Nevis School exploring new scoreboard options

The cost for two of the high tech scoreboards is around $90,000, but area businesses advertising on the board could help.

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Options for upgrading the scoreboard in Tiger Arena was the topic of a 25-minute presentation by athletic director Bryan Wormley at Monday night’s Nevis School Board meeting.

He said with a basketball shot clock requirement coming down the road, it might be time to look at upgrading to a new scoreboard. He said the Scorevision option is less expensive than Daktronic and incorporates newer technology.

Wormley said Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School District has a 15-by-8-foot monitor on one end of the gym and a 10-by-6-foot monitor on the other end.

The Scorevision options range around $90,000 for two 10-by-6-foot scoreboards, while in comparison Daktronic would be approximately $110,000. Advertising by local businesses on the scoreboards could help offset the cost.

“We haven't decided on anything yet,” Wormley said after the meeting. “We were just giving the board information on a Scorevision as an option as they are used to Daktronic. We are definitely shopping, but we haven't decided on a price point, as of yet, or brand.”


End-of-the-year activities

The month of May is packed with activities, starting with the honors breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 5.

The fifth and sixth grade music concert will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, and on Monday, May 9 the grades 7-12 music concert is at 7 p.m. Both concerts are in the original gym.

Special Olympics students are scheduled to compete in a track meet Thursday, May 12.

Students in grades K-5 have their annual track and field day scheduled for Friday, May 13, and prom will be held Saturday, May 14.with the grand march at 6 p.m. in Tiger Arena.

Senior recognition/scholarship awards night will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 in the small gym

Kindergarten graduation will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 in Tiger Arena

The final event for May will be high school graduation at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28 in Tiger Arena.

In other business, the school board:


  • Heard from board member Gary Stennes that those attending the listening session with him prior to the school board meeting expressed concerns about gender identity issues, having more access to the school by volunteers and not having prom on the weekend of the fishing opener in the future.
  • Heard the robotics team will be giving a presentation to the Park Rapids Lions and 3M Wonewok employees on May 11. 
  • Approved the early childhood calendar for 2022-23 with start dates for sessions Sept. 12 and 13. 
  • Approved field trip requests the FFA team to attend the state convention in Minneapolis and for the varsity baseball team to play at the University of Minnesota baseball field.
Some members of the team set up the field and gave demonstrations at the Minnesota School Boards Association convention.

Lorie Skarpness has lived in the Park Rapids area since 1997 and has been writing for the Park Rapids Enterprise since 2017. She enjoys writing features about the people and wildlife who call the north woods home.
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