In 2012, ten days before Christmas, a 20-year old man killed 20 elementary school students as well as six employees at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This savage act has left the city of Newtown reeling. Elementary students started going to Monroe to continue their education. By December 2013, the old Sandy Hook Elementary School was demolished. Now, a new Sandy Hook School has taken its place, and the city contacted the specialists at Unlimited Signs, Designs & Graphics to prepare a welcoming sign for students, parents, and staff members.
A Post and Panel Sign Welcomes at Sandy Hook Elementary
Set in the new flowerbed, we installed a white post and panel marker that features the name, “Sandy Hook School” in black writing. The marker’s appearance has an old-world style that suits the single-story building with its mix of bricks and white siding. It is important to note that the architects designed the building to be a complete contrast to the demolished structure from 1956. Our sign, too, is a departure from the old norm. It is a mix of wayfinding tool and affirmation that life is moving forward in Newtown – although its tragedy will never be forgotten.
School Signage Sets the Tone for a New Student Experience
While we took great care to ensure that the signs put a fresh face on the facility, it is important to note that we took our cues from the architectural design of the structure. This process is a step we take with all school signage orders we receive.
- Support architectural style elements. Good signage underscores the atmosphere architects create. The ways they apportion space, use decorative touches and opt for color combinations determine the look as well as the feel of a setting. We design signs to mimic the most important aspects to continue the theme.
- Informative displays. School signs must provide information that is of value to students, faculty members, and parents. For outdoor signs, this includes the name of the school, a depiction of its mascot, where applicable, and similar data. On the interior, the wayfinding aspects of the signage must give clear directions to those seeking specific areas.
- ADA-compliant markers. Wayfinding signs must also meet the standards set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Doing so enhances the way that people can interact with the facility and make use of what it has to offer.
Why Choose Post and Panel Signs?
It is fair to say that post and panel setups are among the most versatile signage solutions currently available. They can double as monument signs by displaying the name of an establishment. Our designers created the new Sandy Hook School sign to take on this role. Other uses include directional assistance and informative data displays. The latter usually refers to a setup with an angled panel at a museum or similar venue.
Whether you need post and panel signs for schools in Newtown, CT, or for any other setting, we can help. Contact our specialists to find out more about your options and to get started on your project today.