Throughout schools across the country yesterday, students paid tribute to the veterans who have served to protect our freedoms. And in Plainfield, those tributes took on many different, yet equally powerful, forms.
At PHS, the Belles et Beaux competition show choir performed our National Anthem over the school-wide PA system. We've provided the link to the video (posted on Twitter) here; it's well worth your listen!
Just down the hall at PHS, students and staff worked together to create a window tribute to students, alumni, family and friends who have served, or are serving today. With yesterday's brilliant sunshine, it was a beautiful statement.
At the middle school, veteran relatives of 7th grade students and staff enjoyed donuts, coffee and juice (thank you, PTO!) before being treated to a program of music, history, introductions and poetry written by 7th grade students. While we hope our veterans felt the appreciation of everyone in attendance, this annual event provides a great backdrop for student learning. Based on what several students wrote and spoke about, it's clear they have mastered their lessons.
Our elementary schools celebrated the day in many ways, included a school-wide program, having veterans visit classrooms, and a variety of class projects.
At Central, the gymnasium was a sea of red, white and blue as students sang, shared artwork and brought both smiles and tears to their guests.
Clarks Creek 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Miller, gave her students of variety of stations to work through as part of their Veterans Day curriculum. Their smiles reinforce the theory that learning can (and should be) fun!
Our youngest students, at Little Quakers Academy, also learned about Veterans Day and came up with their own artwork to say thanks. Mrs. Law and Mrs. Prather shared these photos.
Just as our students have said in many ways, the staff of Plainfield Community School Corporation salutes our veterans, young and old, serving today and those who served decades ago. Thank you for your service.