FWCS Students Honor Veterans Day

Record Number: 19084
Displayed from: Nov 09, 2020 , until: Jan 09, 2021

Fort Wayne Community Schools will honor and celebrate Veterans Day – primarily remotely – with activities and events throughout the District. Schools will honor veterans in their families, perform patriotic music and plant flags on the school grounds.


Tuesday, Nov. 10

  • Franke Park Elementary School will livestream its Veterans Day celebration at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m., the school will host a veteran car parade.


Wednesday, Nov. 11

Elementary Schools

  • Students at Bloomingdale Elementary spent time learning about veterans and Veterans Day earlier this month. Students wrote letters to veterans, and they will be delivered to the VA on Veterans Day.
  • Brentwood Elementary will celebrate with a flag ceremony at 1 p.m. The 122nd Fighter Wing Base Honor Guard will conduct the ceremony at the flagpole outside of Brentwood. The ceremony will be livestreamed so students inside can watch.
  • Croninger Elementary students will produce a Veterans Day-themed newscast and will join in an all-school singing of the “Star Spangled Banner.”
  • Fairfield Elementary students and staff will wear red, white and blue. At 10:45 a.m., students will watch a video about the book America's White Table,” and a white table will be set up in the front hallways for students to view. All students will come out to the hall to sing Thank You Soldiers.
  • Harris Elementary students are encouraged to wear patriotic clothing in red, white and/or blue. Each classroom is learning about the history of Veterans Day through books and videos. Many classrooms are writing thank you letters to veterans in the community.
  • Harrison Hill Elementary students will participate in a virtual flag raising ceremony at 1 p.m.
  • Haley Elementary School students will learn about Veterans Day during class. The presentation will include slides dedicated to active and retired military members connected to staff members, photos of student work and student music. Families will also be able to view the presentation.
  • Indian Village Elementary third- and fourth-graders created a flag collage, and fourth-graders learned patriotic songs to celebrate Veterans Day. At 1:30 p.m., kindergarten students will read about the holiday and will make a patriotic hat or picture.
  • Northcrest Elementary students will watch a video including a read aloud of the book “Veterans: Heroes in Our Neighborhood,” an interview with Northcrest Administrative Assistant Steve Williamson, who is a veteran, and a slideshow of family members of students and staff who served.
  • Students at St. Joseph Elementary School will have a variety of activities to learning about Veterans Day. Students will read about Veterans Day story and then participate in other activities, including watching videos, writing letters and planting flags in the playground.
  • South Wayne Elementary will celebrate Veterans Day with a Zoom assembly at 2 p.m.
  • Students at Study Elementary School are participating in the Holiday Cards for Our Military Challenge. They have been writing letters and making cards to send to service men and women during the holiday season. The project will conclude on Nov. 11.
  • Towles Intermediate School students will write letters to veterans and produce a video to honor service members related to Towles staff and students.
  • Washington Center Elementary fifth-graders will Zoom with military veterans to thank them for their service and learn more about them. School staff will raise money for Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana. Other grade levels will have Veterans Day lessons integrated into their day and will be writing letters to veterans.
  • Waynedale Elementary will honor veterans by placing flags outside the school with a banner reading “Thank you, Veterans.” Students will write letters thanking veterans for their service. The letters will be given to staff with family members currently serving in the military, local VFW Post 857 and Shepherd’s House.
  • Weisser Park Elementary School will have a Veterans Day Zoom Town Meeting Assembly at 1 p.m.
  • Students at Whitney Young Early Childhood Center will read books about Veterans Day and write letters to veterans participating in a future Honor Flight.

Middle Schools

  • Blackhawk Middle School students are writing thank-you letters to veterans. Many will also make Flipgrid videos about family members or friends who are veterans.
  • Jefferson Middle School students will view a slideshow honoring veterans who are family and friends of students and staff. The presentation will include pre-recorded songs by the Jefferson band and choir. 


High Schools

  • North Side High School will start the day by playing “Reveille” and reading an excerpt of the Veterans Day Presidential Proclamation. All students in a social studies class will be provided with additional content around why Veterans Day is a holiday and how it came to be. The school day will end with playing “Taps.”
  • South Side High School will honor longtime teacher Ron Holmes, who died last year. At 9 a.m., Ron will be included in the school’s Vietnam Memorial for his contributions to South Side.
  • During lunch periods at Wayne High School, students will see a presentation featuring staff members who are veterans.


Thursday, Nov. 12

  • Lane Middle School will have a socially distanced assembly at 1:20 p.m. Only eighth-graders will attend the assembly, which will be recorded and sent to other grade levels to view after the gathering.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.