1450 Herndon, Clovis, CA 93611-0599
(559) 327-9000; Fax (559) 327-9099
September, 10 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kelly Avants, Administrator, Communications & Board Relations
Phone: 559-327-9092 Fax: 559-327-9099
SUBDUED OBSERVANCES TO MARK SEPTEMBER 11 ANNIVERSARY
Schools in Clovis Unified will mark the second anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on America with quiet observances. Each of the district’s 34 school sites will observe the day in some way, with several holding memorial ceremonies and others sharing moments of silence.
At its September 10 meeting, the Governing Board intends to adopt a resolution declaring September 11, 2003, Patriot Day in Clovis Unified. This resolution follows President Bush’s proclamation directing flags be flown at half-staff and appropriate memorial observances be held throughout the nation in honor of those American’s killed on 9-11.
Please see the attached list for specific ceremonies planned throughout Clovis Unified on September 11, 2003. When visiting any CUSD campus, members of the media should first report their arrival to the school administrative office. For additional information contact Public Information Officer Kelly Avants at 327-9092.
Highlights of Observances Planned at CUSD Sites
September 11, 2003
On September 11 students will observe a moment of silence and listen to a patriotic song. Friday, each teacher at the school will share the story “September 12th We Knew We Would Be All Right,” celebrating freedom and life. Classroom discussions will follow the teachers’ reading.
Poster and poetry contests are in progress on the campus with an assembly planned at 2 p.m. Sept. 11 to announce contest winners, sing patriotic songs and celebrate our nation’s heroes.
Maple Creek Elementary
Students and staff will participate in an afternoon assembly featuring special law enforcement guests. The assembly will begin at 1:45 p.m.
Red Bank Elementary
A brief student assembly at 8:30 a.m. will allow students to dedicate a memorial plaque placed next to a tree planted last year.
Buchanan High School
Leadership students will decorate the school with red, white and blue balloons, and distribute cards to students with sentiments to reflect on during the day. When students break for lunch, special band and choir performances will celebrate patriotism.
Clovis High School
At 9:50 a.m. a ceremony in the school’s amphitheater will feature the CHS choir, band and student speakers.