East Islip High School chief custodian Felix Gonzalez recently added some visual pizzazz to the school’s front lobby by painting a large red-and-black “EI” logo on the floor, just in time for the start of classes next week.
Gonzalez was inspired to create the logo painting during visits to other Long Island schools. “I saw how they used school logos in their lobbies to create a sense of pride,” he said. “I wanted to use my artistic talent for a nice welcome, and everybody loves it.”
The painting work took Gonzalez approximately eight hours to complete, but the wow factor will inspire East Islip pride in students for years to come.