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An open invitation to veterans, blue and gold star moms

Rebecca Rodina
For the Appeal

Carson High School invites all veterans of the military services as well as blue star and gold star mothers to attend a recognition ceremony Friday in Senator Square. The 30-minute ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. with the presentation of colors by the Naval JROTC color guard and the singing of the national anthem by the high school choir, under the direction of Susan Sonnemaker. At the conclusion, Penny Reynolds’ culinary arts students will serve refreshments in the school restaurant.

We encourage all veterans and moms attending and to wear their distinctive memorabilia, including organizational items from the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Marine Corps League, Navy League and other units.

We particularly invite those veterans who are former prisoners of war, as well as family members of those veterans who are classified as missing in action. For information, call the ROTC Unit at 283-1780.

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Beginning drama classes will perform 15-minute presentations of “La Llarona Lora,” a Hispanic folk myth, to all interested classes Monday through Thursday. Seating is limited and performances will be twice during the A1, A5, and B2 periods.

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The CHS scheduling committee has finished gathering and tallying its parent survey. There will soon be a survey distributed to a section of the student body to analyze feelings about the current bell schedule and ideas for alternatives.

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The National Honor Society will be inducting new members in the Morse Burley Gym this week. All interested in attending should be there at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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There will be an early release day on Wednesday, so that the staff can be trained in literacy concepts. The administration is trying to stress using various writing and reading strategies in every class on campus.

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The CHS Student Council recently approved an application for the music department to charter a chapter of Tri-M Music Honor Society, which is a nationally recognized program sponsored by the Music Educators National Conference. Applicants must be current members of an ensemble at CHS, band or choir, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and complete five hours of service each semester for their school or community.

Planned activities for this year’s Tri-M chapter include a canned food drive in December, organizing guest speakers from the University of Nevada, Reno and University of Nevada, Las Vegas music departments to assist students with college auditions/entrance requirements, and an instrument drive to provide instruments to elementary students. Faculty sponsors are Choir Director Susan Sonnemaker and Band Director Jarod Sorum.

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The ECHO club is sponsoring a canned food drive for families in need of Thanksgiving supplies during the month of November.

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Many fall sports are wrapping up or heading into state competitions this week. Winter sports are beginning practices soon and will continue to have meetings. Contact the athletic department as soon as possible if you are interested in playing a winter sport.

• Rebecca Rodina teaches special education at Carson High and is a member of Senator Pride.