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Across Academy District 20 (ASD20), every school is filled with celebration and gratitude for military service members ahead of Veterans Day. Historically, ASD20 was founded through a partnership with the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA). Now, students and staff members from every military branch attend or work at an ASD20 school.

Elementary Schools

At Discovery Canyon Campus Elementary School, lessons on veterans are integrated throughout their school day. In the library, students will “Skype with a Veteran.” During this conversation, service-members stationed across the globe will take questions from students about their experience in the military.

Douglass Valley Elementary School, located on the USAFA, will hold its annual patriotic parade outside the school campus. Each class will represent a different branch of the military. As students round the school’s building, they will be followed by USAFA’s security forces vehicles and fire brigade to showcase the unity between Douglass Valley Elementary and the academy.

At Chinook Trail, Explorer and Legacy Peak Elementary Schools, Veterans Day activities end with a parade of gratitude. Veterans and active-duty service members walk through tunnels of students holding flags while offering their loudest thank-yous.

Middle Schools

Chinook Trail, Discovery Canyon Campus, and Timberview Middle Schools are treating their veterans and active-duty service members to breakfast and other treats ahead of the holiday. 

“Donuts with Vets” invites veterans and their families to Chinook Trail Middle School’s campus for a morning of comradery and connection. At Discovery Canyon Campus Middle School, veterans are invited to a light breakfast before attending the campus-wide assembly where they will be honored and recognized for their service. 

Eagleview Middle School sixth graders will spend their week leading up to Veterans Day by writing their own thank-you notes to veterans.

High Schools

Air Academy, Discovery Canyon Campus, Liberty and Pine Creek High Schools will hold assemblies where their student-bodies will honor veterans and active-duty service members. 

Air Academy High School’s assembly includes guest speaker Colonel Kurt Wendel, Director of the Center for Character and Leadership Development at USAFA. The event will also include a performance by the 101st Army Woodwind Quintet from the Colorado National Guard.

Pine Creek High School’s (PCHS) band will perform “Let Freedom Ring,” while welcoming students into the gymnasium. Afterwards, students will hear from guest speaker Colonel Donni Reed, Deputy Commanding Officer of the U.S. Army. PCHS veteran staff members will be honored with personalized gifts in recognition of their services.

Rampart High School’s broadcast program, KRAM, is creating a video to honor veteran staff members. The video includes interviews with ten veterans who detail their military experiences and will be shown to the entire student-body on Friday morning.