Veterans’ Day Observance
The Oblock Junior High Social Studies Department wanted to make sure that AEO students understood the significance of Veterans’ Day so they prepared several displays throughout the school and held an assembly during their social studies classes on November 10 where, Veterans, Ericka Moore and Andrew Festa spoke to the 7th and 8th grade students. Ms. Moore and Mr. Festa gave them pertinent information about Veterans’ Day while sharing their own personal experiences. Finally, they ended with a question and answer session. There was a second assembly where Colonel Peterson and the JROTC cadets from Plum High School presented a flag demonstration, gave the background and significance of the flag, and listed the veterans who work for the Plum Borough School District to honor their service for our country.
This year’s Veterans’ Day focus was on all major battles of each branch that made a significant difference in American history. Pictures and information about the branches and the battles were on display in the school foyer. Principal, Joe Fishell delivered a “Veterans’ Day Message” at 11:00 a.m. At the conclusion of that message, Alec Alese, Michael Cocca, Ana Juba, Kaitlyn O'Keefe, Matt Diss, and Kai Johnson played a trumpet solo, “Taps,” that resounded through the halls of Oblock.
AEO social studies teachers led this year’s activities and did a remarkable job. The classes participated in a brick-honoring project with our students and the bricks were displayed in the main hallway.
In addition to the hard work of the Social Studies Department, the other departments that contributed were the Art Department, which helped with the design, the geography teachers who helped with the hallway displays and battle maps, the Tech Ed Department that helped with construction of materials, and the Music Department that prepared the special music.