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​CHERRY CREEK SCHOOLS TO HOST VETERANS WEEK NOVEMBER 6-10, 2017

All veterans and current military members are cordially invited to attend Veterans Week in Cherry Creek Schools, Nov. 6-10, 2017. Every school in the district will host an event or activity to honor those who have served or are serving our great nation.

"We are proud to honor our American heroes – these veterans and active duty servicemen and women – by inviting them into our schools and personally thanking them for their service," said Dr. Harry Bull, superintendent of Cherry Creek Schools. "What a powerful way for our students to learn important lessons about service, sacrifice and world history."

Veterans Week activities include assemblies, parades and classroom presentations. See the listing below for information on Veterans Week events throughout the district.

 

 

SchoolDateTimeEvent DetailsRSVP required?
Antelope Ridge ElementaryThurs., Nov. 98:10 a.m. & 1:55 p.m.Veterans in our community will be honored at two similar assemblies. Students will recognize our veterans by sharing work as well as songs.  No
Arrowhead ElementaryThurs., Nov. 91:45-2:45 p.m.Veterans will assemble, take part in a parade through the school, meet with students and proceed to the library for a reception.720-886-2800
Aspen Crossing ElementaryFri., Nov. 31:00-2:30 p.m.Aspen Crossing Elementary will host Grandparent's Day during lunch, followed by a Veterans Day Parade with Sky Vista Middle School and Middle School #11 from 1:00-1:30 p.m. The parade will be followed by a flag ceremony at Sky Vista Middle School from 1:45-2:30 p.m.No
Belleview ElementaryTues., Nov. 77:00-8:00 a.m.Our Veterans Day Breakfast will begin with a flag ceremony put on by the Cub Scouts. We will also distribute cards made by fifth-grade students for our honored guests. We have an Honor Wall, where pictures of veterans and their stories will be shared. 720-554-3100
Black Forest Hills ElementaryThurs., Nov. 91:15 p.m.From 1:15-2:15 p.m. we will hold a Veterans Day Assembly honoring veterans and current members of the Armed Forces. From 2:15-2:45 p.m. we will host a reception for honored guests and their families in our library.720-886-8901
Buffalo Trail ElementaryThurs., Nov. 98:30 a.m.The all-school assembly will feature a speaker from our community who is currently serving or has served in the military. We will honor our families' veterans with a photo slide show and our choir will perform. After the assembly, honored guests will enjoy a "Heroes Walk" around the building as students and staff cheer and clap for them.720-886-4008
Campus Middle SchoolThurs., Nov. 99:00 a.m.Campus Middle School will celebrate our nation's heroes with an assembly featuring student musical performances and student-produced videos.No
Canyon Creek ElementaryThurs., Nov. 91:30 p.m.Canyon Creek Elementary will be decorated with student artwork and essays. Honored guests will parade through the halls to an assembly featuring a Scouts flag ceremony, patriotic songs performed by our choir, a student-made quilt giveaway and patriotic sing-along. Students will present veterans and military members with a flag pin. No
Challenge SchoolThurs., Nov. 98:15-9:30 a.m.Fifth- through eighth-grade students select a Veterans Day elective course that meets daily from Sept. 18 to Nov. 9. They learn about the varied lives of veterans and our nation's Veterans Day traditions. Students then plan our culminating community breakfast on Nov. 9. Scouts will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and Challenge students will present brief expressions of gratitude.720-747-2132
Cherokee Trail High SchoolThurs., Nov. 912:00-1:00 p.m.Cougar Nation is proud to honor our nation's heroes with a Veterans Day luncheon for veterans and active-duty servicemen and women.  720-886-1940 
Cherry Creek High SchoolFri., Nov. 109:00-11:00 a.m.Cherry Creek High School will salute the service and sacrifice of local veterans, current military members and their families during a Veterans Day breakfast and program.720-554-2393
Cherry Hills Village ElementaryThurs., Nov. 27:00 p.m.Second-grade students will present a musical program, "I am American," to celebrate and thank those who have served or are serving to protect our country. Students will study and celebrate these courageous Americans whose deeds have defined patriotism throughout history. Students will also prepare a "Veterans Wall of Honor" featuring their parents, grandparents and other relatives who are veterans or active duty military members.720-747-2700
