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A Place for All

If All the Trees Were Oaks

What if all the trees were oaks,
How plain the world would seem:
No maple syrup, banana splits,
And how would orange juice be?

Wouldn't it be a boring place,
If all the people were the same:
Just one color, just one language,
Just one family name!


If the forest were the world,
And all the people were the trees:
Palm and pine, bamboo and willow,
Live and grow in harmony.

Aren't you glad, my good friend,
Different though we be;
We are here to help each other,
I learn from you, and you, from me.

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Celebrate Diversity - Veteran's Day 2015

Veteran's visited HPS during the week of Veteran's day to discuss with students about the different military branches and explain their uniform. They told us about basic training and showed us their protective gear. They also demonstrated how to march and salute. Many students were given the opportunity to share information on family members who are veterans. World War II uniforms and a stars and stripes slide shows were on display in the library.

HPS salutes our men and women in uniform and we thank you all for your service.

Veteran's Day History

It was the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month when the armistice - the end of hostilities in World War I - went into effect in 1918. Armistice Day was celebrated in 1919, became a legal holiday in 1938 and was renamed Veteran's Day in 1954.

Read all about it by checking our books from the HPS library!

Veteran's Day - The Poppy Tradition

Wearing red poppies to celebrate veterans began with a line in a poem by the Canadian military physician Lt. Col. John McCrae -"In Flanders Fields the poppies blow/Between the crosses, row on row" - written for those who died in a Belgian field in World War I.

Color a Veteran's Day Thank you by clicking here.

Celebrate Diversity - MLK Day

Celebrate Diversity - Crazy Sock Day

HPS celebrated Crazy Sock Day in support of Down Syndrome Awareness Day.
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