Honoring our Heroes since 2011

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    2021 Veterans Week

    The Cherry Creek School District is committed to honoring our heroes, the active service members and veterans who've sacrified to ensure our freedom, our happiness and our safety. Our schools have put together breakfasts, parades, concerts and more -- see the list below to find a school near you! Please note that some schools require an RSVP.

     

    Altitude Elementary

    Friday, November 5, 2021 | 1 p.m.

    Altitude Elementary, Fox Ridge Middle School and Cherokee Trail High School students will particpate in a .6 mile-long parade through the Southshore neighborhood to honor America's heroes. Veterans, active duty military members and first responders are invited to enjoy food and beverages in the heroes hospitality tent.

    No RSVP required.

    Antelope Ridge Elementary

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 8:20 a.m.

    Antelope Ridge Elementary students will hold a "reverse" Veterans Day parade. They will be outside the school with signs and flags to cheer on our veterans and active military as they drive through our school's bus lane and drop-off lane.

    No RSVP required.

    Arrowhead Elementary

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 2 p.m.

    Arrowhead Elementary is proud to host a Veterans Day to honor our heroes. It will be outside if the weather is nice, inside in case of inclement weather. After the parade, honored guests can enjoy light refreshments during a reception in their honor.

    RSVP required. Please contact 720-886-2800.

    Aspen Crossing Elementary

    Friday, November 5, 2021 | 1:30-2:15 p.m.

    Aspen Crossing Elementary will hold its annual Veterans Day parade in conjunction with Sky Vista Middle School and Eaglecrest High School. Students will parade from Aspen Crossing to Sky Vista where there will be a short ceremony to honor our veterans and active military members.

    No RSVP required.

    Belleview Elementary

    All week | 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

    Belleview Elementary School's Student Council is sponsoring a week of celebration to honor veterans and active military members in our community. Every Belleview student will be writing and sharing a card with a local hero. In addition, veterans are invited to Belleview throughout the day on Nov. 11 to visit classrooms and talk with students.

    No RSVP required.

    Black Forest Hills Elementary

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 8:30 a.m.

    Black Forest Elementary will celebrate our nation's heroes with a patriotic parade through the school, followed by a reception where several students will share their writings they have done for Veterans Day.

    RSVP required. Please contact 720-886-8900.

    Buffalo Trail Elementary

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 9-10:30 a.m.

    Veterans and active military members and their families are invited to an assembly featuring the Buffalo Trail choir and guest speakers. Honored guests are encouraged to tour the school to see the student projects and displays marking Veterans Day.

    RSVP required. Please contact 720-886-4000.

    Canyon Creek Elementary

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 |

    Please visit the Canyon Creek Elementary website, https://www.cherrycreekschools.org/canyoncreek, to enjoying recordings of patriotic songs performed by the Canyon Creek Choir.

    No RSVP required.

    Challenge School

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 8:20-9:30 a.m.

    Challenge School minicourse students will host a Veterans Day breakfast and short program for veterans and active military members from the Challenge community and from Windsor Gardens.

    RSVP required. Please contact 720-747-2100.

    Cherry Hills Village Elementary

    Thursday, November 4, 2021 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

    Cherry Hills Village Elementary invites local veterans to attend a light breakfast in the cafeteria at 8:30 a.m., followed by a program titled "We Honor You," which will be performed by our second grade studnets in our gym. Our second graders will perform again at 7 p.m. We ask that only students and family members who have an honored guest attending join for the morning breakfast and program. All families and friends of second graders are welcome to attend the evening performance.

    RSVP required. Please contact 720-747-2700.

    Cimarron Elementary

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 9 a.m.

    Cimarron Elementary students will honor America's heroes with a video showcasing what each grade level has been doing to learn about and celebrate the contributions of our veterans and active military personnel. Students in kerdergarten through fifth grade will share their artwork, letter writing and spoken word work. Our music students will also perform songs honoring the five branches of the military. The video compilation of schoolwide activities will be sent to our community and viewed in every classroom in our school.

