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2019 Veterans Day Programs

 

Honoring veterans who have served our country is a big part of the school day on November 11th in Loudoun County. With almost 270 veterans among its employees, Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) takes pride in remembering the important contributions veterans have made to our country.

Following are some of the programs honoring veterans taking place in Loudoun’s schools:

 

Elementary Schools

Algonkian Elementary

Algonkian will hold its annual Veterans day assembly on Monday.

There will be a veteran’s breakfast at 8:15 a.m. At 9 there will be an assembly with kindergarten, second-grade and fourth-grade performances. Algonkian also will have a guest speaker and a Wall of Heroes; a slide show of family members in the Algonkian community who are part of the military. 

 

Arcola Elementary

Military members of the Arcola family are welcome to attend one of our two assemblies at 8:30 a.m. or 1 p.m.  All of Arcola’s students will be singing songs to honor our veterans. Fifth-graders will share patriotic essays about freedom.

Arcola also has partnered with Honor Flights, which flies veterans from all over the country to visit the memorials in Washington, D.C., at no cost to them or their families. The Arcola Elementary School Chorus welcomed an Honor Flight to Washington last spring and will greet another Honor Flight this year. Each grade is collecting money to donate to Honor Flights.

 

Ball’s Bluff Elementary

Ball’s Bluff is having its annual Veterans’ Day assembly at 9 a.m. on Monday. The entire student body participates, and parents and veterans are invited. There is a reception for veterans and their families after the assembly.

 

Cardinal Ridge Elementary

Cardinal Ridge Elementary is inviting veterans and their families to its annual Veterans Day Celebration at 9 a.m. Monday, hosted by Cardinal Ridge Principal Dr. Mojisola Adejumo, an Army veteran.

 

Rosa Lee Carter Elementary

Rosa Lee Carter is hosting a coffee reception for veterans in its community at 1 p.m. on November 11th in the library followed by a whole-school assembly at 1:30. The assembly includes poems and songs sung to veterans by each grade level followed by the Armed Forces Medley with carnations being passed out to each veteran by his/her student.

 

Catoctin Elementary

Catoctin is holding its annual Veterans Day Assembly at 8 a.m. Friday, November 8th. More than 100 veterans are expected to attend.

 

Cedar Lane Elementary

Cedar Lane we will host its annual Veterans Day appreciation program at 8:30 a.m. Monday. Fourth-graders will perform. Photos submitted by Cedar Lane families of those who are serving, or have previously served, our country will be a part of a slide show during the performance.  There will be a hospitality lounge with special treats for veterans.

 

Cool Spring Elementary

Cool Spring Elementary will hold its Veteran’s Day program at 9 a.m. on November 11th. Fourth-grade students will perform a variety of patriotic selections. All active duty military and retired veterans are welcome. Cool Spring also will be displaying a Wall of Heroes, a brick design honoring military and veterans in our school community.

 

Culbert Elementary

Culbert will hold its traditional Veteran’s Day Assembly at 8:30 a.m. November 11th.

Each branch of the military is recognized. Students will sing patriotic songs. Rear Admiral Scott Fuller will be the speaker.

 

Discovery Elementary

Discovery is hosting a breakfast and student-led ceremony from 8:45 to 10:30 a.m. on November 11th.

 

Dominion Trail Elementary

Dominion Trail will have patriotic songs, a slide show of pictures of veterans and a recognition of veterans in the audience during a program that will begin at 8:30 a.m. November 11th.

 

Emerick Elementary

Emerick is having a breakfast for veterans starting at 8:15 a.m. November 11th in the cafeteria. All grade levels will sing a song to the veterans and will be able to ask them questions. The morning will end with the fifth grade meeting a veteran and speaking with them. 

 

Evergreen Mill Elementary

Evergreen Mill will hold its annual Veterans Day program at 8:45 a.m. on Monday, November 11th. The keynote speaker will be Air Force veteran and Evergreen Mill parent Clifford Souder.

 

Forest Grove Elementary

Forest Grove will hold a school-wide musical performance assembly from 8:15 to 9 a.m. Veterans and their families are invited to the assembly with breakfast provided.

 

Hillsboro Community Charter School

Hillsboro will have its program starting at 7:40 a.m. on Friday, November 8th. The Harmony Middle School Band will be on hand and, weather permitting, a helicopter will bring a veteran to the school.

 

Hillsboro’s scholars will perform musical arrangements with help from the Sign Language Club.

 

Goshen Post Elementary

Goshen Post will have two assemblies (8:15 and 10 a.m.) honoring veterans on November 11th. Students will be singing patriotic songs, showcasing veterans from our local community via slide show and reading student essays.

 

Horizon Elementary

Horizon will stage a Veterans Day concert at 8 a.m. November 11th. This event will be hosted by the Horizon Chorus of fourth- and fifth-grade students

 

Leesburg Elementary

Leesburg will have its program from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. November 11th. Third-grade students will be on the stage. Veterans are welcome to attend the program. Students will be encouraged to wear red, white and blue.

