Board of Education Vice Chair Louise Dempsey reminded the Miles students that even though they have a beautiful facility to learn in, it's the work they do that matters most.
Councilman Zack Reed told the adults at the ceremony that a new building is great, but students need mentors and volunteers. Reed also led a moment of silence for civil rights leader and former Board of Education President Arnold Pinkney, who died Monday.
Principal Roy James thanked the Councilman, the CEO, The School Board, Architectural Vision Group Ltd. and everyone in the community for supporting the construction of the new school.
The Miles School students showed their spirit. Kindergartners recited "Definition of a Scholar." Then, the third-grade choir performed a rousing rendition of "The World's Greatest"(see video below).
Students really let it out when it came time to cut the ribbon. CMSD Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon stirred them into a chant with half the student body screaming "Miles," followed by the other half shouting "Eagles."
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