Northport welcomed twelve local veterans into the school media center recently to honor Veterans Day and to teach students about words with very important meanings like service, sacrifice, integrity, grit, and commitment. The group of veterans are an integral part of the fabric of Northport and they bring their very important message to the children of the school regularly. Students in Jennifer Lusardi’s and Kristin Schrader’s second grade classes, Michelle Kemp’s third grade class, and middle grades students from the seventh and eighth grade Stingray and Dolphins team were engaged and asked important questions. Students at Northport are blanketed in lessons about respect, patriotism, and service at an early age. Administrators, teachers, media services personnel, and support staff work diligently to scaffold lessons learned at home about the sacrifices that our veterans make and the love and respect that is offered to those who have served us so selflessly.

Many thanks to our Northport Veteran Partners in Education for once again offering students great lessons on democracy, civics, and community engagement. Students were quick to lavish thanks and shook hands with our veterans as the program wrapped up and each understood the gravity of the day’s lessons.