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Column: WHS gets interactive touch screen featuring sports, extracurriculars, history

The directory kiosk and the wall design were created with our community and Trojan pride included.

An interactive touch screen outside the Worthington High School gym is unique to District 518, tailored to the guidelines and specifications of the school and its staff.
An interactive touch screen outside the Worthington High School gym is unique to District 518, tailored to the guidelines and specifications of the school and its staff.
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Have you been in the Worthington High School lately and wondered what the large television that has been installed outside of the WHS gym is for? This interactive touch screen has been months in the making in managing our academic, athletic and extracurricular achievements and history.

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The design for our interactive touch screen is unique to Worthington — tailored to the guidelines and specifications of our school staff. The directory kiosk and the wall design were created with our community and Trojan pride included.

The contents on the interactive touch screen include academics and honors, with National Honor Society, Students of Excellence, Business Professionals of America, FFA, robotics, HOSA — Future Health Professionals and Future Teachers of America. The fine arts area will include information on our band, choir and orchestra programs, as well as the plays and musicals, speech teams, Triple A Award winners, all-state musicians and more. It will contain a comprehensive collection of past WHS yearbooks so people can “page” through time to recall time in the halls of Worthington High School.

Our Trojan athletics will be spotlighted with game films, records of accomplishment and record holders and the Trojan Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. Also, the collaboration with Crailsheim, Germany and the joint exchange student history will be included.

A screenshot from https://isd518.touchpros.com shows District 518 activities, including sports, other extracurriculars and history.
A screenshot from <a href="https://isd518.touchpros.com">https://isd518.touchpros.com </a>shows District 518 activities, including sports, other extracurriculars and history.
Screenshot from Jan. 23, 2023.

And importantly, the history of each of the communities that make up District 518 (Bigelow, Reading, Rushmore, Wilmont, and Worthington) and their schools’ history from the past will be included.

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The system and the contents that can be viewed not only can be enjoyed on the touch screen at the high school, but eventually, online, outside of the school walls. The system will allow for you to look up specific people or activities that are on the system for ease of use. To enjoy the contents included on the interactive touch screen at home, here is the link: https://isd518.touchpros.com .

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As you can appreciate, it has taken months of time to locate the information, and then upload it onto the system. The main background photos have been in place for a while, and the scrolling photos are added as the year progresses — students who have been honored at the section, region or state level. The collaborative efforts for some of the information to be included will take some time, so it is a work in progress.

This interactive touch screen system has been an investment for all to view and enjoy. Take some time and look at it often, as it will change rapidly with items being added each day. Moments in the past made us who we are. And this is a way to honor the past and help us move towards the future.

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