Cimarron ElementaryThurs., Nov. 98:10 a.m.Cimarron will host a Veterans Day Assembly and breakfast to honor veterans and active duty servicemen and women. The assembly will feature patriotic music, a performance by our fifth-grade students, recognition of staff members who are veterans and finally, a performance by our first-graders. After the assembly, honored guests will be treated to a light breakfast and will receive hand-written thank you notes.720-886-8149
Cottonwood Creek ElementaryThurs., Nov. 91:45 p.m.Cottonwood Creek will honor our nation's heroes with a Veterans Day Assembly featuring patriotic music, a powerful slide show and amazing stories of service shared by veterans and active-duty servicemen and women.  720-554-3200
Coyote Hills ElementaryThurs., Nov. 98:00 & 9:00 a.m.Coyote Hills will host two Veterans Day assemblies featuring a video presentation, a choir performance, recognition of honored guests from all branches of the military and student presentations around the theme "Veterans are Family." At the end of each assembly, veterans and active-duty military members will parade around the school as students hold signs and pass out cards. Festivities will wrap up with a breakfast and classroom presentations.No
Creekside ElementaryMon., Nov. 61:30 p.m.Veterans, military members and their families will be honored during a celebration that begins with a parade through the school, followed by a patriotic assembly to recognize their dedication and commitment, and finally a reception to thank them for their service.No
Dakota Valley ElementaryThurs., Nov. 91:30 p.m.Dakota Valley second-grade students will be featured in a school-wide program honoring veterans and military members for their service and sacrifice to our nation.No
Dry Creek ElementaryThurs., Nov. 97:30 a.m.-9:10 a.m.Veterans Day at Dry Creek begins with a continental breakfast for honored guests, followed by an all-school Appreciation Assembly and patriotic parade through the school to thank our veterans, military members and their families for their service to our country.720-554-3301
Eaglecrest High SchoolFri., Nov. 109:30 a.m.The Eaglecrest campus will be lined with flags to welcome veterans and active-duty servicemen and women to the school, where they will view a display of student artwork honoring veterans and enjoy brunch hosted by EHS Leadership students and prepared by students in the EHS Gourmet Foods Class. The celebration will focus on connecting students and veterans through conversation.720-886-1018
Eastridge Community ElementaryWed., Nov. 88:00 a.m.-2:15 p.m.The Eastridge Veterans Day celebration begins with breakfast for veterans, active duty military members and their families from 7 to 8 a.m. Then honored guests will parade through the school cheered on by students and staff. Some veterans will make classroom visits and students will participate in a Veterans Day bootcamp throughout the day, mirroring some of the ways military members prepare themselves physically to serve our country. 720-747-2200
Endeavor AcademyFri., Nov. 107:30-8:40 a.m.Endeavor leadership students are making cards for all students to sign, which will be presented to the three veterans on the Endeavor staff. Those veterans, as well as veterans and active-duty military members, will be honored during a celebration on Nov. 10.No
Falcon Creek Middle SchoolThurs., Nov. 99:30-10:00 a.m.SOAR and No Place for Hate student leaders will line the main hallway with flags and create an honor guard to welcome veterans, military members  and their families to a breakfast in their honor. The FCMS Choir will perform patriotic songs and honored guests will share their thoughts about service.720-886-7813
Fox Hollow ElementaryThurs., Nov. 91:00 p.m.Fox Hollow will kick off its Veterans Day celebration with a VIP tea from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. Then from 1:50 to 2:30 p.m., the school will hold an assembly to honor our nation's heroes. Students will parade past the veterans, our choir will perform and students from each grade level will be spotlighting a veteran.720-886-8700
Fox Ridge Middle SchoolWed., Nov. 81:30 & 2:45 p.m.Veterans and active-duty military members will be honored at two assemblies. A military guest speaker will talk about the importance of service and the FRMS band and choir will perform. Students will also be collecting care package items to send to active-duty service members who are currently deployed.720-886-4402
Grandview High SchoolFri., Nov. 107:30-9:30 a.m.Veterans and active-duty servicemen and women will be honored by Grandview High School students and staff during a reception that will feature displays about each honored guest.No
