A new middle school sign is just one of several signs that have been added around the Nevada School District properties.

According to Superintendent Dr. Steve Gray, “We have recently added signage and branding to the high school softball field, middle school building and door entrance, and transportation building.”

The new signs are part of a larger effort, Gray explained, to improve signage across the district, along with improving Nevada Schools’ brand and image more consistently across physical signage, media, print and other mediums. “Also, visitors to the middle school and/or district office (also located at the front of the middle school) have often experienced confusion as to the primary entrance or ‘front’ of the middle school building. By improving our signage out front, on the building and at the door entry level, we not only hope to improve the look and feel, but provide clearer direction,” he said.

Cost of the middle school sign project (shown here) was $8,000, paid with savings from the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL). The sign was constructed by ASI, out of Grinnell. “ASI provided quality signage for the Cub Stadium project, and we continue to use them for consistency across our district and brand,” Gray said.

The school even took one sign down over the past year, which was the 35-plus-year-old marquee sign on the west side of the high school building. Gray said it was old, was showing its age and falling apart.

As for putting any more signs up at other buildings, Gray said the high school already has an electronic marquee sign. The district may look to improve signage at the elementary school building moving forward.