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Douglas County schools mark Veterans Day with tributes, concerts

PARKER – More than 20 Douglas County schools will be celebrating local veterans during special assemblies, concerts and luncheons this Veterans Day, November 11.

The students and staff of the Douglas County School District recognize the great sacrifices made by our servicemen and women. Veterans Day provides the opportunity for our schools to coordinate events that celebrate their service to our country, as well as learning about the specific stories of each of these courageous veterans.

Below is a list of Veterans Day events being held at DCSD schools. Local veterans are welcome to attend a ceremony at a school in their community. Questions about specific events should be directed to the school.


Tuesday, November 10

Mesa Middle School
Concert (Choir, Band, Orchestra and Theatre)
Tuesday November 10 at 6:30 p.m.


Wednesday, November 11 – Veteran’s Day

American Academy, Castle Pines Campus
Flag Raising Ceremony: 8:15 a.m.
Take a Veteran to Lunch: 10:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Academy Charter School
Assembly and Flag Raising Ceremony
Time TBA

Clear Sky Elementary School
Choir Concert
3 p.m.


Flagstone Elementary School
9:10-9:40 a.m.
Ben Franklin Academy
Times TBA

Copper Mesa Elementary School
2 p.m.


Coyote Creek Elementary School
9 a.m.


Eldorado Elementary School
Assemblies/Choir Concerts
10 a.m. & 2 p.m.


SkyView Academy
8:30 a.m.


Larkspur Elementary School
Assembly & Luncheon for Veterans
9:30 a.m.


American Academy, Parker Campus
Flag Raising Ceremony: 8:15 a.m.
Take a Veteran to Lunch: 10:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Challenge to Excellence Charter School
Time TBA


Cimarron Middle School
7:45 a.m.
Iron Horse Elementary School
Assembly/Concert & Luncheon for Veterans
10:30 a.m.


Legacy Point Elementary School
9:20 a.m.

Mountain View Elementary School
3 p.m.


Northeast Elementary School
9:30 a.m.


North Star Academy
8:45 a.m.


Parker Core Knowledge
Assembly & Fundraiser for Homes for Our Troops
Time TBA


Pine Lane Elementary School
9:30 a.m. (South Campus) & 1:30 p.m. (North Campus)


Sagewood Middle School
9 a.m.
November 4, 2015 | By CSilberman | Category: Charter Schools, Communications, Elementary Education, High School Education, Middle School Education, Schools

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