Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School Students Honor Veterans

Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School Students Honor Veterans
Posted on 11/09/2018
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On Thursday, November 8, 2018, a group of military veterans were honored at Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School with a special presentation and luncheon. The service learning project was organized by sixth through eighth grade students that are part of team “Wright for the Community” at the school.  

“We began at 10:00 a.m. with a Color Guard presentation followed by a formal recognition ceremony. After the ceremony, the students hosted a luncheon for the veterans,” explained teacher, Carrie Clark. “During lunch, students were able to see the memorabilia and picture albums brought in by our veteran guests. Most importantly, they had time to visit with veterans and hear stories about military service.”

Since the start of the year, the team had been working in committees to help make the day a success. They ran a schoolwide donation drive for the Milwaukee Veterans Affair Hospital collecting items like toothpaste, paper towel, coffee, creamer, household supplies, and gently used clothing. According to teacher, Maddie Maag, “ Service learning involves the use of 21st century skills. Students have been reading, writing, and organizing. They’ve been collaborating and communicating with each other, administration, and members of the community.”        

Teacher, Krystal Klemme, helped students learn about the history and significance of Veterans Day. “We learned about bell-ringing and red poppies and we talked about different ways to honor our service members. Meeting with veterans helped students experience history and connect to the world around them.”

“As adults, we know the significance of Veterans Day. Allowing students to take ownership of a project like this helps fuel their passion for understanding what it means to them. It’s exciting to see our students work on ways to share their gratitude and recognize the military men and women who served our nation so bravely,” said teacher, Ashley Gorski.