ARCANUM – Arcanum-Butlers Schools, home of the Trojans have a new digital sign leading to the campus when coming off North Main Street leading back to the school.
The original digital sign on N. Main was part of the new school that opened in 2011. With the electronics failing, needing replacement, and replacement parts no longer in production for the existing sign, the administration and school board put a plan into motion.
“We had to make a decision on what we wanted to do so the board over the last couple of years started discussions,” said Arcanum Butler Superintendent, John Stephens. “Electricity had originally been installed in the circle when the school was built.”
“We didn’t want to spend the money for another sign so when that original one went down we made the decision – this is the opportunity, we have to replace that sign,” added Stephens. “Out front we’ll go ahead and have a directional sign back so people on Main Street will know the school is back that direction. One that lights up at night with a digital sign.”
The board had several options and is pleased with the sign chosen for the project.
“We love how it turned out when you’re coming back on the campus,” Stephens stated. “It’s a good time to see what’s going on and brighten things up. The bottom of it says Arcanum-Butler so it just looks sharp.”
The original sign with red-lighted lettering remains in place while the new multi-color sign welcomes students and visitors to the beautiful Arcanum-Butler campus.
“The new sign gives us an opportunity to not only communicate with our parents, community members, and families that are coming on campus but we’ll have opportunities to highlight some things our kids are doing as well,” Stephens noted.
“We want people to come in and see the sign – it goes along with the picture of our building,” Mr. Stephens concluded. “I hope folks notice when they come here how clean our building always is.”