Greenwood ElementaryWed., Nov. 81:30-2:10 p.m.The Greenwood community will come together to honor veterans and current military members during an assembly featuring first- and third- grade students singing patriotic songs, two students reading their essays about what a veteran means to them and a schoolwide singalong celebrating unity.No
Heritage ElementaryThurs., Nov. 97:45-9:15 a.m.Heritage will kick off its Veterans Day celebration with a continental breakfast for veterans and active-duty military members, followed by an assembly featuring a flag ceremony and patriotic songs. Veterans will have the opportunity to speak and the school will also recognize students who have demonstrated behaviors consistent with the ideals held by servicemen and women. 720-554-3501
High Plains Elementary Wed., Nov. 8All DayVeterans and active duty military members will visit individual classrooms to talk with students who have been studying different Veterans Day themes at each grade level.720-554-3605
Highline Community ElementaryWed., Nov. 88:30 a.m.Highline's Veterans Day celebration begins with a continental breakfast for honored guests. During breakfast, different groups of students will present songs, poems and thank you cards to honored guests. Afterward, veterans and active duty military members are invited to visit individual classrooms to talk with students.No
Holly Ridge Primary and Holly Hills ElementaryWed., Nov. 88:45-9:45 a.m.The entire school will gather in the gymnasium at Holly Hills for an assembly to honor veterans visiting from American Legion Post #1. The Color Guard will lead the assembly with the National Anthem. The Hollys Choir will perform, students will share projects that they've created to honor veterans and a spokesperson from the American Legion will address the students. The assembly will conclude when students present the American Legion with a school art project to be displayed back at the post.No
Homestead ElementaryThurs., Nov. 98:15 a.m.Veterans, current military members and their families will be honored during an indoor-outdoor assembly featuring the raising of the flag, the Pledge of Allegiance, the Homestead Choir singing the National Anthem, the introduction of honored guests and patriotic songs. After the assembly, refreshments will be served in the cafeteria.720-554-3700
Horizon Middle SchoolMon., Nov. 67:30 a.m., 8:50 a.m., 9:50 a.m. & 10:50 a.m.Horizon Community Middle School kicks off its Veterans Day celebrations with a 7:30 a.m. breakfast honoring our nation's heroes. Afterward, honored guests will proceed to the large gym for student assemblies at 8:50, 9:50, and 10:50 a.m. Guest speakers will include Horizon staff members who have proudly served our country.No
Independence ElementaryThurs., Nov. 98:15-9:30 a.m.The Independence Student Council will escort honored guests through the school for a Veterans Parade, followed by visits to individual classrooms where guests will talk with students and enjoy a slideshow in their honor. The celebration will wrap up with a reception, refreshments and a patriotic performance by the Independence Choir.720-886-8200
Indian Ridge ElementaryThurs., Nov. 91:30 p.m.Indian Ridge students, staff and community members will honor veterans and active duty servicemen and women during an all-school assembly followed by a patriotic parade through the school and a reception in the cafeteria.720-886-8414
Instructional Support FacilityWed., Nov. 810:00 a.m.During Veterans Week ISF will display a Wall of Honor featuring our veterans, family members who are veterans and current active-duty military members with photos and stories of their service. ISF will also host a reception for employees on Nov. 8 in the ISF lobby.No
Laredo Middle SchoolThurs., Nov. 910:00 a.m.Laredo Middle School students and staff will pay tribute to our nation's heroes during a celebration featuring refreshments, a performance by the LMS Choir, flag pin presentations and the opportunity for small groups of students to talk with veterans and active-duty military members.No
Liberty Middle SchoolWed., Nov. 89:00-10:30 a.m.Veterans, active-duty servicemen and women and their families will be honored during a Veterans Week breakfast and celebratory assembly featuring student speakers and performances by the band, orchestra and choir.720-886-2410  
Meadow Point ElementaryMon., Nov. 61:30-2:30 p.m.Meadow Point Elementary invites veterans and current military members to a reception and assembly in their honor. Third-graders will sing as honored guests enter the gym, Girl Scouts will present the colors and the Meadow Point Choir will perform the National Anthem. Honored guests will be introduced, students will read poems they have written and a moment of silence will honor those who have fallen.720-886-8600
