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Veterans Day at HMS


The annual Veterans Day at Highland Middle School is one of the most exciting and heart-warming days of the school year. 
We at Highland Middle School are hoping that you mark your calendars, share this information with other Veterans and consider spending the school day with Highland Middle School students on Friday, November 10, 2017.  Why?  Because we
would love to learn from your Veteran experiences in class and then pause at the end of the day to honor all Veterans during a community assembly. 

For the details, please see below:

Event Date
Friday, November 10, 2017

Assembly Arrival Time   
1:25 PM

Assembly Start Time
1:30 PM

Location
Highland Middle School.  2813 State Route 160, Highland, Illinois 62249.

Contact
Liz Weder and/or Dawn Hubbard

Phone Contact
618.651.8800

Email Contact
eweder@highlandcusd5.org
or dhubbard@highlandcusd5.org

Event Parking
Please park in the south lot near the HMS gymnasium.

Entrance
Enter through the glass doors near the gym.

Assembly
At approximately 1:30 PM, we will host an all-school assembly in our gymnasium.  All Veterans are invited to attend.  We will have VIP seating for all Veterans in attendance  During our assembly, the chorus will sing, band will play, students will share a short interdisciplinary lesson, a local leader will introduce our main speaker--and the main speaker will provide us with a key-note speech.  At the end of the assembly, we have a tradition of having our student body shake hands with all Veterans.  In past years, approximately 200 local Veterans attend the assembly. 

End of Day
Around 2:40 pm, we will take a Veteran picture in the gymnasium.  Each year we have used this picture in our yearbook and display case.  Last year, we had around 250 Veterans in this picture.