    No RSVP required.

    Cottonwood Creek Elementary

    Monday, November 8, 2021 | 8:30-10:30 a.m.

    We invite local veterans and active military members to tour our “Hall of Heroes” and spend time connecting with students in our classrooms. During this time, students will have an opportunity to introduce their honored guest, who will have the opportunity to share a little about themselves with the class - their branch of service, what they did in the service, etc.  8:30-9 a.m.: Kindergarten and first grade classroom visits and tour. 9:15-9:45 a.m.: Second and third grade classroom visits and tour. 10-10:30 a.m: Fourth and fifth grade classroom visits and tour. Our PTCO will be providing "We are Grateful" goodie bags to our veterans.

    RSVP required, via our website, https: //www.cherrycreekschools.org/cottonwoodcreek, or 720-554-3200.

    Coyote Hills Elementary

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 8:30-9:30 a.m.

    Coyote Hills Elementary fifth-graders will host a community assembly featuring a color guard presentation and musical performances. After the assembly, veterans and active military members are invited to our  classrooms to speak with students.

    No RSVP required.

    Creekside Elementary

    Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | See grade level times below

    Creekside Elementary looks forward to continuing our great tradition of honoring our heroes. Veterans and current Armed Forces members are invited to our Veterans Day open house. During this time, veterans will visit classrooms and talk with our students. They will also have the opportunity to tour our “Heroes Hallway,” filled with student writing pieces. Our schedule will be: 8:15-8:45 a.m.: kindergarten and fourth grade classroom visits and tour. 9-9:30 a.m.: first and third grade classroom visits and tour. 9:45-10:15 a.m.: second and fifth grade classroom visits and tour.

    RSVP required. Please contact 720-886-3500.

    Dakota Valley Elementary

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 1:30 p.m.

    Second grade students will perform a medley of patriotic songs. The performance will be livestreamed to classrooms. Veterans and second grade parents are invited to attend in person. Students who have a veteran attending can watch the performance with them in the gym.

    No RSVP required.

    Dry Creek Elementary

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 8:30-9:15 a.m.

    Dry Creek will host a student showcase honoring America's heroes. Each grade level will take turns showing appreciation and honoring veterans through songs, essays, artwork, letter writing and more. The event is open to all veterans in the community but there will be limited seating for parents and community members.

    No RSVP required.

    Eastridge Community Elementary

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 8:40 a.m.-2:35 p.m.

    A group of veterans from the VFW Auxilliary Post #1 will be presenting a short flag folding demonstration first thing in the morning. During Integrated Arts time, students will be in a rotation of activities including making cards, writing letters and drawing pictures for honored guests.

    RSVP required. Please contact Monica at 720-747-2200.

    Fox Hollow Elementary School

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Fox Hollow Elementary students will celebrate our nation's heroes with a parade through the building followed by a reception in their honor. Students will also compile a video about the veterans or active military members in their family or community.

    RSVP required. Please contact 720-886-8700.

    Greenwood Elementary

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | All Day

    We will be sharing a recorded virtual presentation of all Greenwood students in kindergarten through fifth grade performing a patriotic song and talking about Veterans Day projects they worked on in class.

    No RSVP required.

    Highline Community Elementary

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 1:40-2:30 p.m.

    Highline Community Elementary students will honor veterans and active military members with a patriotic assembly featuring student and guest speakers.

    No RSVP required.

    High Plains Elementary

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 8:30-10 a.m.

    High Plains Elementary will host a Veterans Day breakfast for veterans, current service members and their families. Afterward, honored guests are invited to visit classrooms and talk with students about their military service.

    RSVP required. Please contact Jessie Sebourn at 720-554-3603.

