Collinsville Middle School put together a video to highlight a project they did in November to honor veterans.
CMS Teacher Karen Kalous and her students wrote messages to show their appreciation to veterans. The project was inspired by Mrs. Kalous’ relationship with Susie Tipton — a local Gold Star wife.
The student’s heartfelt notes were the culmination of several lessons where the students learned about the sacrifices made by veterans, as well as things related to military service like dog tags and the tradition of remembrance poppies.
The Honoring Heroes video tells Susie Tipton’s journey to honor her husband and nephew and the creative way Mrs. Kalous wove a writing lesson into a community service project that left her students with an appreciation for what it means to be a veteran.