Students, staff, and family members across the district honored our nation's veterans on Friday, November 10 with "Salute to the Armed Forces" celebrations.
Veteran family members and friends were honored at North Sashabaw Elementary School, Clarkston Elementary School, and Bailey Lake Elementary School. Meanwhile, Clarkston Junior High School history teachers Mark Magni and Christina Rogers brought a group of junior high students to serve lunch to veterans at the American Legion Post 63 hall, and talk to them about their military service.Veterans Day at Bailey Lake Elementary School began with the presentation of colors by the American Legion, the Pledge of Allegiance, a 21-gun salute and Taps. Students spent the day learning about the armed forces from Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, and Coast Guard servicemen and women. They'll also had the opportunity to take a look at some military vehicles, participate in "boot camp," and visit with local K-9 units.
At North Sashabaw Elementary School, students, staff, and guests observed a moment of silence in honor of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country before learning about the folding of the flag. Students also shared a poem about veterans, and met veteran family members of their classmates.
Clarkston Elementary School families honored veterans with special introductions, patriotic songs, professional photos, and a hallway "meet and greet."
About Clarkston Community Schools: Clarkston is a highly regarded school district with an enrollment of nearly 8,000 students. We have seven elementary schools (K-5), one middle school serving grades 6-7, one junior high for grades 8-9, and Clarkston High School, which serves students in grades 10-12. We also have an Early Childhood Center serving children ages 3-5, and an alternative high school/community education facility. Each Clarkston Community Schools' student is fully engaged in a globally focused education, from preschool through graduation, that fosters in students a sense of self, perspective, responsibility/ownership, and contribution. The mission of Clarkston Community Schools is to cultivate thinkers, learners and positive contributors to a global society.
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