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Peoria Unified holds events in observance of 9/11


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  • Erin Dunsey/ Peoria Unified School District

Oasis Elementary School's Event Commemorating 9/11 During The 2017-18 School Year. Photo Courtesy Peoria Unified

Peoria Unified School District will pay tribute to those individuals affected by the tragedy that took place on 9/11 in 2001 by holding commemorative events throughout the district on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Examples at a handful of school sites include the following:

Peoria Unified holds events in observance of 9/11 Desert-Harbor-Walk-of-Honor

Desert Harbor Elementary’s Walk of Honor event to commemorate 9/11 during the 2017-18 school year. Photo courtesy Peoria Unified

Desert Harbor Elementary School – 15585 N. 91st Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85382

Desert Harbor will hold the seventh annual “Walk of Honor” at 9 a.m. Police, fire, military or emergency service personnel are invited to attend this event and will begin in the school’s multipurpose room for pastries and coffee. Morning announcements will include a commemorative message followed by a “Walk of Honor” where staff and students will escort special guests to recognize and honor them for their service.

Frontier Elementary School – 21258 N. 81st Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85382

Frontier will hold their annual Heroes Luncheon from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. for firefighters, police officers, first responders and soldiers. Lunch includes hotcakes for heroes, pancakes for police, flapjacks for firefighters, scrambled eggs, hash brown casserole, sausage, milk, juice and coffee.

Peoria Unified holds events in observance of 9/11 Lake-Pleasant-Elementary-9.11-Event

Lake Pleasant Elementary School’s event commemorating 9/11 during the 2017-18 school year. Photo courtesy Peoria Unified School District

Lake Pleasant Elementary School – 31501 N. Westland Road, Peoria, AZ 85383

Lake Pleasant will hold an assembly at 9 a.m. in the multipurpose room where the band and choir will perform, a memorial video will be shown and patriotic readings will be given by students and staff.

Oasis Elementary School – 7841 W. Sweetwater Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85381

At 9 a.m., Oasis students and staff will be wearing red, white and blue. NJHS invited first responders to attend an event held outside the school where students will have the opportunity give out thank you letters they have written to those who serve.

 Sundance Elementary School – 7051 W. Cholla Street, Peoria, AZ 85345

Sundance will have a remembrance ceremony by the flagpole at 9 a.m. They will also have guest speakers and will play music in honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11.

 The Peoria Unified School District, located in the West Valley, serves more than 37,000 students in 34 elementary schools, seven high schools and one non-traditional high school. With ongoing open enrollment and alternative educational opportunities, the district boasts a 94 percent high school graduation rate. Peoria Unified prides itself on excelling schools, award-winning teachers, high test scores, specialized signature programs and championship sports programs. For more information, visit the district’s website, www.peoriaunified.org.

Editor’s Note: Photos enclosed from a variety of commemorative events which took place in the 2017-18 school year from some of the schools mentioned above.

Media is asked to RSVP to the Public Relations Department at 623-486-6100 or edunsey@pusd11.net if they would like to attend any of these events.