PES 4th grade students recently decorated pillowcases in hopes of better preparing families in the event of a disaster. Students decorate a pillowcase they can stuff at home with emergency supplies, like clothes, medicines, water, health items, toilet paper, etc. The Pillowcase Project is a preparedness education program, conducted by the Red Cross, which teaches students about personal and family preparedness, local hazards, and basic coping skills.
All of the Portsmouth City Schools held Veterans Day assemblies to honor our past and present service men and women. At PHS, teachers who had served in the military were the guests of honor, and each gave compelling testimony about their time in the service. At the elementaries, students were active in musical tributes and gave speeches on the meaning of Veterans Day. PES even had a visit from Uncle Sam!
PCSD would like to thank all our veterans and our active duty servicemen. We honor you!