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Client Spotlight: Clear Fork Schools


At Retriever Digital Signage, we love seeing the inventive ways our clients leverage their digital signage to be effective communicators. The leadership at Clear Fork Schools uses Retriever to transform communication in their district… and do so much more.

Using Retriever Digital Signage in the Clear Fork school buildings has decreased the amount of wasteful paper reminders and updates, empowered their students, and further developed a culture of appreciation for all achievements and special moments.

By placing digital signage throughout the school building, a student’s eye is drawn to the screen and the message is received, thanks to the visually captivating design of the slides. Moreover, last minute changes are no longer a communications crisis, because digital signage can be updated instantly!

“With the technology that they’re used to, with the iPhones, the computers, the iPads — you name it, they’ve got it — this is just another branch of that technology and they certainly are attracted to it,” shares one of the teachers.

Schools like Clear Fork employing digital signage that equip their students with the ability to program the Retriever slides are providing experience in communications, learning skills valued by a 21st century workforce. The user-friendly interface ensures that anyone with computer proficiency is able to master the Retriever system, along with the freedom to take the interface to the next level with video and graphic design.

“It’s all about the kids, not just the athletes, the whole school, and that’s what’s really neat,” shares Kerri Gottfried, a softball coach for the district. “A lot of kids don’t see their pictures or their names in the paper, but they see their name on there for their birthdays, they see their picture if they’re in a play… it’s a great tool because it covers everyone and it makes them all feel important.”

Teachers and administrators know that promoting a sense of belonging to their students increases student engagement, attendance, performance and decreases behavioral incidents, but finding ways to do that can be a challenge for an already over-extended staff. Digital signage has offered a meaningful tool to celebrate birthdays, achievements in the classroom, extracurricular activities, the arts, athletics… every way you can imagine to celebrate your students, you can utilize digital signage to achieve maximum impact.

Additionally, Clear Fork has partnered with local employers to communicate special promotions, job opportunities, and volunteer opportunities. We love the way that Retriever is connecting the school district with the community.

How are you using your Retriever Digital Signage in a creative way? Reach out and tell us about it, and you might just find yourself as our next Client Spotlight!

Colleen Cook

Colleen Cook

Colleen Cook works full-time as the Director of Operations at Vinyl Marketing in Ashland, Ohio, where she resides with her husband Mike and three young daughters. She's an insatiable extrovert who enjoys finding reasons to gather people.