Plainville Community Schools held a number of activities and programs across the school district on Friday, Nov. 10, to honor and recognize veterans.
Linden Street School began the day with a flag raising ceremony, which included a moment of silence and patriotic songs. In the afternoon, the Linden community gathered with veteran guests for a school assembly that featured grade level presentations, songs, poems, readings and instrumental performances. Students at Linden also created cards and paper flowers for veterans in attendance.
At Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School, students, faculty and staff and invited veteran guests participated in a ceremony that included Girl Scouts, musical selections, guest speaker and veteran Foster White, and a recognition program for all veterans in attendance.
Louis Toffolon Elementary School hosted a reception for veterans and their families, followed by a wreath laying ceremony with pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade students that included patriotic songs. Students in second through fifth grade gathered in an assembly with invited veteran guests. The program featured musical selections, poems, readings, and a slideshow honoring veterans in all branches of the military.
The Middle School of Plainville honored veterans with a comprehensive program for students, invited veteran guests and their families. The program included musical selections, military spokespersons, recognition of veterans and more. Brunch was also provided for guests, and visual displays adorned the school’s entryway.
In addition, the middle school community recognized the 55 Grateful American Coins that staff and students purchased to thank 55 veterans in the local community. Through this coin drive, the middle school also helped to donate $400 to help educate the children of wounded warriors.
Veterans Day events at the middle school also featured a flag ceremony, a lesson about America's White Table and a student playing Taps. Military vehicles and equipment were on display outside of the middle school, and members of the Plainville Fire Company and Police Department were present in support of the program.
Plainville High School hosted a breakfast for local veterans and featured a musical performance. In addition, the high school held a door decorating contest in honor of veterans, and complimentary photographs were taken of veterans and their families. Art students created a gallery of posters honoring veterans, and the school held a sweater and glove drive for veterans in need.
All schools featured lessons throughout the day that highlighted the significance of Veterans Day.
-- Press Release