Even more Veterans Day events - November 07, 2011
Record Number: 8199
Displayed from: Nov 07, 2011 , until: Nov 11, 2011
Friday, Nov. 11 Intermediate School • Towles – Students will participate in a variety of activities to celebrate Veterans Day. Students in one class will invite relatives who are veterans to visit for a Subway lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The students are making invitations and cookies and practicing singing a patriotic song. They will also be writing thank-you notes for each veteran who attends and giving out American flags. Other activities include writing letters to veterans, learning about the sacrifices veterans have made and performing a skit about veterans. Students are also making posters with information about family members who are veterans for the school's Honor Wall. Middle Schools • Blackhawk – Students will learn the history of Veterans Day and how it became a national holiday. In social studies classes throughout the day, students will study various wars in the history of the United States and learn about veterans who fought for the country throughout history. Many students will also write thank-you letters to veterans at the VA Medical Center. • Jefferson – The Jefferson band will perform patriotic music and the National Anthem during a flag raising ceremony at 7:45 a.m. Veterans, currently serving troops and public safety officers have been invited to attend and visit classes following the ceremony. In addition, language arts classes will write letters of support to members of the 1st Marine Battalion. • Kekionga – All staff, parents, grandparents and other relatives who have served in the Armed Forces will be honored at a Veterans Day breakfast at 7 a.m. • Lakeside – Veterans from the VA Medical Center will visit the school to talk to students during the day. Teacher John Zurcher, who is currently serving in the military, is bringing in video and pictures from his deployment as well as some of his gear. He will share his stories with students throughout the day. • Lane – Students have been learning about Veterans Day with various activities in class. The lessons will culminate on Nov. 11 with small celebrations and activities in each classroom. • Memorial Park – Students will sing God Bless America in a community celebration that will include a flag presentation and a guest speaker. • Miami – Students will hear from guest speakers, who will talk about the importance of Veterans Day. Eighth-graders will also write thank-you letters to veterans in Iraq and Afghanistan.
• Northwood – Social studies classes have decorated the front display case to honor all veterans, including staff members who have served and students and staff who have had and currently have family members serving in the Armed Forces. In addition, social studies classes will have special lessons to teach students the importance of the day and the sacrifice soldiers have made for the country. High Schools • Anthis Career Center – Throughout the day, classes will have guest speakers and incorporate learning about Veterans Day in their lessons. • Northrop – Rep. Marlin Stutzman will speak at an assembly at 8:20 a.m. The assembly will also include a presentation on the Honor Guard. • North Side – After a day full of class presentations, including media presentations and school wide readings, students will join members of the National Guard at 2:35 p.m. for a flag-lowering ceremony. • Snider – The day will start with a flag-raising and Pledge of Allegiance. Throughout the day, students will have opportunities to watch Beyond the Medal of Honor, and War Letters. The two films are designed to teach about various aspects of war. • Wayne – Students will hear a short history of each branch of the military throughout the week along with special announcements from JROTC. Taps will be played at the end of the day on Nov. 11.
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.