Hamilton schools to observe Veteran’s Day

Hamilton School District students, staff and families will observe Veteran’s Day with a variety of activities at school.American flag

Willow Springs Learning Center, W220 N6660 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls
Willow Springs 4K students, staff and families will honor veterans Nov. 11 with programs beginning at 10:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. that include a “wall of bricks” highlighting the names of veterans who are part of the Willow Springs family. A program including stories, songs and presentation of flags to veterans by their 4K child will mark the occasion. Students are invited to wear red, white and blue for the program.

Lannon Elementary School, 7145 N. Lannon Road, Lannon
Lannon Elementary School will host a Veteran’s Day and “To Honor America” performance Nov. 11 at 9:30 a.m. for students and the community. The event will feature patriotic songs and a parade through school to celebrate veterans and those serving the Armed Forces. Lannon will continue its 20-year tradition of creating a thank you banner and writing thank you letters that will be delivered to the Veterans’ Administration Hospital in Milwaukee.

Maple Avenue Elementary School, W240 N6059 Maple Avenue, Sussex
Maple Avenue Elementary School students and staff have several activities planned to honor veterans.

  • All students and staff will wear red, white and blue for a program to honor veterans Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. in the gymnasium with students performing songs for honored guests and visitors. Coffee and treats will be served at a small reception following the program.
  • A Veteran’s Day themed display created from red, white and blue flag hearts decorated by students will be in the school lobby.
  • There will be a patriotic-theme concert Nov.10 for First grade students.

Students created patriotic posters during art class for a Kohl’s Corporate Veteran’s Day program as part of their community outreach. Veterans attending the program will have the opportunity to take one of the posters home.

Marcy Elementary School, W180 N4851 Marcy Road, Menomonee Falls
Marcy Elementary School will host its annual Veteran’s Day program Nov. 11 beginning at 9:15 a.m. Fifth grade Boy Scouts will present the colors. Fifth-graders will explain how respect is shown to veterans. Army veteran Erik Rusch will present at the assembly. Bob Pfeifer from the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight organization will share the importance of honoring our veterans through the Honor Flights.

Marcy’s honored guest this year is Joe Demler who was featured on the cover of Life Magazine in 1945 as a young prisoner of war. Marcy students will raise money to send veterans on future Honor Flights.

Woodside Elementary School, W236 N7465 Woodside Road, Sussex
Woodside is planning its annual Veteran’s Day music celebration beginning at 9 a.m. on Nov. 10. The event includes:

  • a flag ceremony by Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts;
  • an “Honor Wall” featuring photographs of veterans who are relatives of Woodside students;
  • several patriotic songs sung by first grade students; and
  • an “Armed Forces medley” in which veterans in the audience will stand to receive student applause.

Templeton Middle School, N59 W22490 Silver Spring Drive, Sussex
Templeton Middle School will recognize the contributions of American veterans Nov. 4 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at its 16th Annual Veteran’s Day Program. Visitors are asked to arrive at 8:15 a.m.

Sergeant First Class Rob Kubowski, who was stationed in Baghdad from 2006 to 2007, will give the Veteran’s Address. Kubowski now helps veterans with legal issues as a senior paralegal with the Army Reserves.

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.

  • Student Council President will lead the “Pledge of Allegiance.”
  • Eighth Grade Chorus and Eighth Grade Band will perform patriotic songs.
  • 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 Oct. 31 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 x4145 or x4147 by Oct. 31 to RSVP.

Hamilton High School, W220 N6151 Town Line Road, Sussex
“Taps” will be performed by a Hamilton High School trumpet player Nov. 11 before the daily announcements. Athletic-Activities Director Michael Gosz will read a commemorative passage about the historical significance of Veteran’s Day which will honor the brave service men and women. A moment of silence will be observed.