How Algonquin Students are Honoring Veterans Day
A few ways Algonquin students are honoring America's vets today.
Today is Veterans Day and students across Algonquin will be honoring the men and women who have served our country. Here are just a few activities that some District 300 schools are doing:
ALGONQUIN LAKES ELEMENTARY
Algonquin Lakes students have all contributed to this year’s learning by making a Veteran’s Day A-B-C lesson in a DVD format. Every classroom was responsible for developing a short lesson about Veteran’s based on their chosen letter of the alphabet. This final 20 minute DVD will be shown to all students on Friday at 8:05 a.m. and then students will meet around the flagpole for our traditional Veteran’s Day Ceremony. Veteran family and friends of ALES students have been invited to be part of this special morning.
Students will have the privilege to participate with their peers at Dundee-Crown High School as they listen to, dialog with, and honor numerous veterans throughout the day. Each student at Oak Ridge School will have the opportunity to sign and write encouraging notes on a banner that will be sent to Marine Corps Base - Camp Pendleton, CA. The National Anthem will be played over the intercom as well as the anthem for each branch of our United States Armed Forces.
DUNDEE-CROWN HIGH SCHOOL
Dundee-Crown High will host six veterans, Adam Laluz from the Air force, Joseph Stanfill, Geraldo Delgado and Scott Komaromy from the Army, and Freddie Garcia and Patrick Green from the Marines are all veterans who have volunteered their time. These veterans, along with students, teachers and staff will be greeted by the drumline and color guard that will be playing music and waving American flags.
During the first five minutes of 1st Block, high school student Linnea Bettcher will sing the national anthem. Throughout the day, classes will be brought to the school’s auditorium and annex so that students may engage the veterans in a question and answer session. At the end of the day, trumpet players from the marching band will play “Taps” in honor of the men and women who have died defending our country. The goal for this day is to have students develop an appreciation for all that our veterans have done and will continue to do to protect the United States and our way of life.