According to a released statement, here are the particulars of the design.
A stylized mountain represents Pikes Peak, which has been included in previous logos.
Two letter “i”s in the word “District” have been replaced with the numeral one, in reference to the district working toward its slogan of being “The Best District to Learn, Work and Lead.”
The number “49″ contains a sweeping element designed to represent a path and the educational journey that parents and faculty walk with students.
D-49 also is developing “49 Pathways,” in preparation for new graduation guidelines coming down the pike. D-49 is emphasizing its flexibility and innovation in providing students with the opportunity to earn college credits while in high school, providing various “blended learning” environments with online and in-class choices and expanding career and technical education programs.
The green mountain and the word “District” reference the new growth the students and staff experience on their journey of learning. Green also speaks to growth that continues on the Eastern plains, where D-49 schools are located.
The gradation in color conveys” fun and vitality in the orange to optimism, creative thought, prosperity and energy in the gold.”