DDESS Schools in the News
Fort Campbell -- Jackson Elementary celebrates military children
by Megan Locke Simpson, Courier Staff
Fort Campbell Courier
Fort Campbell, KY | April 18, 2014
For 10-year-old Jackson Elementary School student Nathan Miller, the life of a military child is both "hard and fun.
"When his Dad left for deployment on his birthday, it was hard. However, there are perks.
"I get to go places normal kids don't usually get to," he said.
To celebrate the resilience and sacrifices of Miller and his peers, the Department of Defense designates April as the Month of the Military Child. During this month, the U.S. military, along with Department of Defense schools, child care organizations and other groups, set aside time to celebrate military children. Fort Campbell kicks off the month with parades at the Child Development Centers, Family fun days and other events.
At Jackson Elementary, students and teachers participated in a Spirit Week, April 7 through Friday. Students celebrated by dressing up for themed days, such as career day and hat day. Jackson also donated quilts that the students helped create to Fort Campbell's Fisher House. Thomasa Ross is part of a team of teachers at the school that helped plan Month of the Military Child activities this year.