At this Thanksgiving time when we especially express gratitude, the Miller-Driscoll rebuild is something for which we can all be truly thankful. Many of us have now seen firsthand during open houses like the one held 11 days ago the excellence of that work, completed right on schedule as the new academic year began. Parents, teachers, and children alike have been expressing their admiration for the result.
In fact, that result is a remarkable combination of usefulness and attractiveness brought together in a very inviting atmosphere for all, down to the very youngest preschoolers. Rooms are light, airy and open, and teachers remark on how well their classrooms work for their students and them. Hallways are spacious and colorful with such well-thought-out features as ceiling tiles placed so that they are still sound-absorbing and decorative while not blocking ready access for maintenance and repair to the entirely new and much-needed mechanical systems above them. However, where structural elements and furnishings could be conserved and reused, it is evident that they have been.