 

Legacy Elementary

Legacy Elementary will host its Veterans Day observance at 8:30 a.m. November 11th. After the program, veterans will have an honor walk around the school.

 

Liberty Elementary

Liberty will hold its third annual Veterans Day Assembly starting at 8:15 a.m. November 11th in the gym. The Fifth Grade Chorus will perform “One Nation.” Kindergartners and first-graders will perform “Oh, I Love America.” Second- and third-graders will sing “American Every Day.” Fourth- and fifth-graders will perform “50 Nifty United States.”

 

Lincoln Elementary

Lincoln will host veterans for a Veterans Day program at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 11th.

 

Little River Elementary School

Little River will welcome veterans, beginning at 7:25 a.m., for a group picture at the front of the school. There will be a breakfast for veterans followed by a performance by the first-graders. From 8:45 to 10 a.m. veterans will visit classrooms for authentic conversations with students.

 

Lovettsville Elementary

The elementary school chorus will perform on the Lovettsville Town Square at 11 a.m. on November 11th   and will be hosting its annual Veteran’s Day ceremony at 1:30 p.m.  Veterans will enjoy treats in the cafeteria before walking a red carpet down the “Hall of Heroes” on their way to the gym, where fourth-graders will perform select pieces to honor all who have served our country.

 

Lowes Island Elementary

The second grade students of Lowes Island will present “Thank You Veterans” at 9 a.m. November 11th. Following the performance, veterans are invited to attend a reception in the school cafeteria, where light refreshments will be provided.

 

Lucketts Elementary

Lucketts Elementary will be celebrating Veterans’ Day on November 11th , starting with a welcome breakfast with a multimedia slideshow with photos and students paying tribute to their family members who have served. An assembly at 8:30 a.m. will end with a Parade of Veterans through the hallways with patriotic music and flags. Veterans will also be featured on a Wall of Honor bulletin board in the front hallway.

 

Meadowland Elementary

Meadowland will  hold an assembly at 9:15 a.m. November 11th highlighting veterans connected to the school. Each branch of the military will be celebrated.

 

Pinebrook Elementary

Pinebrook’s celebration on November 11th will start at 8 a.m. with a breakfast for veterans in the library. The veterans will be led to the gym by a bagpiper at 8:30.

 

Veterans are met in the gym by all of the Pinebrook students and staff dressed in red, white and blue waving American flags. The veterans will be introduced to the student body and patriotic songs will be sung. The hallways will be decorated with Veterans Day decorations. 

 

Mountain View Elementary

Third-graders will perform a program at 8:30 a.m. for the student body and veterans. Photos of veterans line the halls and one veteran will speak to the students.

 

Frances Hazel Reid

Second-graders will perform patriotic songs at 8:30 a.m.

 

Round Hill Elementary

Round Hill will have its annual Veteran’s Day program at 9 a.m. on November 11th. It will be led by third-graders and as the culmination of a Veteran’s Day project-based learning  project.

 

Sanders Corner Elementary

Sanders Corner will host its annual Veterans Day assembly at 8:15 a.m. November 11th, where veterans and active-duty military members are honored with songs, words, multimedia presentations and artwork as well as a welcome breakfast. To prepare for this program students have a variety of learning experiences in their specials classes. Fifth-grade students research military jobs. They will visit with a guest speaker and research and create Brain Pop movies to be shared with veterans as a special gift. (These movies will also be uploaded to the Sanders Corner YouTube channel). Fifth-grade students helped to select music and create the script for the assembly.  All grade levels discuss the sacrifices and dedication of our military members. In art students created handmade artwork as gifts for visiting veterans. In physical education, students do military workout warm-ups in the month of November and discuss the physical and mental strength it takes to be a part of our military.

 

Sugarland Elementary

Sugarland will have a brief program honoring the veterans at Falcon’s Landing and the families and teachers who have served. Students will sing, read poems and greet veterans as they arrive by waving small flags. There will be refreshments for veterans after the program. 

 

Sycolin Creek Elementary

Sycolin Creek ES will be celebrating Veterans Day through an assembly on Monday, November 11th, beginning at 8:45 a.m. Veterans will be treated to student songs, essays, posters, thank you letters from the student council, speeches, and a slide show. The PTA will be creating a welcome breakfast. 

 

Tolbert Elementary

Tolbert’s fourth grade does a complete project-based learning curriculum for Veteran’s Day. Fourth-graders have a  Skype interview with active duty military (Captain Payton Case) and a Veteran Panel Q&A (students ask questions of panel members who are active duty or retired from the military). They create public gratitude products and on Tuesday, November 12th stage a Veteran’s Day assembly. The entire Tolbert community comes together to sing patriotic songs and celebrate our Veterans. Afterward, fourth-grade students will host a reception for veterans. The Tolbert community can view the gallery of gratitude public products.

