Peoria Unified Honors Veterans - AZEdNews
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Peoria Unified Honors Veterans

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  • Erin Dunsey   |   Peoria Unified School District

Students K-12 Throughout The Peoria Unified School District Celebrate Members Of Our Armed Services On Their Campuses For Veterans Day. Image Courtesy Of Peoria Unified School District.

Students from kindergarten- through 12th-grade throughout the Peoria Unified School District celebrate members of our armed services on their campuses for Veterans Day.

The following list includes a few events that were held for Veterans Day throughout the district:
Wednesday, Nov. 9
Desert Harbor Elementary: 15585 N. 91st Avenue, Peoria, Ariz.
At 9 a.m., there was a school-wide assembly with a patriotic sing-along, bugle calls, student performances, and a recognition of all Veterans in attendance.
Thursday, Nov. 10
Apache Elementary: 8633 W. John Cabot Road, Peoria, Ariz.
The school hosted a Veterans Day breakfast at 7 a.m. for Apache families who have served, or any active military service members.
Canyon Elementary: 5490 W. Paradise Lane, Glendale, Ariz.
At 7:45 a.m., there was a Flag Raising Ceremony, followed by breakfast in the cafeteria for all Veterans and first responders.
Coyote Hills Elementary: 21180 N. 87th Avenue, Peoria, Ariz.
At 830 a.m., Coyote Hills hosted a breakfast for Veterans in the multipurpose room, sponsored by the National Junior Honor Society.
Cotton Boll Elementary: 8540 W. Butler Drive, Peoria, Ariz.
At 7:30 a.m., Cotton Boll Veteran community members attended a continental breakfast hosted by the National Junior Honor Society and Student Council. The choir performed for all attendees.
Desert Valley Elementary: 12901 N. 63rd Avenue, Glendale, Ariz.
There was a Flag Raising Ceremony at 9 a.m. with the Peoria ROTC, followed by an assembly in their outdoor amphitheater, an honorary walk around campus where students celebrate Veterans, and a breakfast Veterans can enjoy with their Desert Valley student.
Frontier Elementary: 21258 N. 81st Avenue, Peoria, Ariz.
At 8:15 a.m., Frontier Elementary held an assembly to honor all visiting Veterans from the community.
Heritage Elementary: 5312 W. Mountain View Road, Glendale, Ariz.
They held a Veterans Day assembly at 2:15 p.m., inviting members of the community who have served in the military.
Lake Pleasant Elementary: 31501 N. Westland Road, Peoria, Ariz.
At 7:15 a.m., there was a Veterans Day breakfast in the multipurpose room followed by a parade through the halls, and a presentation hosted by Jody Beltram.
Oasis Elementary: 7841 W. Sweetwater Avenue, Peoria, Ariz.
Oasis Elementary National Junior Honor Society students held their annual Veterans Day lunch at 10:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room.
Pioneer Elementary: 6315 W. Port au Prince Lane, Glendale, Ariz.
At 2 p.m., there was a school wide assembly for Veterans in the community.
Sky View Elementary: 8624 W. Sweetwater Avenue, Peoria, Ariz.
At 2:15 p.m., there was a Veterans Day assembly, followed by a Parade of Heroes.
Sunset Heights Elementary: 9687 W. Adam Avenue, Peoria Ariz.
At 9 a.m., there was a drive-through Veterans Day parade honoring Veterans from the community.

Peoria Unified School District is nestled in the Northwest Valley of Peoria, Arizona and is home to 42 stellar public schools that are unique and created to fit the needs of all students. Peoria Unified is the choice district for more than 37,000 students and 4,000 staff, serving as one of the largest employers in the West Valley and one of the largest unified school districts in Arizona. The district has signature programs spread out between 34 kindergarten through eighth-grade elementary schools and eight high schools that excel in academics, arts, athletics and Career and Technical Education programs. Above all, Peoria Unified is committed to transparency, parent involvement and ensuring that “Every Student, Every Day is Prepared to Shape Tomorrow.”