Northview ‘TouchWall’ ready for use

Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Riddell National Bank President and CEO Steve Kidwell, from right, presents a check for $16,900 to Northview Athletic Director Scott Buell and Principal Chris Mauk Thursday at the high school.
Nick Wilson Photo

A new information center capable of housing all of Northview’s past, present and future has been turned on in the commons at the high school.

Through a donation made by Riddell National Bank in Brazil, the “TouchWall” monitor and computer support systems made it possible for the installation to take place this school year.

And now that it’s ready to go, Northview Principal Chris Mauk, Athletic Director Scott Buell and Riddell National Bank President and CEO Steve Kidwell took the time Thursday to christen the device and explain its purpose.

Northview AD Scott Buell, left, and Riddell National Bank President and CEO Steve Kidwell
Nick Wilson Photo

In addition to current information often needed at a moment’s notice by students during the day, the TouchWall houses a complete history of the school dating back to 1985.

“Whether it’s academics, extra curricular, band guards, athletics ... it’s everything that happens in the school, that we’re loading into that,” Buell said. “It’s web based, so anybody, anywhere can get on there and check it out.”

Kidwell, a 1986 graduate of Northview, said his former school has remained a special interest for him as he as embarked on his career.

“Riddell has always taken an active role in the community. We help out a lot of different organizations, but we try to help Northview every chance we get,” Kidwell said. “I graduated from Northview, so it has a special place in my heart. When they have special projects like that, we try to step up to the plate.”

The $16,900 donation, made formal via a check presentation Thursday, pays for the entire cost of the project.

“We’re happy we could do it,” Kidwell added.

Up since the end of 2022, the TouchWall has already been utilized by both students and visitors, alike, Principal Mauk said.

“The kids really enjoy this. They’ll look for us. They ask us when we graduated and pull up our old pictures. It definitely lets the kids have a sense of the history of the school,” Mauk said. “Really, it’s to highlight not only the great things that have happened in our past, but the great things that are happening now.

“Big thanks to [Kidwell] and Riddell. They’ve always been really good to us and have helped make this a reality,” Mauk added. “We really appreciate it.”

The TouchWall is located in the commons area of the high school, easily noticed by visitors as they make their way to the gymnasium or auditorium. It is also conveniently located within students’ day-to-day activities.

Buell added that the entire system is supported by the internet, wso those interested can access the information remotely by visiting www.northviewknights.touchpros.com.

For more information, contact the school at 812-448-2661, check them out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NorthviewHighSchool or through the district website at www.clay.k12.in.us.

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  • Super !! Love to see it. unfortunately the link is broken there is nothing on the facebook page or Northview's site, or Clay Community schools Page Must not be functional yet.

    -- Posted by Larry Pierce on Tue, Feb 21, 2023, at 4:32 PM
  • Larry Pierce: the company website says "Coming Winter 2023".

    -- Posted by Second Chance on Fri, Feb 24, 2023, at 2:28 PM
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