|Several schools in the Peoria Unified School District will pay tribute to those individuals affected by the tragedy that took place on September 11, 2001 by holding commemorative events throughout the district. Examples include the following:
Desert Harbor Elementary School – 15585 N. 91st Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85382
Desert Harbor will hold the sixth 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 Breakfast from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. for firefighters, police officers, first responders and soldiers. Breakfast includes hotcakes for heroes, pancakes for police, flapjacks for firefighters, scrambled eggs, hash brown casserole, sausage, milk, juice and coffee.
Lake Pleasant Elementary School – 31501 N. Westland Road, Peoria, AZ 85383
Lake Pleasant will hold an assembly at 8:15 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 8:05 a.m., Oasis students and staff will have a moment of silence while gathered around the flag pole. Local first responders will be presented with letters/cards of appreciation from students.
Peoria High School – 11200 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85345
The Peoria High School band and AFJROTC will perform an annual flag ceremony at the flagpole at 7:35 a.m. All classes who wish to observe are invited. The band will play the National Anthem as the flag is raised and then Taps as it is lowered to half-staff. The Cadet Commander will give a presentation to students and staff who are present.
Sundance Elementary School – 7051 W. Cholla Street, Peoria, AZ 85345
Sundance will have a remembrance ceremony by the flagpole at 9:11 a.m. They will also have a guest speaker and will play music in honor of those who lost their lives on 09/11.
Vistancia Elementary School – 30009 N. Sunrise Point, Peoria, AZ 85383
Vistancia will commemorate the day by providing a learning opportunity for their students through their American Flag display. The display will be put together by eighth-grade social studies teacher, Jody Beltram.
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.
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if they would like to attend any of these events.