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Clay schools slated to honor veterans this week

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Veterans Day will take place Thursday and all schools within the Clay Community School Corporation have several activities planned for the day.

Eastside Elementary School Principal Mary Ray told The Brazil Times students at the school were asked to bring in names of veterans they know.

Those names will be read aloud by fifth-graders and immediately following the name reading, a bell will be rung. The program is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.

She added the fifth-graders would perform songs.

"The kids kind of plan it," Ray said. "They do a good job with it."

Clay City Jr./Sr. High School Principal Jeff Bell said his school and Clay City Elementary are teaming together for a program.

Bell said the program, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., will include music and guest speaker, Brazil National Guard Armory Staff Sgt. SSG Mike Ames.

Prior to the program, veterans are invited to the elementary school for a breakfast from 8:45-9:45 a.m., in addition to a brief tour of the building.

"They've done a great job," Bell said in reference to the planning of the program.

The Van Buren Elementary School program will take place from 9-10:30 a.m., Wednesday.

VBES Instructional Assistant Carol Weaver told The Times a speaker will be present and the school will present colors. She said a flag ceremony would take place as well as a PowerPoint presentation.

In addition, the fourth- and fifth-grade choirs will perform.

"We've had quite a few veterans call in to say they are coming," Weaver said.

The Staunton Elementary School program is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m., Thursday. The public is invited to a program that will feature the Jackson Township Community Band.

Forest Park Elementary School Title 1 Building Coordinator Debbie Zimmerman said the school has plans for a 9 a.m., Thursday, program.

She said the program will begin with the pledge, led by student council members, and then the singing of the National Anthem.

From there, the fifth-graders will present a skit and guest speaker, Staff Sgt. Richard Tryon from the 181st Division in Terre Haute will talk to the students.

The school also plans to conduct a poster contest for all students in the gymnasium.

Meridian Elementary School plans to have students taking part in activities throughout the day.

Officials said students would learn about veterans as well as color pictures of the flag. They added some classes would have military personnel speakers while also honoring veterans within students' families.

Jackson Township Elementary School Principal Jeff Fritz said the school plans a luncheon for veterans, set to begin at 12:15 p.m., Thursday.

A program will also begin at 1:15 p.m., featuring a local World War II veteran.

"We're going to be talking about the importance of World War II and the greatest generation," Fritz said.

North Clay Middle School Principal Jeff Allen said the school plans to recognize veterans with a brunch and program.

"We always have a pretty big program," Allen said. "We're inviting veterans to come to the program and the students are asking the veterans to be their guests."

Allen said the brunch has been set for 10-10:45 a.m., and the program will take place in the school gymnasium from 11-11:45 a.m.

Cumberland Academy Principal Lisa Showalter said the school is still in the process of looking for a guest speaker.

"We have no one lined up yet," she said, adding the school will have either a guest speaker or will offer videos for the students to watch.

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