Small Town Times December 2017

Small Town Times Veteran’s Day Program 2017 By: Chanachon “Nam” Boonphakdee December 2017 Issue 3-5 The “Christmas” Edition Litchfield Public Schools PO Box 167 Litchfield, NE 68852-0167 Phone: 308-446-2244 Newsletter Advisor: Mrs. Nikia Hunt nikia.hunt@litchfieldps.org Student Editors: Rachel Linden, Siarah Willenberg Marrisa Zentz, Chanachon “Nam” Boonphakdee Inside this Issue 1 2 Veteran’s Day Program 2017 3 4 Christmas Traditions & Wishes 5 6 Superintendent’s Report 7 8 Honor Roll 9 Counselor’s Corner Senior Spotlight National Poinsettia Day School Board Minutes Principal’s Report General Funds NHS Fundraising Flyer (Schwans) 10 11 12 College Planning Bulletin 13 December Activities & Events Calendar 14 Early Years Preschool Newsletter 16 17 2018-2019 Preschool Information December Lunch Menu FBLA News & Updates Family Experience Calendar November 8 th 2017 was the date for the annual Veteran’s Day Program at Litchfield Public School. The event was marked with patriotism and gratefulness towards all military personnel, both former and current. The program started with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag, which was led by Litchfield’s preschoolers. I think we can all say that they did a fine good job and we congratulate them for being brave enough to stand up and lead us all. Next up was a performance by the Junior High School band who played “Star Spangled Banner,” with Mr. Hiebner at the lead, conducting. The band did a wonderful job and we hope that they would play again at other events. Up next was a series of choirs, comprising of students of all levels from 1 st grade to high school senior class. 1 st through 3 rd grades’ choir took the stage first with their rendition of the “Grand Old Flag” followed shortly by 4 th through 6 th grades’ choir singing “God Bless America” with Junior High and High School choirs joining as one with their version of “A Grateful Nation.” It is without a doubt that everyone did extremely well and we are all proud to see them all showcasing their musical abilities. Followed shortly after the music performances, any military veterans within the audience were encouraged to stand up and give a brief description of what branch did they serve with, where they served at, and so forth. We were honored to hear their stories of their service. Before we came to the end of the program, a video was showcased detailing the history of the song “Star Spangled Banner” and why John Stafford Smith (the composer) wrote it. Needless to say, the entire audience was moved by the history and the details of the battle which inspired the song. Last but not least, once all the performances were over, Litchfield’s 5 th and 6 th grade students had the honor of serving attending veterans and their family members’ lunch, resulting in a very respectable, but lively, atmosphere for all who attended. That wrapped up Litchfield’s 2017 annual Veteran’s Day program. We thank all veterans for their service to the country and their dedication to their duty and their protection of all of us. Thanks for reading and we will see you all on next year’s Veterans Day. 1