PLAINVILLE – Schools in Plainville will be spending Veterans Day next week honoring local service men and women.
“I’m thrilled to be having school on Veterans Day,” said Superintendent Maureen Brummett. “It’s a great way to honor our veterans.”
For the last five years, Plainville has been holding school on Veterans Day while other districts usually have the day off.
On Friday Nov. 10, the high school will host a breakfast for veterans in the cafeteria along with a choral performance.
At the middle school, there will be three ceremonies for the three grades. The assemblies will consist of a flag ceremony with the boy and girl scouts, military medleys, military guest speakers, and formal recognition of veterans in the local community.
The assemblies will end with taps and the chance for sixth graders to see military vehicles parked outside.
The main theme, according to the middle school schedule for the day, is to “educate the students and the community about what we can do to help veterans transition from a military job/life to a civilian job/life and the obstacles they face with this transition.”
The elementary schools will participate in flag ceremonies, readings, musical selections and individual programs related to learning more about veterans.
“I feel strongly we need to take the time to educate them,” Brummett said.
Her step-son, she said, is active duty in the air force. She said many members of the school community have connections to the military.
“These kids are actively involved,” Brummett said. “It’s not just a regular school day.”
More information can be found at http://www.plainvilleschools.org/