    Holly Ridge Primary and Holly Hills Elementary

    All week | Times vary throughout the week

    The Hollys will honor America's heroes with a variety of activities throughout the week. Both schools will display their “Veterans Wall of Honor” featuring pictures and information about veterans in our community. Every class will connect virtually with local veterans from American Legion LCW Post 1. Veterans will share their military story and experience. Students and staff will have interactive video discussions with our veteran visitors. In addition, students will take virtual tours of national monuments, museums and battlefields. The VFW Women’s Auxiliary will visit our third graders to share a presentation about our flag and the flag folding ceremony. We will record and post the visit for all to see.

    RSVP required. Please contact 720-747-2500.

    Homestead Elementary

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 |

    Homestead Elementary students will record interviews with veterans and active duty personnel they know. The interviews and several choir songs will be blended into a video for the whole school to view on Nov. 11. In addition, students will be creating cards of appreciation for veterans to be delivered to the VA Hospital in Aurora.

    No RSVP required.

    Independence Elementary

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 |

    Students will be writing letters and cards to send to veterans. We will have a video celebration of veterans including a presentation by our choir. The video will be shared with classes and sent to the community. Grade levels have the option to visit with a veteran virtually in their classrooms.

    No RSVP required.

    Indian Ridge Elementary

    Monday, November 8, 2021 | 8:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

    Indian Ridge Elementary students in kindergarten through fifth grade will decorate luminary class jars for the Colorado Freedom Memorial.

    RSVP required. Please call the main office for a specific time that a classroom will be decorating their jars.

    Meadow Point Elementary

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | All Day

    We will be posting virtual messages and celebrations for our veterans on our school website, https://www.cherrycreekschools.org/meadowpoint. Students will also have option to participate in a letter writing campaign.

    No RSVP required.

    Mission Viejo Elementary

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Mission Viejo Elementary is proud to host its 15th annual Veterans Day celebration. Veterans, active military members and their families are invited to breakfast at 7:30 a.m., followed by a patriotic assembly at 8:30 a.m. Afterward, honored guests are invited to visit classroom visits to share their story with students. Our special event will wrap-up with a luncheon for our heroes.

    RSVP required. Please contact Sandy Roberts at 720-886-8003 or sroberts28@cherrycreekschools.org.

    Mountain Vista Elementary

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 8 a.m.

    Veterans are welcome to join in celebration with Mountain Vista students and staff. Veterans can share complimentary donuts and coffee with their families and students in the cafeteria. From there, we will celebrate veterans in our classrooms with the first classroom visit at 8:30 a.m. and the second classroom visit at 8:45 a.m. Our veterans will then be celebrated in a "Walk of Honor" throughout the school.

    RSVP required. Please contact 720-886-2700.

    Peakview Elementary

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 2 p.m.

    Peakview Elementary is proud to host a veterans and military appreciation reverse car parade! Veterans and military guests will drive by our school as we cheer for them from the sidewalks outside our school.  Our Grand Marshal will help organize the procession and will lead the parade, which will begin and end on S. Biscay Circle in front of the Smoky Hill Library, located at 5430 S. Biscay Circle in Centennial. Please arrive at 1:30 p.m. Prior to our parade, our students will create thank you cards and host a donation drive to benefit the Veterans Community Living Center at Fitzsimmons.

    RSVP required. Please contact the Peakview Main Office at 720-886-3100.

    Pine Ridge Elementary

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 8:15-9:15 a.m.

    Pine Ridge Elementary will celebrate America's heroes with a patriotic parade around the perimeter of our school. Then honored guests are invited to visit their child/grandchild's classroom and watch a video performance by our school choir. We will offer this virtually as well if veterans would like to Zoom into a classroom.

    RSVP required. Please contact 720-886-8803.

    Polton Elementary

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | All day

    We will be celebrating Veterans Day with a variety of activities during the week of November 8 and on November 11. We will reaching out to our families to have them share pictures and information about veterans in our community so we can create an interactive bulletin board for our school. Each grade will decorate their hallway with a branch of the military as their theme. We will also be creating cards for veterans in our communityand in other organizations. Our students will also be learning songs in music. On November 11, we will have veterans visit classes by either coming into school, joining via Zoom or prerecording a message.

