School Colors, Mascot, and Phoenix Trivia Facts

The rising 6th graders voted upon options submitted by the rising 7th and 8th graders for the DHMS colors and mascot. The school colors are gold, black and red, and the mascot is the Phoenix.

The PTSA is conducting a special vote to help determine the Phoenix logo image! Please follow this link to vote by Tuesday, June 4, 2019: Rise of the Phoenix Logo Survey

For those of you who like trivia, here are a few trivia facts about the Phoenix:

  • The Phoenix is a mythological bird from Arabia.
  • The Phoenix has red and gold feathers and resembles an eagle.
  • Only ONE Phoenix can exist at a time.
  • The Phoenix lives for 500 years or more.
  • When the Phoenix is old, it builds a nest made of herbs and spices like cinnamon and myrrh.
  • The Phoenix is sacred to the Sun.
  • The Phoenix climbs into its nest when it is ready to die, and the Sun lights the nest on fire.
  • After death, the Phoenix rises from the ashes as a new Phoenix!
  • The Phoenix is also known as the firebird.
  • The Phoenix is a symbol of immortality, life after death and resurrection.