Windham School District Honors our Veterans

Windham School District Honors our Veterans
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As we go into a long weekend, it’s important to remember why we observe Veterans Day and what it represents. Veterans Day is a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans. In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated in many countries as Armistice Day the following year, November 11th became a federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became known as Veterans Day. We would like to take a moment to recognize our veterans that are currently employed in our schools:

  • High School
    • Greg Iworsky
    • Pat Kaplo
    • Jim Segalini 
  • Center School
    • Michelle Feyler
    • Julianne Kiley
  • Middle School
    • Tina Boemeester
    • Melissa Dixey
    • Officer Phil O'Loughlin
    • Elicia Blair

How will the schools observe Veterans Day?

High School

The National Honor Society students have organized an assembly that will take place at the WHS gym on Friday, November 9th at 9:05 am. The day will start with a breakfast for the Veterans at 8:15am in the media center

During the assembly, the Salem Jr. ROTC present the colors, and the WHS chorus sings the National Anthem. There will also be a slideshow honoring local Veterans who are family members of Windham students and staff.

Middle School

WMS is asking for students to bring in a photo of someone close to them, a loved one, friend, family member etc., who has served or is currently serving in the military. We would like to display the photos for our school community to see the week prior to Veteran’s Day as well as the week afterwards. Photos will be collected from November 5th-November 9th and displayed in the lobby and cafeteria for students and staff to view and honor.

Center School

On Friday, November 9th the third grade students will perform patriotic songs for the veterans of the community.  The event runs from 12:30-2:30 p.m. and parents/community members are all welcome.

Also, classroom teachers have been embedding the study of Veterans Day in their ELA and social studies instruction.

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