    No RSVP required.

    Ponderosa Elementary

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 8:30-9:30 a.m.

    Ponderosa Elementary will honor our nation's heroes with a parade through our school. Students and staff will line the hallways, waving flags and cheering for our honored guests. The parade will end in the Ponderosa cafeteria where our guests will enjoy a light breakfast while visiting with members of our Ponderosa Student Council.

    RSVP required. Please contact 720-747-2800.

    Red Hawk Ridge Elementary

    Monday, November 15, 2021 | 1:45 p.m.

    Our school is excited and honored to welcome veterans, active military members and their families to join us in making a keepsake craft while enjoying light snacks and refreshments in our library. Honored guests and their families will also have an opportunity to attend a special performance by the third grade class in the gymnasium. Our celebration will conclude with the entire school showing our love and appreciation to these heroes during an outdoor parade walk.

    RSVP required. Please contact 720-886-3800.

    Rolling Hills Elementary

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 1:45 p.m.

    Rolling Hills students and staff are excited to honor our veterans and active military members during this amazing annual event. The school will send a video to our community honoring our veterans on Nov. 11. In addition, veterans, active military members and their guests ( student and/or family) will assemble outside along our school sidewalk for a patriotic parade in their honor at 1:45 p.m. Honored guests will enjoy cookies at the completion of the parade in our picnic area.

    RSVP required. Please contact the front office at 720-886-3400 by Nov. 8.

    Sagebrush Elementary

    All week |

    Sagebrush students will be showing their appreciation for our veterans and service members by writing letters of thanks that we will share with our community.  Some classes will create videos showing our appreciation for the sacrifices past and present military members have made. We will compile clips of these videos into a veteran appreciation video to share with our community via the Sagebrush website at https://www.cherrycreekschools.org/sagebrush. In addition, Sagebrush students will create a Wall of Honor in our school featuring student family members and friends who are veterans or active duty military.

    No RSVP required.

    Sunrise Elementary

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 8:30-10:30 a.m.

    Veterans and active duty service members will be treated to a breakfast in their honor, followed by a viewing of a pre-recorded assembly in our gym. We will end our event with a parade through our school, in which our students will celebrate our Veterans and send them home with a small token of our appreciation. Honored guests are also invited to classrooms to spend time with students and share about their experiences in the military. We also have an amazing Wall of Honor that displays photos of friends and family of our Sunrise Community that have served or are currently serving.

    RSVP required. Please contact 720-886-2901 or lmctee@cherrycreekschools.org.

    Timberline Elementary

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 8:30 a.m.

    Timberline Elementary will start its Veterans Day celebration with a reverse parade, where the students will line the loop and street and veterans and active duty service members and their families will drive through. Then everyone will meet on the soccer field and have a small ceremony, featuring a flag ceremony, patriotic songs and a balloon launch.

    No RSVP required.

    Village East Elementary

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 8:30-11 a.m.

    Village East Elementary will celebrate our nation's heroes with a breakfast in their honor at 8:30 a.m., followed by a patriotic assembly at 9:30 a.m. and a parade through the hallways at 10:05 a.m. Afterward, veterans and active duty service members are invited to enjoy classroom readings.

    No RSVP required.

    Walnut Hills Elementary

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 7:30-9 a.m.

    Walnut Hills Elementary is proud to celebrate veterans and current service members with several events: A breakfast in their honor at 7:30 a.m., a slideshow tribute at 8:15 a.m., a patriotic parade at 8:30 a.m. and classroom visits from 8:45-9 a.m.

    RSVP required. Please contact 720-554-3800 or ebassett@cherrycreekschools.org.

    Willow Creek Elementary

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 10-10:45 a.m. - 3rd-5th grade assembly; 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - lunch and reception; 12:15-1 p.m. - K-2nd grade assembly

    Willow Creek is honored to continue the tradition of honoring our veterans and active military members. We will host two assemblies and our esteemed guests are invited to attend lunch with their students. To show gratitidue and appreciation, our students will serenade them with patriotic songs.

