FWCS students recognize Veterans Day - November 07, 2007

Record Number: 3591
Displayed from: Nov 07, 2007 , until: Nov 16, 2007

Over the next two weeks, students across Fort Wayne Community Schools will remember those who have served our country. The following is a schedule of events in the schools. Media is invited to attend, but please let the principal or me know beforehand. One of the biggest events will be the Veterans Day program at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Holland Elementary School, 7000 Red Haw Drive. The program includes the Boy Scout Color Guard, Fifth-grade choir, and guest speakers Congressman Mark Souder and Tom Applegate, Director of the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs. Other events this week are: Thursday, Nov. 8 Sgt. Dewone White will speak to students at 1:30 p.m. at Ward Education Center, 3501 Warsaw St. He will discuss issues concerning American veterans and honoring those who have served in the military. Friday, Nov. 9 Northwood Middle School, 1201 E. Washington Center Road, will have a Veteran's Breakfast at 7 a.m. Students invite relatives who are veterans to the breakfast, and teachers who are veterans also attend. The Northwood TV studio puts together and presents a video tribute to the vets. At Snider High School, 4600 Fairlawn Pass, Principal Steve Simmons will read a proclamation to the school at 8 a.m. during morning announcements covering the history and meaning of Veterans Day. After the proclamation is read, the flag is raised in front of the school while a student plays "To the Colors" on trumpet over the public address system. The principal then leads the school in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. The week before Veterans Day the school displays pictures of veterans who are family or friends of Snider students and staff. Jefferson Middle School, 5303 Wheelock Road, will spend the week learning about Veterans Day, culminating in writing a letter to an armed forces member serving overseas. At 8:20 a.m., the students will participate in a flag raising ceremony. Andrew DeAngelo, a Marine who is soon returning to Iraq, will be at Indian Village Elementary School, 3835 Wenonah Lane, from 9-11 a.m. Veterans will be invited to a special program at 9:30 a.m. at Arlington Elementary School, 8118 St. Joe Center Road. The program will include a presentation of family members who have served in the military. Friday, Nov. 16 Northrop High School will have a Veterans Day Assembly during second period. The assembly will include a color guard, patriotic music, veteran accounts and dedication of Yellow Ribbons to veterans. The school will also be dedicating a tree and memorial plaque for Veterans through the family of Richie Langenbrunner who was killed in Iraq earlier this year.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.