The Hornets have gone digital! HHES recently replaced its old reader board with a new electronic sign. The upgrade has generated a lot of compliments as well as a few concerns.
The Hornets have gone digital! On Thursday, Jan. 26 HHES replaced its old reader board with a new electronic sign that will enable the school to communicate multiple announcements and reminders to families - and quickly update them on a daily basis.
Superintendent Steve Marshall is excited about the addition of the sign. “It shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of our biggest challenges is also one of our biggest commitments: We are always on the lookout for new and better ways to communicate and engage with our families and community. This sign is a big step up for HHES and the district,” said Marshall. HHES Principal Josh Robertson agrees. “The sign is a big upgrade from our reader board. It is incredibly versatile and will enable us to convey a lot of information in creative ways,” adds Robertson. All three HSD schools now have electronic signs.
The electronic reader board has generated a lot of compliments ... as well as a few concerns. The upside: This sign enables the school to celebrate achievements, advertise events, and communicate multiple messages to the HHES community via a constant "scroll." The downside: When the sign was initially installed it started on its highest brightness setting and was on throughout the night. Since then, the school has been able to dim the graphics and put it on a schedule. Messages will appear daily from 7 am to 8 pm. The sign will be turned off at night.
We thank our HHES neighbors for their patience during this transition. We also want to thank our incredible PWT and generous donors who made the purchase of this sign possible.