A school gym’s scoreboard doesn’t have to be used exclusively for sporting events. An orchestra’s performance at La Follette High School in Madison, Wisconsin, proved just that during the String Festival this year.
Funding is a precious commodity for schools. In Utica, Nebraska, Centennial High School was in the market for new scoreboards indoor and out, but would they be able to secure enough sponsors to fund the full project? The answer was a resounding “yes.” The football team won the state championship for the first time, and people jumped at the opportunity to sponsor the new equipment.
When you expand the use of your display to students behind the scenes, you are able to give them first-hand experience for potential job opportunities. By working with Daktronics equipment, they are operating the same control system that is used at the college and professional level, making a step into a career that much easier. Steve Ackermann discusses his experience in event production on different school campuses and the opportunities he has seen within the industry.
When high schools purchase a video display, they can choose to raise the funds needed through sponsors in the community. With the right plan, those funds can exceed the cost of the display and start bringing money in for the school to fund additional needs.
In the 3 years since the install of their video display, things have been busy at Eau Claire North High School in Wisconsin. Joe Eisenhuth, Assistant Principal and Athletic Director and Jan Bowe, Technical Education Teacher at Eau Claire filled us in on what’s new with their video display and student crew.
Why do 70% of schools and colleges install digital signage systems?
Schools constantly communicate with students, teachers and the community. It’s easy to publish effective messages on a digital system, from the day’s cafeteria menu to emergency announcements.
2018 has faded away and the New Year is upon us. However, the celebration’s not over just yet at Daktronics. While we won’t be shooting off fireworks, we are toasting a new round of products and capabilities we are introducing to the market in 2019.