Photo ID: from left (front row) Barb Ring, Sarah Plamann, Cathy Romanski, Rebecca Cochran, Tracy Krenek, (second row) Joy Cony, Jeanne Kolb, Lisa Goforth, Mary Zgonc, Renee Waldow, Michelle Schultz, Patricia Coburn, Mary Kuriga, Kristin Koeper-Hamblin, (back row) Brendan Barrett, Brian Latus, Amanda Magalska, Christina Garley, DeMaris Gill, Kristin Leaman, Michael Fraundorf and Debbie Grove.
Twenty lucky Maple Avenue Elementary School teachers received $50 gift cards to Walmart, thanks to the Walmart Foundation’s Teacher Reward Program. Pewaukee Walmart store manager Brendan Barrett, along with community involvement associates Barb Ring and Joy Cony, surprised Maple Avenue teachers at their faculty meeting in October to announce that their school was chosen to receive a total of $1,000 in gift cards to purchase classroom supplies, snacks and items their students might need.
“We know that you care for our children and treat them as your own,” Barrett told the teachers. “Walmart’s Teacher Rewards program is designed to help offset the money that you spend out of your own pockets for classroom supplies.”
After announcing the program, Barrett randomly drew the names of 20 Maple Avenue teachers who each received a $50 gift card. Through the Teacher Reward Program, Walmart provided $5 million to more than 100,000 teachers across the U.S. in 2014.
Woodside Elementary School students and staff will recognize the contributions of the nation’s veterans Nov. 11 beginning at 9 a.m. with a music program in the gymnasium.
The program will feature:
• a flag ceremony by Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts;
• a play by first grade students commemorating the 200th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner”;
• several patriotic songs by first grade students; and
• an “Armed Forces Medley” in which veterans in the audience stand so students can applaud for them.
Woodside Elementary School is located at W236 N7465 Woodside Rd., Sussex.
Marcy Elementary School will host a Veterans Day celebration Nov. 11 from 1 p.m. to1:45 p.m. for students and veterans. Students will sing patriotic songs and fifth grade students will read speeches about the origins of Veterans Day. Korean War Veteran Stan Larson will speak to the students about his Honor Flight experience, highlighting the honor and significance of the program.
Marcy students will raise money Nov. 11-21 for future Honor Flights. Marcy will continue its tradition of creating thank you banners and cards for veterans. Items will be delivered to the local Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Veterans’ Administration facilities in Milwaukee and King, Wisc.
Marcy Elementary School is located at W180N 4851 Marcy Road, Menomonee Falls.
Templeton Middle School will recognize the contributions of American veterans Nov. 7 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at its 14th Annual Veterans’ Day Program.
World War II Navy Veteran Julian Plaster will give the Veteran’s Address. Plaster, who served from 1942 to 1945, was involved in three main island invasions – the Gilbert, Marshall and Mariana Islands. After the war he returned to Milwaukee where he worked and raised a family. In 2011 he was a participant in the Stars & Stripes Honor Flight and was featured on the video, “Honor Flight – One Last Mission.”
A ceremonial laying of the wreaths will honor soldiers who became prisoners of war or missing in action. Guest veterans who attend the program will be individually introduced and their military service recognized.
Students will honor the country’s veterans during the ceremony as well.
- The Student Council President will lead the “Pledge of Allegiance.”
- The Eighth Grade Chorus and Eighth Grade Band will perform a patriotic song
- The Patriotic Essay Contest winner will read his or her essay .
Music teacher Jaye Mier is coordinating a video production that will feature photos of military personnel and veterans who are related to Templeton students. The video will play continuously in the school lobby starting Nov. 3 and will be featured during the ceremony.
Following the program, honored veterans will be invited to participate in a small reception in the Large Group Area. All veterans and public officials are invited to attend. Please call the school at (262) 246-6477 by Nov. 5.
Templeton Middle School is located at N59 W22490 Silver Spring Drive, Sussex.
Willow Springs Learning Center 4-year-old kindergartners, staff and families will honor veterans and military personnel Nov. 11 with a program including stories, singing and presentation of flags to veterans by their 4K child. The programs begin at 10:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. for students in morning and afternoon kindergarten, respectively.
Willow Springs staff members introduce concepts of patriotism and respect for country and military personnel. They help young students understand how their honored guests keep our country protected and safe.
Willow Springs Learning Center is located at W220 N6660 Town Line Rd., Menomonee Falls.
Lannon Elementary School will host a Veterans Day celebration Nov. 11 from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. for students and the community. All students will participate in some manner by singing songs, performing a skit or sharing a video. Korean War veteran and school volunteer Thomas Kavanaugh will speak at the event. Lannon will continue its tradition of creating a thank you banner and delivering it Nov. 7 to the Veterans’ Administration Hospital in Milwaukee.
Lannon Elementary School is located at 7145 N. Lannon Rd., Lannon.