Veterans Day activities planned across district
Lake Dallas ISD schools will host activities recognizing those who are currently or have previously served in the United States military for Veterans Day, with all events slated to take place during the holiday on Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Please be aware that because of COVID-19 restrictions, campuses are not welcoming visitors inside schools as they have in previous years. Instead, campuses will primarily celebrate veterans by encouraging students to take part in activities designed to honor them.
A summary of events by campus can be seen below.
Corinth Elementary School
At 8:30 a.m., Corinth Elementary School will host a parade for veterans at the school’s back driveway. Local veterans are invited to drive around the back driveway as students cheer them on in celebration, waving flags and handmade art. Students and staff will be wearing red, white and blue.
Lake Dallas Elementary School
At 8:30 a.m., veterans will enter the east parking lot for our Veterans Day Parade. Patriotic music will play over the PA system as the veterans drive by. Students line up around the building and on the playground. Students will wave red, white and blue crepe paper streamers as veterans drive by. Staff and students will wear red, white and blue to show support for our veterans. Additionally, veterans will be offered a Sonic breakfast, served by our SAVE Club members, as they exit the parade.
Shady Shores Elementary School
From 8 to 10 a.m., Shady Shores Elementary School students will plant U.S. flags in the school’s front lawn, and students are encouraged to wear red, white and blue in honor of veterans. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, guests are not allowed on campus, but they are welcome to drive by and watch students place flags.
Lake Dallas Middle School
Lake Dallas Middle School will host several events throughout the day to honor veterans. An announcement and special letters and gifts will be provided to staff members who are veterans and/or currently serving. Flags for each military branch will be hung in the school cafeteria, and students and staff will have the opportunity to write the name of a friend or family member to honor on a patriotic wall in the cafeteria. The Lake Dallas Middle School Student Council is partnering with Friends of Denton County to write letters to local veterans in appreciation of their service.
Lake Dallas High School
Students are encouraged to wear red, white and blue in recognition of U.S. veterans. Student-led groups will recognize veteran staff on campus in appreciation for their service.