 

Waxpool Elementary

Waxpool’s Veterans Day event will begin at 8:45 a.m. on November 11th with the entire school congregating in front of the building.  Veterans will be presented with the flag by local Boy and Girl Scouts. Veterans will raise the flag and lead students in the Pledge of Allegiance and “The Star Spangled Banner.” Veterans will then meet in the cafeteria for a reception. 

 

Middle Schools

Belmont Ridge

Belmont Ridge Middle School will be celebrating Veterans Day on Monday, November 11th, with a “Salute to Our Veterans” program at 9 a.m. Veterans and active-duty service members have been invited to greet students as they arrive to school. The program will be held after a continental breakfast provided by the PTO.

 

Eagle Ridge

On Wednesday, November 13th, from 6 to 8 p.m., Eagle Ridge Middle School will feature its diversity across the curriculums with “Sharing Our Strengths: Eagle Ridge Diversity Night.” The school will showcase any veteran staff members and veteran family members of staff and students through a display that night.

 

Harper Park

The History and Civics Department at Harper Park has organized a recognition and respect ceremony for the students and families in our community to honor Veterans Day. The department will display photographs and memorabilia from veterans related to our staff and family members as well as former students who are serving for the month of November. The department has also created a visual presentation for students to watch during our Advisory lesson on Monday, which will teach students about the history of Veterans Day and why we honor it.  After the presentation, each student will be given a flag to post around the exterior of the school to symbolize our thanks for the service and sacrifice of our veterans. Staff members who have served in the military will be presented with a thank you floral arrangement.  

J. Michael Lunsford

Lunsford is doing something new this year: hosting veterans in its 97 advisory classrooms for small group sessions, then having the veterans judge the posters created by each advisory. It also will be a red, white and blue spirit day.

 

Trailside Middle School

Trailside will be having a Veteran’s Day assembly at 11 a.m. on November 11th. The keynote speaker will be Judge Thomas Horne, a Marine Corps veteran. There also will be music featuring the band and choir and a presentation of colors. Trailside has recently been designated a Purple Star School and we will have veterans as well as active duty service members in attendance. 

 

High Schools

Dominion High School

Dominion High School’s recognition of Veterans Day includes special guest speaker General Dan Hughes, who is the father of a Dominion alumni, Daniel Hughes, and father-in-law to alumni and Dominion staff member Daisy Hughes. He will present to all Social Science Global Studies classes after a student-produced video presentation that features Dominion High School alumni who are serving or have served in our Armed Forces. Additionally, there will be a Wall of Honor in the foyer of the school where students and staff members can make a commemorative sign to honor family and friends who serve or have served in the military.  

 

Loudoun County High School

Loudoun County High School will dedicate its NJROTC annex to the memory of Army Captain James F. “Jimmy” Adamouski as part of the 10th anniversary of this program.

 

Captain Adamouski was killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq on April 2, 2003. He was 29, and the first West Point graduate to die in Iraq. The Loudoun County School Board voted to name the Naval JROTC Annex at Loudoun County High School in his honor.

 

There will be a program at 9 a.m. for the student body and at 11 a.m. for members of the Adamouski family, friends and fellow service members

 

Loudoun Valley High School

The Loudoun  Valley Veterans Club will hold its 20th annual Veterans Day program, “Honoring Veterans Service: Past and Present” at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on November 11th

 

Highlights include: guest speaker 2004 LVHS graduate, Major Andrew T. Cahan, U.S. Army; songwriter/LVHS teacher Dave Mininberg; the combined Loudoun Valley High School Choruses, Sign Language students, Symphonic and Chamber Orchestra and the Wind Ensemble.

 

The Veterans Club is collecting “Sweats for Vets” for Martinsburg, W.Va., Veterans Affairs hospital patients. Sweat set donations (sizes XL 2XL, and 3XL especially needed) can be dropped off at the Loudoun Valley High School main office by November 11th.

 

Rock Ridge High School

Rock Ridge Performing Arts, Rock Ridge Sings and the West Point Alumni Glee Club are teaming up for a production of “Johnny Vet:  Freedom Isn’t Free” on November 15th (at 7 p.m.) and 16th (2 p.m.) at Rock Ridge High School. “Johnny Vet” takes the audience on a tour of American military history from “the shot heard round the world” to the present-day global war on terrorism.  The West Point Alumni Glee Club is made up of alumni of the U.S. Military Academy who have been singing for veterans, service members and their families for more than 12 years in the Washington, D.C., area. The production marks the first time veterans and high school students have joined ranks to tell this story. 

 

Proceeds from the production benefit the Code of Support Foundation, which assists service members, veterans and military families who are struggling with transition into their civilian communities.

 

Woodgrove High School

The Students Assisting Veterans Club (S.A.V.) will once again be working to compile pictures and details of our staff members and their immediate family members who are/were veterans and then put this information in a slide show that will broadcast during the video morning announcements and will run on the hallway TVs throughout the building on Veterans Day.

 

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