Victoria ISD, with the help of community input, has selected the district’s brand new official ampersand logo representing students finding their ‘And’.

The district sought out the public’s opinion through a poll in the School Matter’s e-newsletter, put out Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 2:30 p.m. The poll ended Thursday, Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. 

Out of five logos, one was selected as the district’s brand new official ampersand logo.

The logo has great value to the district and its students. It is the district’s goal to have 100% of its students each year having found their ‘And’, meaning they will leave high school prepared for a successful launch into career, military, college, and life in order to be contributing members of society.

The ampersand reflects a key Finding of VISD students Finding their ‘And’ in the District Strategic Plan. 

Key Findings in the District Strategic Plan are goals captured by the VISD Strategic Planning Committee, which included the VISD Board of Trustees, administration, key community leaders, teachers, students, and parents. For students, finding their ‘And’ has many directions, including:

  • Through multiple opportunities of exposure, experience, and pursuit all students will explore pathways for learning through project-based, traditional, and technology-rich learning experiences and will engage in additional opportunities for advanced learning.

  • Through flexible and fluid career-focused pathways students will have the opportunities to pursue training and career-focused courses. 

  • Academic and technical skills will be integrated throughout all learning opportunities.

  • Innovation will occur at the middle school level by providing choices for students to engage in traditional, technology-rich, project-based learning, or STEM learning environments. 

  • Ensure students will have the opportunities to develop life skills such as but not limited to financial literacy, communication, collaboration, negotiation, and creativity.

  • Through learning experiences, students will develop responsibility and ownership for themselves and others. 

At graduation each year, the district envisions families and friends looking down and seeing every single student has found their ‘And’, denoted by the official ampersand logo on their mortarboard.

VISD would like to thank all of those who voted on their choice for a new logo.