Mission Viejo ElementaryWed., Nov. 87:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Mission Viejo's 11th Annual Veterans Day Celebration begins with breakfast for honored guests and their families followed by a patriotic, all-school assembly. After the assembly, veterans and current military members are invited to visit classrooms to talk with students. The festivities conclude with a luncheon. Veterans and active duty servicemen and women may participate some or all activities and are asked to RSVP by Nov. 6. 720-886-8002
Mountain Vista ElementaryMon., Nov. 68:00 a.m.Veterans and active-duty military members will be celebrated during a Veterans Day assembly featuring a Boy Scout Color Guard, students describing what veterans mean to them and a schoolwide musical presentation. Veterans Brandon Lane and Jesse Robinson, both members of the MVE community, will share their stories. The festivities will culminate with a patriotic parade through the school.presidentMVpto@gmail.com
Overland High SchoolMon., Nov. 68:45 a.m. Breakfast, 10:00 a.m. AssemblyOverland will be contine its tradition of recognizing local veterans and active-duty servicemen and women through a breakfast reception and a schoolwide celebration. The assembly will open with a spectacular collaboration of 250 talented Performing Arts Blazers. Brigadier General Floyd Dunstan of the Colorado Air National Guard, who is a member of Overland's first graduating class, will be our keynote speaker. 2008 OHS graduate and veteran Jonathan Ruffin will perform.720-747-3872
Peakview Elementary Mon., Nov. 67:30-9:00 a.m.Peakview will kick off its Veterans Week celebration with a breakfast for veterans, current military members and their families, followed by a patriotic, all-school assembly to celebrate our honored guests.720-886-3100
Pine Ridge Elementary Fri., Nov. 107:45-9:00 a.m.Pine Ridge students will decorate their school and create a Wall of Honor to recognize local veterans and active-duty servicemen and women. The school will host a Veterans Day breakfast for honored guests, followed by a patriotic assembly and a parade through the school. Veterans will leave with a goodie bag but are invited to stay and talk to our third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students.720-886-8802
Polton Community ElementaryThurs., Nov. 91:20 p.m.Veterans are being invited into the school from 9:30 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. to visit classrooms, share stories and enjoy refreshments. Then honored guests will enjoy a  complimentary lunch with their family at school before attending an all-school assembly honoring their service. Students are creating posters to show what veterans mean to them. The posters will be hung in the gym where the assembly will be held.720-747-2600
Ponderosa Elementary Thurs., Nov. 98:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m.Ponderosa Elementary will be hosting an open house to honor our nation's heroes. Veterans and current military members may visit our school and classrooms anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. In addition, students will be participating in an essay contest, and a primary and intermediate winner will be selected.    No
Prairie Middle SchoolThurs., Nov. 98:30-10:30 a.m.Prairie Middle School will celebrate veterans and active duty servicemen and women with a Veterans Day breakfast and "Thank You" performance featuring student speakers and musical groups. For more information, please visit our website at http://prairie.cherrycreekschools.org/.720-747-3060
Red Hawk Ridge ElementaryThurs., Nov. 912:30 & 1:35 p.m.Red Hawk Ridge will honor those who serve and have served during  two Veterans Day assemblies. The choir will perform, and in a special video presentation, students will explain what veterans mean to them. Students will also present veterans and military members with artwork they have created for this occasion. 720-886-3800
Rolling Hills ElementaryTue., Nov. 77:30 a.m.Veterans and active duty military members will enjoy a continental breakfast and inspirational video in the library at 7:30 a.m. before being escorted into the gym for an Honor Assembly at 8:15 a.m. After the Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem, our honored guests will be introduced and tell a little bit about themselves. The Honor Assembly will wrap up with student readings and patriotic musical performances.720-886-3400
Sagebrush ElementaryThurs., Nov. 91:00 p.m.Veterans, active-duty servicemen and women and their families are invited to a Veterans Day dessert reception followed by an all-school assembly in their honor featuring student speakers and musical performances aimed at thanking our nation's heroes for their service and sacrifice.No
