2011

Austin Middle School Celebrates Take a Veteran to School Day

Local veterans will be honored at a Take a Veteran to School program at Amarillo’s Austin Middle School, Wednesday, Nov. 9. The Take a Veteran to School Day project is part of a national initiative by the History Channel and Suddenlink Communications, which provides cable services in Amarillo.

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Raye McCoy Elementary Celebrates Take a Veteran to School Day

Local Veterans Will Be Honored Friday at the School

Local veterans will be honored at a Take a Veteran to School program at Georgetown’s Raye McCoy Elementary School, Friday, Nov. 11. The Take a Veteran to School Day project is part of a national initiative by the History Channel and Suddenlink Communications, which provides cable services in Georgetown.

Take a Veteran to School programs provide a way for students to learn more about the history of Veterans Day and about the experiences of veterans from all backgrounds and walks of life.

Veterans will be honored with a breakfast at the GISD Central Office before leaving to visit several Georgetown schools. Congressman John Carter will greet the veterans during breakfast. The veterans who visit McCoy Elementary will be greeted by students wearing Take a Vet to School T-shirts provided by History Channel, faculty members and representatives from Suddenlink, who will honor the hometown heroes at an assembly.

What: Take a Veteran to School

When: Friday, Nov. 11 – GISD breakfast reception, 7:15 a.m.
McCoy Elementary assembly, 8:45 a.m.

Where: Breakfast: GISD Central Office, 603 Lakeway Dr, Georgetown
Assembly: McCoy Elementary School, 1313 Williams Dr., Georgetown

Who: At GISD: Congressman John Carter
At McCoy Elementary School:
Procession of Guests
Welcome: Alma Guzman, Principal
Color Guard Presentation of Flags
Pledge of Allegiance: Student Council President Madison Conlan Student
Moment of Silence
Star Spangled Banner: McCoy Honor Choir, director Barbara Tucker
Introduction of Guest Speaker
Guest Speaker
Keeping the Promise: McCoy Honor Choir
Military Service Medley
Introduction of Veterans: Gifted/Talented FacilitatorTina Bertucci & Assist. Principal Brenda Jirasek
Closure, Alma Guzman
God Bless America: McCoy Honor Choir

Photos/Cameras are welcome during the presentation.
Interviews: Interviews available before or after event.

Contacts: Angel Ortiz, Suddenlink (512) 931-2973, cell (512) 563-4924
[email protected]

Brad Domitrovich, GISD, (512) 943-1890, cell (512) 635-2708
[email protected]

Georgetown, Leander, Pflugerville Get More HD TV Channels – Latest Part of Suddenlink’s 3-Year Investment Program

Suddenlink announced today it has launched more high-definition (HD) TV channels in Georgetown, Leander and Pflugerville. The new HD channels include: The Hub HD, QVC HD, GSN HD, HSN HD, OWN HD, Fuel HD, Planet Green HD, Investigation Discovery HD, BBC America HD, The Weather Channel HD, HBO2 HD, HBO Comedy HD, HBO Latino HD, The Movie Channel HD, Starz Comedy HD and Hallmark Movie Channel HD.

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