2012 Spring Celebration Mascot Launch

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Throughout human history, originating in the Orient, the dragon is regarded as master of all of the elements of nature. The sinuous dragon can take many forms and can be victorious in any circumstance. These traits symbolize the mission of Discovery Time School: to prepare students for real life; to arm them with the tools of success; to encourage them to use their inherent and individual gifts to find fulfillment and knowledge. Why did we choose a Dragon? And “DT Dragons” sounds so much cooler than “DT Badgers!”

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Dragon Meaning in European Mythology… In addition to Chinese dragons, there are nearly limitless tales of dragons in European mythology. Interestingly, the word dragon derives from two separate Greek words. One word means “a huge serpent or snake” and the other means “I see clearly”.

In this context, dragons can be thought to symbolize the ability to see the “big picture” as well as the ability to see far off danger or future circumstances.: 

In this context, dragons can be thought to symbolize the ability to see the “big picture” as well as the ability to see far off danger or future circumstances. Dragons in European tradition have wings, allowing them to soar freely & giving them a perspective that encompasses the huge panorama below.

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At Discovery Time, we can see the "far off danger" of cramming children into standardized environments, of living in fear, of micro-managing their every behavior. The dragon will remind us to stay focused on what is really important--the health and happiness of our students--not arbitrary test scores or meaningless letter grades. It will remind us to look around at our world and offer something better… simply because we can.

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Dragon Symbolism and Nature In many cultures, dragons are viewed as representing the primal forces in nature and the universe. To Discovery Time, this trait represents our role in the community. It is our hope that, in demonstrating that there is a better way to educate our children, other schools will follow our lead so that every child can be successful in school and in life.

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The Dragon in World Culture… Toddler Program Dragons have captured the imagination of humankind for millennia.

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They are one of the most complex and universal symbols on earth. Their popularity in contemporary literature and films seems to assure their ongoing place in the imagination of people around the world.

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A Promise... We will always immerse our students in the world because practical experience enriches understanding--they learn by doing. We will always have laughter and joy in our classrooms because a healthy and positive environment motivates children to strive and achieve. Preschool & Pre-K

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Dragons are Timeless! The Discovery Time Dragon will give us the courage to carry on... to become a part of history through the legacy of our children. Crescat scientia vita excolatur--Let knowledge grow; let life be enriched

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ROAR!!!

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Our most humble thanks to our Mascot Artist, Mr. Tim Harding