Canon-McMillan School District Honors and Thanks All Veterans for Veterans Day 2021

(Pictured From Left to Right: Giada, Kylan, Brooklyn holding just some of the letters from the students...Obviously they couldn't hold one for every student at CIS!)
Posted On: Thursday, November 11, 2021

(Pictured From Left to Right: Giada, Kylan, Brooklyn holding just some of the letters from the students...Obviously they couldn't hold one for every student at CIS!)

Fifth and Sixth grade students of Cecil Intermediate School wrote letters to local veterans at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center and the H. John Heinz III Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center to thank them for their service. The letters will be delivered to the veterans receiving care at those local facilities on Veterans Day, November 11th. Cecil Intermediate Band Director Mrs. Grandstaff delivered the letters to the VA Hospital Voluntary Services office over last weekend so they had time to get them to the appropriate offices and prepare them for distribution.

Mr. Wolf, Iraq War Veteran, presents to Eighth Graders on Veterans DayNormally all of the elementary schools would have assemblies and ask students to invite a veteran that they knew or were related to so the schools could honor and thank them for their service. However because of COVID all of the schools still honor and thank veterans in their own ways, but everything has been scaled back. Borland Manor Elementary, for example, sent out a virtual celebration prepared by their Counselor Mrs. Ford, it can be found here. They are also participating in the Wreaths Across America Community Service Project. On December 17, 18, and 19, families are invited to participate in the wreath laying. Specific times and information regarding the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies can be found here. They value this community service endeavor for the rich teaching opportunities in giving back to the community.  South Central Elementary also always had a pretty big assembly for Veterans Day, but they are not this year. Each class did/is doing an activity and the chorus is singing. Principal Tomicek recorded the singing and posted it on her website and social media, it can also be found here. Hills-Hendersonville Elementary will honor veterans on November 11th by having the students submit names of veterans that will be displayed outside their school on the lawn. Canonsburg Middle School’s Mr. Wolf, eighth grade science teacher and Iraq War Veteran (pictured), does a presentation for all the eighth grade social studies classes on this day each year.  

 

Even though each school honors this day differently the message is clear: Canon-McMillan School District honors and thanks all veterans for their service!

 





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