    No RSVP required.

    Campus Middle School

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 9:30-10:30 a.m.

    Campus Middle School will host a breakfast for veterans and active duty service members. CMS Performing Arts students will provide music and students that were selected from our "Patriotic Pen" contest will read their winning essays. We look forward to celebrating and spending some time with our CMS community Veterans!

    No RSVP required.

    Falcon Creek Middle School

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 |

    Falcon Creek students are sending personal greetings to veterans and active duty military members in the FCMS community. They are also creating a video featuring photos of those local heroes, complete with patriotic music performed by FCMS students, which will be posted on the school's website at https://www.cherrycreekschools.org/falconcreek.

    No RSVP required.

    Horizon Community Middle School

    Monday, November 8, 2021 | 8-10 a.m.

    Horizon's Veterans Day celebration will begin with a welcome reception in our cafeteria. Veterans and active duty military members will enjoy breakfast, followed by a patriotic assembly in our gym featuring student performances and a keynote message.

    RSVP required. Please contact 720-886-6108.

    Infinity Middle School

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 9:15 a.m.

    Infinity Middle School will host a drive-through celebration to honor our veterans and active duty community members. Those wishing to participate will meet in the main parking lot on the south side of the school at 9:15 a.m. Participants will then drive through the road behind IMS where students and staff will be lined up to honor and thank these local heroes.

    RSVP required. Please contact 720-886-6001.

    Laredo Middle School

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 9:30-10:30 a.m.

    Laredo Middle School will host a Veterans Day breakfast for veterans, active military members and their families. The event will include student speeches and patriotic performances by the LMS band and orchestra.

    RSVP required. Please contact 720-886-5200.

    Liberty Middle School

    Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 8:30-10:30 a.m.

    Liberty Middle School is proud to honor our nation's heroes with a breakfast in their honor, following by a patriotic assembly featuring student performers and guest speakers.

    RSVP required. Please contact 720-886-2415.

    Prairie Middle School

    Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 9-10:30 a.m.

    America's heroes and their families are invited to enjoy a catered breakfast, student speakers and performances by Prairie's band, orchestra and choir.

    RSVP required. Please contact 720-747-3060.

    Sky Vista Middle School

    Friday, November 5, 2021 | 1 p.m.

    Sky Vista Middle School is proud to partner with Aspen Crossing Elementary to host our annual Veterans Day parade and celebration. The parade will feature both students and community organizations. It will be followed by a ceremony outside Sky Vista honoring veterans and active duty military members.

    No RSVP required.

    Thunder Ridge Middle School

    Friday, November 12, 2021 |

    Thunder Ridge Middle School is proud to honor America's heroes with a virtual celebration featuring patriotic performances by the TRMS choir and band.

    RSVP N/A.

    West Middle School

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 1 p.m. - 8th grade; 2 p.m. - 7th grade; 3 p.m. - 6th grade

    West Middle School will honor veterans and active duty service members from the West community during Veterans Day assemblies for each grade leve. The assemblies will feature band, orchestra and choir performances, guest speakers and a moment of silence for those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. Honored guests are invited to enjoy sandwiches and snacks during a reception 20 minutes before each assembly.

    RSVP required. Please contact Barb Hilinski at 720-554-5170.

    Cherokee Trail High School

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 12 - 1:30 p.m.

    Cherokee Trail High School is proud to honor veterans and active duty service members during a luncheon and celebration in their honor, hosted by CTHS Student Leadership.

    RSVP required. Please contact 720-554-5808.

    Cherry Creek Elevation

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Cherry Creek Elevation will honor and celebrate our nation's heroes in several ways. Students are making cards for local veterans and are creating a veterans tribute video, which will be posted on the school website at https://www.cherrycreekschools.org/elevation. The school will also host a panel of veterans for a special presentation on Veterans Day.

