Thursday, November 02, 2017

Veterans Programs Slated in Madison City Schools

Posted by John Peck in General

Madison City Schools will salute Veterans Day with special events at its schools.
Patriotic themes will be evident throughout the week such as flag displays, lessons on the flag and branches of the military; and "Walls of Honor" filled with photos and a brief writeup of veteran family members.
Veterans programs are scheduled throughout the week at many schools, including:

* West Madison Elementary, Monday, Nov. 6, Veterans Honors Day Assembly in the gym starting at 8 a.m.

* Heritage Elementary, Tuesday Nov. 7 at 9 a.m.; Veterans Day Assembly for students grades 3-6. Female soldiers will be guest speakers. Heritage is also doing a Candy Drive, "Treats for Troops" which will be collected throughout the week and mailed to deployed soldiers on Friday.

* Horizon Elementary, Wednesday, Nov. 8, Boots and Breakfast starting at 7 a.m. in the media center. Students that day are encouraged to wear red, white and blue day to show their patriotism.

* Liberty Middle, Thursday, Nov. 9, Veterans Day Honor Assemblies in the gym. Two programs for veterans:  8:15 and 9:45 a.m..

* Discovery Middle, Thursday, Nov. 9, annual breakfast and assembly in the gym. Breaktast starts at 8 a.m. and Honors Assembly at 9 a.m. in the gymnasium.

* Columbia Elementary, Monday, Nov. 13, PTA Veterans event at 6 p.m. where the 5th grade choir will sing songs and a few invited vets will share their stories.
A Veterans Honor Wall is displayed throughout the gym and cafeteria.

The honors come as America prepares to observe Veterans Day Nov. 11. The events are a way to show thanks to veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices.
Madison City Schools has a strong connection with military families and tries to support them through initiatives such as the S2S (Student to Student) mentoring program which helps new and transferring students adjust.
Approximately one out of four students in the Madison City Schools district is military connected. Here are some photos from recent veterans celebrations at various Madison City Schools..

Pearl Harbor veteran Sherwin Callandar in wheelchair greeting students

Liberty Middle dance team in a dance line giving a salute

West Madison Principal Daphne Jah on flag decorated stage

Veteran posters wall at Horizon Elementary

Veteran walking hall getting high five from student

Students filing past veterans Honor Wall of posters

Wall of Honor filled with posters of veterans in school hallway



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