May 5, 2016 In Adopter Spotlight By Admin Miller Valentine Playground Dedication The ribbon prior to being cut at the event. Principal Yates addressing the crowd. Principal Yates addressing the crowd and students. AAC Executive Director Julie Shifman addressing the crowd and students Miller Valentine CEO Bill Krul addressing the crowd and students during the event. Miller Valentine’s Adopt A Class team leader Janine Knue addressing the crowd prior to the ribbon cutting. Check out some of the images from today’s Miller Valentine/Norwood View Elementary School Playground Dedication. The adopted 5th graders cut the ribbon. Images from before the mural took over the courtyard. Cincinnati Art Academy painted a mural that spans all four walls of the interior outdoor courtyard. Before and after images of the tunnel leading to the playground from the courtyard. Each of the 5th graders involved got to leave their hand prints on the tunnel walls as their lasting mark and appreciation for the project. Ms. Maglecic’s 5th grade class’ lasting mark on the tunnel. The shelter replaces damaged benches that didn’t provide much outdoor comfort. Shelter created to provide shade and create a learning space outdoors. Before and After Ga-ga pits. Ga-Ga Ball pits, a popular attraction during the tour. Dangerous concrete steps were removed from the playground. Before and after basketball court. Students could be seen at the ribbon cutting enjoying the new basketball hoops and court. Before and After Resealing the playground. Lines on the ground represent running lanes for students to race. Students no longer have to run into the school to take a drink from the water fountain on a hot day with the installation of an outdoor water fountain. The new outdoor water fountain is low enough for even the Kindergartners to reach.