Today was Custodian Appreciation Day at Staples High School.
The student-initiated event featured an enormous poster, which hundreds of teenagers signed with expressions of thanks for all these men and women do, every day, for everyone in the building.
Students genuinely like their school’s custodial staff — and one of their favorites is Gerard Watt.
The Jamaica native loves to talk about any subject, but music is a favorite. A Bob Marley fan, the other day he went to the Staples Media Lab to sing “Is This Love.” The backing track is Marley’s band; the voice is Gerard’s.
The video aired today on “Good Morning Staples” — one more way to honor the school’s custodians, on their Appreciation Day.(Click here if your browser does not take you directly to the YouTube video.)