PSD schools and students will recognize Veterans Day this week with special activities and events. Here are a few happening at schools:
Beattie Elementary: Second-graders will read aloud about the day and write letters to people in the Armed Services. First-graders will do activities and watch a video about Veteran's Day.
Bethke Elementary: The Bethke fourth-grade music program on Thursday, Nov. 14, will honor veterans. The program will feature a slide show with photos of veterans from Bethke families.
Blevins Middle School: Blevins’ students and staff are showing their gratitude to veterans by wearing red, white, and blue to school Monday, November 12.
Cache La Poudre Elementary: CLPE had their fourth annual school-wide Veterans Day program Nov. 8. The program included: patriotic songs, sung by our third graders; introduction of VFW Post veterans who attended; presentation of lapel pins to all veterans and current service members in attendance; posters made by each classroom hung around the gym; introduction of all veterans and service members in the audience; speech by Mrs. Hall on the meaning of Veterans Day. Coffee and donuts were provided to all veterans and current military and families in attendance. Many parents, service members, and other interested parties attended.
Fort Collins High School: The FCHS Baseball Team conducted a coat drive for veterans. Currently, the LASA club is currently doing a sleeping bag drive for veterans. The multicultural foods classes and FCCLA are making cookies for veterans, packaging them with a note of gratitude and delivering them to nursing homes.
Fossil Ridge High School: Veterans were honored at the FRHS Marching Band assembly.
Rice Elementary: Students are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue to school on Monday, Nov. 12. Students will also hear an interview with one Rice parent who is on active duty in the armed forces about the importance and meaning of veteran’s day on the school morning announcements.
Traut Core Knowledge Elementary: Students will write letters of thankfulness to veterans who are in the Veteran's Hospital in Cheyenne. A USMC soldier visited a fifth-grade classroom to talk about his experiences serving two tours in Iraq in the Reconnaissance division in the Marines. Second-graders have a "Heros" board that includes photos of students' family veterans.
Webber Middle School: Eighth-grade U.S. history students will see a powerpoint presentation about the history of Veterans Day. Students will create a poster/poem that will hang in the hallway. Staff will vote on the top three in each category.
Wellington Middle School: Students in social studies are writing personal letters of thanks to veterans throughout Colorado . Wellington students have done this for years. Students are also watching a video about Veteran’s Day and why it is important to celebrate it.