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Record Number: 8198
Displayed from: Nov 07, 2011 , until: Nov 11, 2011
Friday, Nov. 11 Elementary Schools Abbett At 2 p.m., students will put on a play about the meaning of Veterans Day. The event will include two military guests and a trumpet performance of Taps. Adams At 10:30 a.m., the school will honor veterans and their mothers in a special program. Veterans will be invited to a reception with punch and cookies afterward. Arlington The Arlington PTA will continue with its long-standing tradition of hosting a Veterans Day assembly. All family and community members who are currently on active duty or a veteran are invited to attend the assembly at 10 a.m. A speaker from the Armed Forces will also participate. Bloomingdale Readers from Star Bank will visit the school to read to pre-k and kindergarten classes. At 11:10 a.m., the entire school will attend a musical assembly put on by students. Brentwood At 9:05 a.m., the school will have an assembly to honor veterans who are related Brentwood students. Students were invited to bring a picture of their family members to display as part of the Veterans Wall of Honor. Fairfield Throughout the week, school announcements will include information and the major theme songs for each branch of the Armed Forces, and students will make thank-you cards for veterans at the VA Medical Center. On Nov. 11, the school will have a flag-raising ceremony and moment of silence on the front lawn of the school at 9:30 a.m. Forest Park Students will participate in an assembly at 9:30 a.m. that will include local veterans, the performance of a flag song by second-graders, essays on What Freedom Means to Me by third-, fourth- and fifth-graders, and an MIA/POW tribute. Haley The school will host a reception for retired and active military personnel within the school at 1 p.m., followed by an all-school assembly honoring military guests at 1:30 p.m. After the assembly, military guests will visit classrooms to talk with students about their experiences. Students will also write class letters, poems, essays or songs to thank the military guests for their service. Harris Students and staff will participate in a Veterans Day Tribute at 2 p.m., including music, the history of Veterans Day, flag presentation and honoring veterans. Harrison Hill Students and staff will gather around the flagpole outside at 9 a.m. to have a flag presentation and say the Pledge of Allegiance with members of the Armed Forces. Students and staff are encouraged to wear red, white and blue. Later in the day, volunteers from Star Bank will visit to read with students. Holland U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman will participate in Holland's annual Veterans Day program at 10:30 a.m. The program includes songs, the story of Veterans Day and presentations by veterans of the Korean War and World War II. Indian Village Students will celebrate by reading books about Veterans Day, discussing why Veterans Day is a special holiday, learning about the military and much more. The school will also have a Wall of Heroes featuring family members who are veterans or who are currently serving in the Armed Forces. From 9:15-11:15 a.m., Big Brothers Big Sisters and volunteers from Star Bank will read to students in pre-k through second grade and work on a Veterans Day craft. Lincoln Men and women who have served in all branches of the military will be celebrated during the school's Veterans Day assemblies at 9:30 and 10:15 a.m. The assemblies will include veterans from the American Legion, musical performances by students, poetry and stories about the military. Lindley At 9:30 a.m., students will gather for a Veterans Day program featuring the Boy Scout Color Guard, songs, the history of the American Flag and Veterans Day and honoring of veterans.
Maplewood A Wall of Honor will be on display during the month of November honoring veteran family members. On Nov. 11, the school will have an assembly at 10 a.m. featuring former Allen County Sherriff and US Air Force veteran Joseph Squadrito as the guest speaker. Throughout the month, the school will also be raising money for Honor Flight, a non-profit organization that transports veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorials honoring their service. Northcrest The choir will kick off the Veterans Day program at 2:30 p.m. by singing This is America. The program will also include ROTC Cadets, a guest speaker discussing Veterans Day and honoring family members who are veterans. Price Students will participate in a variety of activities throughout the week, including reading stories about Veterans Day, making cards and pictures for the VFW and American Legion, and singing patriotic songs. The events will culminate on Nov. 11 when veterans visit the school to read with students. St. Joseph Central The school will begin the day by flying a flag representing all military branches. Throughout the day, each grade level will participate in activities with veterans. Fourth-graders will welcome a teacher who is a Navy veteran while third-graders send flags with messages to the American Legion. Family members of students who are veterans will visit classrooms as guest speakers throughout the day. Scott Academy Students will make posters, banners and flags for a parade at 1 p.m. to celebrate those who have served in the Armed Forces. Family members and friends who have served or are currently serving in the military will be invited to participate. Students will leave the school, travel west on Fairfax Avenue to Hanna Street and then south on Gaywood Drive back to school. The parade will end with the singing of the National Anthem and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Shambaugh American Flags will be placed in front of the school to celebrate Veterans Day. The school will also have an assembly at 2:30 p.m. featuring representatives of each branch of service (Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines). Each speaker will give a brief overview of their branch of service and what they do. Each student will receive a small American Flag at the end of the assembly. South Wayne Students will drop everything and read a story about Veterans Day at 11:11 a.m. Later, they will perform a music program for their parents and honored veterans at 2 p.m., followed by a reception with cookies and punch. Washington At 10:30 a.m., students will Skype with soldiers in Bagram, Afghanistan. Everyone in the building is invited to wear red, white or blue, and the class with the most patriotism wins. Volunteers from Star Bank will visit classrooms to read to students, and during lunch, local veterans will talk with students. Washington Center Veterans are invited to a program at 1 p.m. The program will include a lot of flags and songs by each grade level. Waynedale Volunteers from Star Bank will visit for JA in a Day in the morning, and in the afternoon, local veterans will visit classrooms to talk to students. The school is also collecting items for veterans at the VA Medical Center. Weisser Park The school will have a town meeting at 9:15 a.m. to honor veterans. The program will include the boys' choir singing the Star Spangled Banner, a piano solo by a fourth-grader and recognizing veterans present at the event. Following the program, some veterans will visit classrooms to talk to students.

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.