Sunday, May 4, 2014

Chesterton Elementary looks back at "Month of the Military Child"

From deployments to new schools, military children are faced with unique challenges that civilian kids may never experience. In an effort to recognize the hard work and applaud the courage of military children and how “They Serve Too,” the Department of Defense deemed April as the Month of the Military Child.

Workout at Chesterton Principal Akoni Derige and the Chesterton Elementary School Community celebrated the month with Marines who spent the day at the school on Friday, April 11. The volunteers assisted the physical education department throughout the day.

Students had the opportunity to rotate through "PT" stations with 28 Marines. The students were challenged and cheered on by the Marines as they completed each rotation. Military students were also treated to a special pizza lunch with the Marine volunteers and were given the opportunity to ask questions, share stories, and celebrate their military connections.

Each child was also given a certificate of appreciation for being a military kid! The event was made possible due to the support from the School Liaison office. The School Liaison serves as the link between military families, the installation commander, military agencies, and schools by providing assistance in matters pertaining to student education.

For more information, contact Principal Akoni Deridge at