Students Plan to Observe Veterans Day

By Smith, Lisa | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), November 10, 2004 | Go to article overview

Students Plan to Observe Veterans Day


Smith, Lisa, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)


Byline: Lisa Smith Daily Herald Staff Writer

Several schools in the St. Charles school district will commemorate Veterans Day with special events Thursday.

Fox Ridge Elementary School: An assembly will take place at 9:15 a.m. at the flag pole. Students will recite the Pledge of Allegiance and sing patriotic songs.

Lincoln Elementary School: An assembly will take place at 8:45 a.m. Cub Scouts will post the colors and lead students in the Pledge of Allegiance. Music teacher Connie Jorgensen will lead students in patriotic songs. Students will present the play "Who is a Veteran" and recognize veterans in the audience. Veteran Richard Purcell then will say a few words.

Wasco Elementary School: A flagpole ceremony will take place at 8:45 a.m. Cub Scouts will raise the flag. Students will recite the Pledge of Allegiance and sing "God Bless America." A veteran also will address students.

Richmond Elementary School: An assembly will take place at 9 a.m. Students will sing patriotic songs and those who bring veterans to school will present carnations to them. The Cub Scouts will present the colors.

Haines Middle School: An assembly will take place from 1:43 to 3:20 p.m. Veterans have been invited, the band will play and the Marmion Academy cadets' rifle group will perform. Sixth-graders have created posters of family and friends who have or are serving in the military. These posters are on display in the school's foyer. Seventh-graders have written letters to U.S. troops from the St. Charles area serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, and eighth-grade students brought in care package supplies for the troops in Iraq.

Thompson Middle School: Students will recite the Pledge of Allegiance around the flag pole at 8:20 a.m., accompanied by the band's brass group playing patriotic music. The school also has started a "gold stars" memory board for students and staff to honor veterans.

Wredling Middle School: An assembly will be held in the gymnasium starting at 1:43 p.m.

St. Charles East High School: An assembly will take place at 9 a.m. in the main gym. The program will feature a color guard composed of members of the armed services, veterans as the school's honored guests, student readings of veterans' letters, and music played by band and choir students.

St. Charles North High School: National Honor Society students will lead an assembly at 8:45 a.m. in the main gym. Students will read letters and poetry written to veterans "focusing on what freedom means and commemorating veterans' sacrifice," district spokesman Tom Hernandez said.

Geneva on Veterans Day:

Geneva schools also have a number of Veterans Day commemorations, including a recognition and learning experience at Geneva Middle School.

The annual event starts at 7:30 a.m. in the Geneva Middle School cafeteria with a presentation to veterans, speeches and some other activities.

Then, students get a chance to learn from their honored guests as they break into groups and go to the team centers. There, veterans tell of their experiences, make presentations and take questions.

At Harrison Street Elementary School, students fill out "bricks" about veterans they know, including the branch of the military they serve in and their rank. The bricks are brought back to school where they are displayed as part of a "Wall of Honor."

"This has always been a favorite activity for the students," said PTO member Dawn Vogelsberg. "Many of the kids have a family member in the military. There are a few proud students that return a brick with the name of one of their parents that has served in the military. It is a wonderful sight to watch students, parents and grandparents pointing out the names of those that have served."

Teen center help:

Recently, Rotolo Middle School students on the Batavia Teen Center's youth board thanked city officials for supporting them. …

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