    RSVP required. Please contact 720-554-5808.

    Cherry Creek High School

    Friday, October 29, 2021 | 6:30 p.m.

    Cherry Creek and Smoky Hill high schools will honor our nation's heroes during their football game at the Stutler Bowl on Oct. 29. Veterans and active duty military and their families will enjoy reserved parking, free admission, reserved seating, pizza and conversation before the game, and recognition on the field during the game.

    RSVP required. Please contact 720-554-2393 by Oct. 28.

    Cherry Creek Innovation Campus

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 8 a.m.

    The Cherry Creek Innovation Campus is proud to host a Veterans Day breakfast honoring veterans and active military members of CCIC students and staff.

    RSVP required. Please contact 720-554-2600.

    Eaglecrest High School

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 9 a.m.

    On Veterans Day, Piccadilly Street will be lined with American flags. That morning, honored veterans will lead Pledge of Allegiance over the public address speaker for our entire school. At 9 a.m., we will host a Veterans Day reception to honor veterans and current military members to show our appreciation for their commitment to our country. Students will greet, serve and visit with honored guests. The EHS choir will perform and patriotic art created by EHS students will be on display.

    RSVP required. Please contact Arden Dennis at adennis13@cherrycreekschools.org.

    Endeavor Academy

    Friday, November 12, 2021 |

    Endeavor Academy students and staff are proud to honor America's heroes with a banner and flag display, a "thank you" video presentation and "Panther Pastries" celebration in the gym.

    No RSVP required.

    Overland High School

    Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 9 a.m.

    National Honor Society students will place American flags outside the school. The spirit squad will welcome honored guests and their families into the cafeteria for breakfast and a program in their honor featuring student performers and a guest speaker.

    RSVP required. Please contact 720-747-3872.

    Smoky Hill High School

    Friday, October 29, 2021 | 6:30 p.m.

    Smoky Hill and Cherry Creek high schools will honor our nation's heroes during their football game at the Stutler Bowl on Oct. 29. Veterans and active duty military and their families will enjoy reserved parking, free admission, reserved seating, pizza and conversation before the game, and recognition on the field during the game.

    RSVP required. Please contact 720-554-2393 by Oct. 28.

     

     

CCSD In the News

  • Veterans Day Salutes: Challen Alonzo

    Honor. Courage. Leadership. Specialist (SPC) Challen Alonzo learned the value of these things and more during his three and a half years in the Army. He now takes these values and hopes to pass them to his second-grade class at Mountain Vista Elementary.

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  • Veterans Day Salutes: Andre Pearson

    Before launching his career in education, Mission Viejo Elementary School Principal Andre Pearson was enlisted in the Air Force. Shifting to teaching students was another way to serve his country for the Air Force Academy graduate.

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  • Veterans Day Salutes: Dave Henderson

    CCSD Deputy Chief of Operations Dave Henderson recently received a Quilt of Valor, a hand-crafted tribute to service fashioned by a foundation dedicated to honoring the nation’s heroes. For Henderson, an Army veteran who oversees the district’s most significant operations and construction projects, the ceremony was a moving tribute from a place he’s called home, in one way or another, for decades.

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  • Grandview juniors help raise money for Wounded Warriors Project

    Students at Grandview High School are helping to raise money this week for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), a non-profit that supports veterans and active duty service people. The student-led fundraiser was started by juniors Alexandra Brown and Charisma Greenfield, who wanted to give back to people who serve the community every day.

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  • Veterans Day Salutes: Mark Moore

    Dry Creek Elementary Special Education teacher Mark Moore was a Lance Corporal in the Marines from 1999 to 2003. He served in the Iraqi Freedom Campaign in 2003, and military service was a cornerstone of his life long before he decided to shift gears and begin working in education.

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Here's a look back at our 2019 Veterans' Week Celebrations

National Anthem

  • The National Anthem performed by the amazing Peakview Elementary choir, directed by Angela Alderson.

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