Sky Vista Middle School and Middle School #11Fri., Nov. 31:00-2:15 p.m.Sky Vista Middle School, Middle School #11, and Aspen Crossing Elementary School will be hosting our Fifth Annual Veterans Appreciation Hometown Parade and Flag Ceremony celebrating all veterans and active duty personnel. Students, staff and community members will participate in the parade that begins at Aspen Crossing Elementary School and ends at Sky Vista Middle School where the Flag Ceremony will be held. Please see our website for the parade route and further information:  http://skyvista.cherrycreekschools.org. 720-886-4710 
Smoky Hill High SchoolTues., Nov. 78:00-10:00 a.m.Smoky Hill High School will celebrate our nation's heroes with a Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast and Thank You Ceremony. The celebration will include a display of military vehicles outside the school and a display of military artifacts and memorabilia inside the school. No
Summit ElementaryTues., Nov. 78:00-9:15 a.m.Summit Elementary students and staff will salute our nation's veterans and active-duty servicemen and women during a Veterans Day Breakfast hosted by PTCO, followed by a patriotic assembly featuring our Cub Scouts leading the Pledge of Allegiance, our kindergarteners singing the National Anthem, musical presentations by our first- through fifth-graders and a poem presented by the Heritage Club.720-886-6400
Sunrise ElementaryThurs., Nov. 98:30 & 9:30 a.m.Sunrise Elementary will salute our nation's heroes with two Veterans Day Assemblies in their honor. The assemblies will feature a guest speaker, choir performance, a poetry recitation and acknowledgement of the men and women who have served and still serve.720-886-2900
Thunder Ridge Middle SchoolFri., Nov. 1011:30 a.m.Veterans and current military members from the Thunder Ridge Community are invited to a Veterans Day Luncheon in their honor. Students will share their written words about our nation's heroes and the Thunder Ridge band and orchestra will perform.720-886-1505
Timberline ElementaryMon., Nov. 66:45 a.m. Breakfast, 8:10 a.m. ParadeTimberline Elementary will pay tribute to America's veterans and active-duty servicemen and women during a Veterans Day Breakfast beginning at 6:45 a.m., followed by a patriotic parade through the school, starting at 8:10 a.m.720-886-3200
Trails West ElementaryMon., Nov. 138:15-9:00 a.m.Trails West Elementary would like to say a heartfelt "Thank You" to all of our veterans and current military members during a patriotic assembly featuring songs from our choir and students reading the ABC's of the military. No
Village East ElementaryWed., Nov. 89:00-10:30 a.m.Village East Elementary will be decorated with student artwork honoring our nation's heroes in anticipation of our Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast, which will feature a performance by the Village East Choir. Then honored guests will be invited to visit individual classrooms to talk with students. 720-747-2000
Walnut Hills Community ElementaryThurs., Nov. 98:30-11:00 a.m.Walnut Hills Elementary will welcome veterans and current military members to a Veterans Day Breakfast and Parade, followed by a patriotic assembly featuring students singing songs, a slideshow and introductions of our honored guests.720-554-3800
West Middle SchoolThurs., Nov. 99:00, 9:45 & 10:30 a.m.West Middle School will kick off its Veterans Day celebration with WEB leaders and NJHS students waving flags outside the school. Three grade-level assemblies will be held featuring student speeches and performances by the band, choir and orchestra. In addition, sixth-grade students are participating in a tribute card project, seventh-grade students are completing a veterans history project and eighth-grade students are taking part in an essay competition on "What Freedom Means to Me." Finally, the school is raising money to sponsor a service dog for a veteran dealing with PTSD.720-554-5153
Willow Creek ElementaryThurs., Nov. 9All DayWillow Creek Elementary has planned a full day of festivities to honor our nation's heroes on Veterans Day. Students have made red poppies which will cover the school's front lawn. Displays throughout the school will honor family and community members who are veterans or active duty military. Honored guests will be welcomed to classrooms during the day and to a patriotic all-school assembly at 1:30 p.m. featuring an Honor Guard and guest speaker from Buckley Air Force Base. A cake and coffee reception will conclude the celebration.720-554-3903

 

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