students in Matérnelle who are just starting to spread their wings and find their voices.
The second Griffin is a bit more grown-up. Friendly, strong, majestic, and proud representing all of our incredible students, faculty, and staff.
The third Griffin was designed to be used by our athletics department to represent the strength, power, tenacity, and determination that fuel our incredible athletes.
It is with great enthusiasm that we officially declare,
'Welcome to FASPS, Home of the Griffins!'
Allez les Griffons!