July 19, 2019

Revamped HHS Letters Reflect Creative Learning Community

Revamped HHS Letters Reflect Creative Learning Community DATE: 11-04-2014

October 30, 2014
New HHS Signage

Anderson Thorp and Steve Sass’ Creative Improvement Council [CIC] have done it again! Formed in 2010, the CIC set out to beautify the high school campus guided by the fundamental belief that our physical education spaces should reflect the goals that we envision for our students’ intellectual and emotional growth. The group garners the assistance of students to pursue projects that not only improve the appearance of the spaces, but actually improve their function, too.

Their newest project, a refabrication of exterior, plastic “Hartford High School” building letters dating back to 1963, represents the inspired ethos of this community-minded group. 

In addition to letters embellished by Ann and HHS students, local artists were asked to participate: one artist, Hartford High Alumnus,
Colin Driesch was charged with creating the three major initials, H-H-S. The new signage was shared with the entire student body at a weekly all-school Monday morning meeting: students and teachers alike enjoyed the dramatic unveiling, presented by three different Advisory groups. This signage repurposes materials that the group replaced in 2011 with stainless steel student-designed font letters, pictured below:

The sign is hangs in its new home, above the auditorium: Come and see it for yourself at this year’s musical, Crazy for You, November 13, 14 and 15 at 7:00 p.m.

By Alexis Nelson