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Linwood Elementary Celebrates Military Children
Linwood Elementary Celebrates Military Children

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – Linwood Elementary School has planned numerous ways to celebrate Month of the Military Child.  Special events include:

·         April 20, 1:00 p.m. - Dog Tag Ceremony in the gym;

·         April 25, during lunch - picnic outside with military parents;

·         April 26, 8:35 a.m. – Indy Boys present Jet Powered School Bus at Linwood; and

·         April 26, 12:30 p.m. – Jet Powered School Bus at Huntington Middle.


On April 20, during the dog tag ceremony, military students will be presented a dog tag in acknowledgement of their contribution.  The dog tags read, “Team Robins.  Families Serve 2.  Thank you 4 your service.  Robins AFB, GA.”  Sponsored by Georgia 4-H and Operation Military Kids, military students across Houston County are being presented a dog tag by active duty members.


On April 26, a Jet Powered School Bus will be at Lindsey Elementary at 8:35 a.m.  The Indy Boys, Inc. describes this event as “motorsports entertainment at its most extreme.”  The website, www.indyboysinc.com, states “Vehicle builder and driver Paul Stender has created some of the fastest and most unique jet powered vehicles that perform at air shows and events worldwide.  The Jet School Bus breathes fire and rockets along at speeds up to 367 mph.  The bus was fitted with a 42,000 HP GE J-79 jet engine lifted from a McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom fighter jet.  Dubbed “School Time” the bus also belches out 80 foot flames, sending huge clouds of smoke billowing from the tail pipe.”  The Warner Robins Police Department is assisting with the demonstration by blocking off Education Way during the performance.  The bus will also visit Huntington Middle on April 26 at 12:30 p.m. 


Other activities planned by Linwood this month are:


·         April 11-30:  Goodie box items to send servicemen.  Students are asked to contribute Crystal Light, Pringles and beef jerky.


·         April 13-30:  Wall of Honor Bulletin Board


·         April 23-30:  Children of Honor Art Display with military theme (cafeteria)


·         April 24:  Military Greet at parent and bus drop off


·         April 30:  Wear a Yellow Ribbon Day.  Students are asked to wear a yellow ribbon and Student Council will read a morning announcement about how Linwood students support our armed forces.


April has been recognized globally as “Month of the Military Child” since 1986 to uplift children of military families.  Youth are recognized for the sacrifices they make as a result of having a parent in the Armed Forces.  Robins AFB and the Houston County Board of Education are partnering to celebrate military students.


Board members, Superintendent Dr. Robin Hines and Col. David Southerland, Robins Air Force Base 78th Air Base Wing Commander, formally recognized April as Month of the Military Child during the April 10, 2012, Board meeting.  Board Chairman Tom Walmer read a proclamation which afterward was signed by Dr. Hines and Col. Southerland. 


On Friday, April 13, Linwood held a CRCT Pep Rally.  Col. Butikofer, Robins Air Force Base 78th Air Base Wing Commander, attended.  During the rally, the proclamation was read as part of the program.  

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