Van Hoosen Middle School Students Celebrate Veterans Day

Van Hoosen Middle School is pleased to announce a special silent dismissal and flagpole ceremony on Wednesday, November 11, to commemorate Veterans Day.

1326909352_free-veterans-day-picturesAt 2:05 p.m., approximately 900 Van Hoosen students and staff will exit the school building silently and then convene by the flagpole, thus occupying the entire bus loop. Featured guests include Air Force Lt. Col. Sara Blackmer and Army Lt. Col. Calvin Gross, both Van Hoosen parents, who will speak about the importance of honoring the sacrifices made by our service men and women, both past and present. Van Hoosen will also pay tribute to teacher Paul Jakey, a veteran of the armed forces, along with any additional veterans in attendance. The ceremony will conclude at 2:20 p.m. with the Van Hoosen 8th grade band playing patriotic marches.

In addition to the silent dismissal and flagpole ceremony, both featured speakers will address 8th Grade U.S. History students during an assembly at 12:35 p.m. in the school cafeteria. The presentation is open to the public, but reservations are required. Please call 248-726-4900.

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