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Veterans Day events in Peoria Unified


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  • Erin Dunsey/ Peoria Unified School District

Students throughout the Peoria Unified School District will be celebrating members of our armed services on their campuses this week and next. Some of the special tributes that will be held for Veterans Day throughout the district include events on the following campuses:

Canyon Elementary School, 5490 W. Paradise Lane, Glendale, AZ 85306

There will be a flag-raising, a complimentary breakfast for Veterans and their spouses and the Cactus High School choir will be performing at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 10.

Cheyenne Elementary School, 11806 N. 87th Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85345

Cheyenne will be hosting a Veterans Day breakfast with a video and celebration for the Veterans in the community at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 10. The students will honor the Veterans in song, they will have a narration of the history of Veterans Day and will watch three short videos during the presentation. Veterans will have an honor seating at the front of the assembly.

Copperwood Elementary School, 11232 N. 65th Avenue, Glendale AZ 85304

Copperwood will be holding its annual Veterans Day assembly at 8:45 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 10 in the multi-purpose room hosted by FBLA. They will celebrate Veterans with songs by the choir, band and music classes. Student finalists in the district’s Patriotic Speech Contest last year will be giving patriotic speeches honoring the Veterans.

Coyote Hills Elementary School, 21180 N. 87th Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85382

Coyote Hills will hold their annual Veterans Day Breakfast from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 7th.

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

Desert Harbor will host a Veterans Day assembly at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 10 in the Sandshark Arena. A reception in honor of our Veterans will take place immediately following the ceremony.

Desert Valley Elementary School, 12901 N. 63rd Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85304

Desert Valley will hold their annual Veterans Day assembly at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 10 in the amphitheater. Veterans are invited to attend and talk with students. During the assembly, the school’s band and choir will perform.

Foothills Elementary School, 15808 N. 63rd Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85306

Foothills will hold a breakfast for Veterans at 8 a.m. followed by a celebration with music, dance and patriotic speeches at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 7.

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

Frontier will hold an assembly at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 10 where they will be honoring all Veterans and share in customs and courtesies of our military. Luke Air Force Base Honor Guard will be in attendance.

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

On Monday, Nov. 10, Oasis Elementary will have their “stars” for “stars” where students bring in paper stars with Veterans names to display in the front office windows. At lunch, the National Junior Honor Society will be serving lunch to the Veterans in the community from 10:30 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m.

Peoria Transition Center, 11200 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85345 (Located at Peoria High School)

PTC will be hosting a Veterans Day celebration from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 10. The event will begin with the posting of the colors and POW/MIA presentation. The students will escort their Veteran guests to various rooms on campus to be interviewed by the students about their life and military lessons, followed by a lunch donated by Albertson’s in honor of their service.

Pioneer Elementary School, 6315 W. Port au Prince Lane, Glendale, AZ 85306

Breakfast will be held for the Veterans and their families at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 10 in the school library. Veterans will be escorted to the cafeteria at 9 a.m. will a ceremony will be held including music, performances and an introduction to the Veterans. The students are encouraged to wear red, white and blue and everyone will be given a small flag to wave during the ceremony. They are also collecting donations for Wounded Warriors and Jeans for Troops.

Peoria High School, 11200 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85345

Peoria High School’s ROTC and FBLA have joined forces to honor Veterans by hosting a blood drive from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12 outside of the practice gym. Those interested in donating outside the gym blood honor of our Veterans can schedule an appointment at: https://www.bloodhero.com/index.cfm?group=op&expand=611890&zc=85345.

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

Sundance will hold a Veterans Day Assembly at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10. The assembly is for families of the school where all branches of the military are being honored for those who have served our country or continue to serve.

Vistancia Elementary School, 30009 N. Sunrise Point, Peoria, AZ 85383

Vistancia Elementary School will hold a breakfast for Veterans and their families at 7:15 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 10 in the multi-purpose room. Veterans walk the halls after the breakfast while students cheer and show their gratitude. There will be a ceremony in the lower amphitheater beginning at 8:30 a.m. with music, history and an introduction of the Veterans. Vistancia is also holding a fundraiser to support Wounded Warriors and Jeans for Troops. Military memorabilia will be on display in the school’s library for the remainder of the day, focusing on the theme “100th anniversary of the first World War.”

Zuni Hills Elementary School, 10851 W. Williams Road, Sun City, AZ 85373

Zuni Hills will hold their annual Veteran’s Day Appreciation Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and assembly at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 7. The assembly will include two guest speakers, a color guard and choir performance.

Any media wishing to attend any of these events should RSVP to Public Relations at 623-486-6100.