Students across the district participated in various activities and events to recognize and honor Veterans Day this past week.
Middle schoolers had an early start as members of National Junior Honor Society, Spanish Club and History Club gathered together after school on November 2 to create cards to send to local veterans. Recipients included some of our own Purple Eagles, such as Superintendent Mickey Edwards and teacher Jeff Radder.
The high school music department entertained the community with a concert on Wednesday evening. Both the band and chorus performed a selection of patriotic songs in the annual concert.
On Thursday, November 10, Board of Education member and Air Force Major Kurt Schmitt, along with TSgt Jeffrey Delong from the Niagara Falls Air Force Base, met with middle school social studies classes. The servicemen talked about why they joined the military, the places they’ve traveled to, and answered numerous questions with topics ranging from weaponry to food.
A slideshow showing photos and information about veterans from the middle school staff’s families was played throughout the lunches on Thursday, organized by teacher Cathy Schmitt.
The high school Diversity Club spent Wednesday evening baking and decorating cookies to send out to veterans. They volunteered their time at the Orleans Koinonia Kitchen.
In the elementary school, different classes and grade levels learned about what Veterans Day is and the reason behind the national holiday. Overall, it was a great week to take the time to honor all those who have or are serving to protect our country and our freedoms.