PTSA committee works to debut digital sign

By Nicole Malament, Archive & Staff Resources Manager

After nearly three years of planning, the Character Education Committee, a subcommittee of the PTSA, has finalized their plans to install a digital sign on the corner of Tuckerman Lane and Gainsborough Road.

The new sign will feature blue and green tiles and promote upcoming events.

“The sign will assist in promoting all aspects and activities at CHS,” Character Education Committee co-chair Michael Fisher said. “We also plan to acknowledge the accomplishments of students and faculty members.”

Although the designs have been finalized, the sign cannot be installed until the committee raises enough money to pay for its remaining costs.

“We already have half the funds committed at this time and will require another $30,000,” Fisher said.

To raise money for the sign, the committee has offered students the chance to personalize tiles for $60 to $120. 

“The tiles may have a student’s name and graduating year, an individual’s or team’s accomplishment or a note of support,” Fisher said.

 Many students are looking forward to the installation of the new sign. 

“Having a digital sign would be good way to promote school spirit,” sophomore Evan Maizlish said. “It would be a good way to keep students updated.”

The PTSA, Booster Club, Choral Music and Instrumental departments, Class of 2009 and administration all voiced support for the sign and hope to see it in the near future.

“Our goal is to start the sign by the end of this year and have it completed by the start of the next school year,” Fisher said. “The sign will symbolize the efforts of many different departments and groups that came together.”