Final recommendations for Suchma’s imagery were presented to the board by Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education Debbie Phillips. Phillips said the choices were narrowed down following a community survey of about 250 families, resulting in the selection of the Eagles as mascot and red, white and blue as campus colors. The Eagles moniker was picked over other popular mascot choices, including tigers, lions, egrets and bears. The runner-up for mascot was sharks.
“We feel this is important because the Suchma family have been such loyal supporters of the Oak Ridge feeder [zone],” Phillips said at the board’s March 19 regular meeting. “Suchma is our newest Oak Ridge [High School] feeder school, and we want to bring a little eagle home to roost.”
David and Sheree Suchma, longtime CISD educators and the new school’s namesakes, were both in attendance for the unveiling of the mascot and colors.
Suchma Elementary is being built at 10261 Harper’s School Road, Conroe, and will open this August to around 850 students in kindergarten through sixth grade.