Colorado Springs Dist. 11
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News Releases
Media Alert: North Students to Visit Fairview Cemetery, Place Flags on Gravesites of Military Men and Women - 11/09/17

Students in the class of Esther Smith, North Middle School English teacher and retired Veteran, have adopted Fairview Cemetery on 26th Street. Some of the students made a visit to the cemetery in October to identify the gravesites of military men and women who are buried there. On Friday, November 10, 9:30 a.m.-noon, North students will again be visiting the cemetery to place a flag on each one of the approximately 430 gravesites; they will be assisted by Midland Elementary students. The media is invited to attend this event.

The students are also interested in restoring some of the headstones. They currently have a GoFundMe account set up.

Media Alert: Retired General Renuart to Speak at Russell Middle School's Veterans' Day Assembly - 11/09/17

Colorado Springs School District 11's Russell Middle School, 3825 Montebello Dr., will honor United States Veterans and Active Duty Military with a remembrance and celebration assembly on Friday, November 10, 2017. The celebration will begin with a reception at 1:30 p.m., followed by an assembly from 2 to 3:40 p.m. The band, choir, orchestra, and dance team will perform. Retired General Gene Renuart will speak. Distinguished veterans and active military from across Colorado Springs have been invited. The media is invited to attend this event.

Media Alert News Release: Special Veterans' Day Events - 11/09/17

Schools across Colorado Springs School District 11 are honoring Veterans in many different ways. These are just two of the examples, and the media is invited to attend these events.

On Friday, November 10, at 12:30 p.m., there will be an assembly at Rogers Elementary School, 110 S. Circle Dr., and a student there will get a SURPRISE visit from his father, who is stationed at Fort Hood in Texas and has just returned from Kuwait. Please check in with the office upon arrival at the school. (contact: Jenny Courtier, 328-3325)

On Friday, November 10, William Mitchell High School's Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC), social studies, band, and choir departments will host a Veterans Day celebration in honor of the military men and women who faithfully served our country. This year's theme is "Bring a Veteran to School," and Mitchell students will be celebrating and recognizing their staff and family members who are veterans or are currently serving in the military. The Veterans Day celebration will include the following activities:
* Continental Breakfast for Students and Veterans (8:15 -- 9 am)
* Flag Raising Ceremony, Reveille (9:15 -- 9:25 am)
* Veterans Day Assembly for Students and Military Veterans (9:45- 10:30 am)

During the school assembly, cadets will perform a flag folding ceremony and a tribute to the Prisoner of War/Missing in Action; the choir and band will sing and play patriotic songs; and students will also be recognized for competing in a school-wide essay writing contest. Mitchell JROTC Cadets will also be visiting military veterans at a few of the senior citizen living facilities in Colorado Springs. (contact: Lt. Col. Woodfork, 328-6656; location: Mitchell High School, 1205 Potter Dr.)

School District 11 Board of Education Meeting - 11/07/17

The Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education will hold a board meeting on Wednesday, November 8, 6:30 p.m. The consent/action items on this agenda include:
* Resolution 2018-11: American Education Week, November 13-17, 2017

To view the agenda, go to the Board of Education webpage, hover over meetings, and select BoardDocs Public Site. The November 8 agenda is featured.