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DSISD Schools to Honor Veterans

All seven schools in Dripping Springs ISD will recognize Veterans Day with assemblies. Five of the seven schools have events planned Monday, Nov. 12; Dripping Springs Middle School’s program is Thursday, Nov. 8, and Dripping Springs High School's program is Friday, Nov. 9. Veterans from all branches of military service, as well as families of students, are welcome to attend. Campus visitors should stop by the front office for a Visitor’s Badge. All programs include patriotic music and recognition of veterans. Other planned activities are listed below, with starting times and locations:

Dripping Springs Middle School-Nov. 8, 10:25 a.m., A Gym
Students from drama, choir, and dance will perform.
Guest speakers: Col. Robert Garland, U.S. Navy, retired and Corporal Ben Gieselman, U.S. Marine Corps, retired
Lunch will be provided to veterans at 11:00 a.m. in the Cafeteria.

Dripping Springs High School-Nov. 9, 12:00 p.m., Competition Gym
Patriotic music will be performed by band, orchestra, and choir students.
Guest speaker: Colonel Paul Tombarge, U.S. Air Force
Veterans invited to lunch following program.

Dripping Springs Elementary-Nov. 12, 8:00 a.m., B Gym
Guest speakers: Ronnie “Shorty” Barnett, Commander VFW 2933/Navy Veteran and Thomas Kahle, Lt. Col., U.S. Air Force, retired
Students will read poetry and sing patriotic songs.

Rooster Springs Elementary-Nov. 12, 8:30 a.m. (preK-2nd), Cafeteria, and 9:30 a.m. (3rd–5th), Cafeteria
Students will share reflections and sing patriotic songs.
Special Guest Speaker: U.S. Navy Commander Ken Schwalbe
A reception for veterans will be held starting at 7:30 a.m. in Room C102.

Walnut Springs Elementary-Nov. 12, 8:00 a.m., Gym
Fifth-grade students will read essays and perform patriotic songs.
Special Guest Speaker: Ernest Banasua, U.S. Army Veteran

Sycamore Springs Elementary/Middle School-Nov. 12, 1:00 p.m., Gym
The elementary and middle school will hold a combined program.
Fifth-grade students, SSMS Choirs, and SSMS Band will perform a patriotic medley.
The guest speaker will be from the Dripping Springs VFW 2933.