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Hamilton schools to observe Veterans’ Day

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


Willow Springs Learning Center, W220 N6660 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls

Willow Springs 4K students, staff and families will honor veterans Nov. 9 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 Veterans’ Day and “To Honor America” performance Nov. 9 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 more than 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. 13 at 9:15 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 paper links decorated by students will be in the school lobby.
  • There will be a patriotic-themed concert Nov.14 performed by first grade students at 6 p.m. in the Maple Avenue gym.

Marcy Elementary School, W180 N4851 Marcy Road, Menomonee Falls

Marcy Elementary School will host its annual Veteran’s Day program Nov. 3 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Fifth grade Boy Scouts will present the colors. Fifth-graders will explain how respect is shown to veterans. Air Force Academy student, Ashlyn  Paulson, will be featured at the assembly. Paulson will talk about her experience with the Air Force. Debbie Kliese from the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight organization will share the importance of honoring our veterans through the Honor Flights. 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. 7. 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. 9 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at its 17th Annual Veterans’ Day Program. Visitors are asked to arrive at 8:15 a.m.
Air Force Sergeant First Class Ken Prieur, an active member of the Wisconsin Army National Guard, will give the Veteran’s Address. Prieur is currently assigned to the 54th Civil Support Team based in Madison. He has been in the Army for 23 years – 19 years on active duty. His overseas deployments include Bosnia, Nicaragua, Iraq and Egypt.

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 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 Nov. 6 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 Nov. 3 to RSVP.

Hamilton High School, W220 N6151 Town Line Road, Sussex 

“Taps” will be performed by a Hamilton High School trumpet player Nov. 9 before the daily announcements. Athletic-Activities Director Michael Gosz will read a commemorative passage about the historical significance of Veterans’ Day which will honor the brave service men and women. A moment of silence will be observed.