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New signs promote Core Values, direct visitors

Freshmen stand near one of many new signs around Bear River’s campus. Photo by Morgan Ham

Bruins were mystified when new directory signs popped up, seemingly overnight.

The new directory signs have been placed at important places around the school, such as the Career Center and the new Wellness Center. The white metal signs with red block lettering are installed many of the buildings and hung from chains.

The signs have led some Bruins to be confused.   

“I’ve seen them around the school and at first I was very very confused,” said junior, Jack Kendall.

Other students see the point of the new signs, but don’t find them necessary.

“I think if I was a freshman it would help, but since I’ve been here for three years it’s more of a nuisance,” senior Haley Harris remarked.

Bear River’s Principal Dr. Amy Besler explained that the signs are mostly for the benefit of visitors and new kids.

“The signs are probably less helpful to students than they are to parents and visitors, but new students can surely benefit from an additional pointing in the right direction, too,” she said. “ … We wanted to showcase our Core Values through signage and had two large signs created for that purpose.

Although there was some confusion, students such as Ben Overmire, a sophomore, interpreted the signs just as Dr. Besler planned. He thought the Core Value signs were particularly effective.

“I like the message they’re putting across,” said Overmire. “To be honest, it feels like most kids are actually following some of the rules the signs have written on them without even knowing it. They mostly just know what the right thing to do as a Bruin is.”  

Sophomore Jaycee Anderson agreed with Overmire.

“I think it’s really cool that we have the signs for our core values because it’s a great reminder every morning of who we are and what we aspire to be,”  Anderson said.

Dr. Besler stated another reason for the signs being placed.

“A clean, beautiful, organized campus that is easy to navigate sends positive messages to the community and visitors about our school, our pride, and our focus on continuous improvement,” Dr. Besler said.

Sophomore Karissa Johnson got this message.

“I have noticed the new signs, and they make the school look more professional and more welcoming,” she said.

The signs are simply one of the many ways that Bear River plans to better the school grounds. 

We are always looking for ways to improve our campus, streamline our processes, and make our environment better for everyone involved,” Dr. Besler said. “The new signage is one small way to do this and we greatly appreciate the district’s support in making it happen.”

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