FWCS Students Remember Veterans Day

Record Number: 19269
Displayed from: Nov 09, 2021 , until: Jan 09, 2022

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

Week of Nov. 8

  • Bloomingdale Elementary students are learning facts about Veterans Day each day. On Thursday, students will have lessons on the holiday and participate in a writing contest on “What does it mean to be a Veteran?”
  • Memorial Park Middle School has a Yard Card posted on Maumee Avenue thanking veterans. Special morning announcements are made daily and students are learning more about Veterans Day in social studies classes.

Thursday, Nov. 11

Elementary Schools

  • At Abbett Elementary School student ambassadors will place 50 flags in front of the building to represent the 50 states defended by our veterans. Students and staff are encouraged to wear red, white and blue.
  • Brentwood Elementary will celebrate with a flag ceremony at 1 p.m. Members of the 122nd Fighter Wing will conduct the ceremony at the flagpole outside of Brentwood. The ceremony will be livestreamed so students inside can watch. Students are also encouraged to make thank you cards or write letters to veterans.
  • Croninger Elementary students will join in an all-school singing of the “Star Spangled Banner” at 2:30 p.m. Students will line the hallways, and family and friends who are veterans are invited to join and walk through the hallways as the students sing. Students and staff are encouraged to wear red, white and blue.
  • Throughout the week, Fairfield Elementary students will write letters to veterans, read books about Veterans Day and work on patriotic projects and songs. Students and staff are encouraged to wear red, white and blue on Veterans Day when students will place flags in the school yard.
  • Forest Park Elementary School’s choir recorded patriotic songs for a video to be sent to nearby nursing homes.
  • Glenwood Park Elementary will play patriotic music as students enter the building at the beginning of the day. Students and staff are encouraged to wear red, white, blue or camouflage. Each classroom will have a Veterans Day presentation, which will photographed or recorded to create a video to share with parents.
  • Irwin Elementary School will honor veterans in a program at 10 a.m. Prior to the program, veterans will be able to receive free haircuts, make overs, facials and manicures provided by JCPenney and Ravenscroft Beauty College beginning at 8:45 a.m. A hot, catered breakfast will be served at 9:15 a.m.
  • Students at Levan Scott Academy will wear red, white and blue. They will watch a video of their performances of patriotic songs.
  • Maplewood Elementary will have a Veterans Day parade around the circle drive at 10:15 a.m. Students and staff are encouraged to wear red, white and blue.
  • At Northcrest Elementary, students are writing letters and drawing pictures for veterans participating in Honor Flight in 2022.
  • Study Elementary School students and staff are creating an Honor Wall to recognize friends and family members who are veterans. The school’s walkway will be lined with flags, and students and staff are encouraged to wear red, white and blue.
  • Shambaugh Elementary will have an all-school assembly at 8:20 a.m. to learn about Veterans Day and its importance.
  • Towles Intermediate School will have a parade of family members who have served in the military. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and will be recorded to share with families.
  • Washington Center Elementary put together a recorded compilation of students presenting and singing patriotic songs, which they will watch on Veterans Day. Students and staff are also collecting supplies for the veterans at Shepherd’s House. 
  • Waynedale Elementary students are bringing in pictures of family veterans to hang on the school’s honor wall. At 9 a.m., Student Council members will lead a flag raising ceremony to be shown via Zoom to the rest of the school. Students are writing letters for veterans to be delivered to the local VFW post.
  • Weisser Park Elementary School will have a Veterans Day celebration at 9:15 a.m. featuring students’ loved ones who have served or are currently serving in the military.


Middle Schools

  • Blackhawk Middle School students are learning about veterans and their service in social studies classes and writing letters of appreciation to veterans. Students and staff are encouraged to dress in patriotic colors on Thursday.
  • Jefferson Middle School will begin the day with a recognition of Veterans Day in the courtyard at 8 a.m. Students will recite the pledge of allegiance and hear a short presentation on the importance of the holiday. The band will then play songs honoring veterans and America.
  • Portage Middle School students will learn about Veterans Day in social studies classes and will write letters to veterans who are family members or friends of students.


High Schools

  • During the two-hour delay on Wednesday, Nov. 10, students were asked to write about Veterans Day and veterans they know. They will share what they learned with classmates on Nov. 11.
  • South Side High School students are invited to participate in a Veterans Day writing and art contest.
  • Wayne High School special education students will write and send encouraging letters to those serving in the military. Classes meet at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wayne will also honor staff members who are veterans by reading biographies throughout the day highlighting where they served and how they contribute to the success of the school.

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.