Celebrations, Honor, Learning

Friday, September 9th was an incredibly busy day in the Plainfield schools. Not to say that EVERY day isn't busy, but Friday went well beyond the normal.

At Central and Clarks Creek elementaries, students invited first responders and veterans to attend a special program in honor of Patriot Day. Given that these students weren't born when 9/11 happened, the programs offered a connection to the the somber nature of the day. From High Fives to Heroes (Central) to Silent Dismissal (Clarks Creek), students, staff and VIP guests found the programs to be powerfully moving. 

There were important lessons being taught in the classrooms, as well. For example, 4th grade students at Clarks Creek even worked in a convocation to mark the end of their unit called "Too Good for Violence," with the focus on strategies to help kids avoid bullying behaviors. 

And at PHS, Friday was the culmination of Homecoming Week. From Homecoming Court and the Queen and King, to the children's carnival, parade and football game, the week celebrated being students at Plainfield High School, built camaraderie and school spirit, and provided a welcoming atmosphere to those alumni who returned for reunions.

Photo albums have been posted to Facebook (@pcscquakers) commemorating most of Friday's events. Up this week?  PCMS is celebrating Pro-Kindness Week, and there are bound to be several great photo opps that go along with that!