“Some things you can see….Some things you can’t see. I am very proud of that.”
This is how Mike Miller (aka Maintenance Mike; aka Director of Facilities of the Valley School) describes the work he has done on the school’s behalf since October 2012 when he was hired, on a part-time basis, to help out with some light construction and maintenance.
On a recent weekday afternoon this spring, strains of jazz pianist Fats Waller’s “Ain’t Misbehavin’” could be heard at the Martin Luther King Community Center, a short walk from the Valley School. This version wasn’t being played by a jazz ensemble, however, but by a group of fifteen Valley School fourth graders on steel pan drums, directed by their teacher and veteran steel pan bandleader, Michael Shantz.
This week Valley School second graders held a bake sale to benefit the Humane Society. We thought it best to let the students tell this story...