School 7 students celebrate Flag Day

Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 to commemorate the adoption of the Stars and Strips as the U.S. flag. School 7 students celebrated this patriotic holiday by holding an assembly Friday June 13 at the end of the school day. All students were encouraged to wear red, white and blue to school for the assembly.

Elementary music teacher Dana Bennett, Elementary Music Teacher, led the assembly, a reminder of the history of the U.S. flag and an opportunity to show respect for the flag as a symbol of our unity as a nation and our independence.

Flutists Makayla Pasierb, Olivia Corbett, Payton Allessi, and Mary Brock, Instrumental Music Teacher, led the students in the National Anthem. Several fourth graders shared the history of the flag, then all students sang along, enthusiastically marched, and pumped their fists to the song, “You’re a Grand Old Flag.” Next, Bennett led the children next in the singing of “My Country ‘Tis of Thee,” complete with motions.

Students in 4th and 5th grades put what they’ve been taught in the earlier grades about singing harmony and parts when they sang in a mixed chorus. The 3rd grade students proved they are ready to join chorus by performing “Lady Liberty.” The chorus, along with the 3rd graders closed our patriotic salute with the fast-paced tongue twister, “Fifty Nifty United States.”