On Monday, August 27 the entire student body of C.O. Harrison Elementary School kicked off their second week of school with a flag raising ceremony.
The morning started with a roll call of grades led by new C.O. Harrison principal, Corey Kessler. From fifth grade to kindergarten, cheers for “Go Colonels” were shouted when each grade level was called.
The flag was presented by Cub Scout Pack 300, Den 3. Under the direction of scout leader Terry Schmackers, Joe Ludwig called for the Color Guard. Tyler Johnson, Dylan Smith, Jack Wigginton and Julian Schmackers raised the flag in front of the school at 9:15 a.m. Michael Connolly then lead the students in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
C.O. Harrison teachers Holly Asman, Jenny Haas and Christine Nordquist sang the National Anthem. Darrien Bockting then directed everyone to begin singing You’re a Grand Old Flag.
Mr. Kessler welcomed and introduced new staff and teachers to the students and then the Seven Habits of Happy Kids were presented. Pupils shouted out each of the seven habits: Be proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, think win/win, listen before you talk, synergize, sharpen the saw.
The ceremony ended early as rain drops began to fall while students recited the pride pledge and then marched back to class singing their school fight song.
I want to make myself better today
Than I was yesterday.
My teacher cannot do this for me.
I must do it myself.
In the way I look,
in the way I act,
And in my work,
I will be my best self.
School Fight Song
We’re proud to be at C.O. Harrison.
We think our school is Number One.
From kindergarten through fifth grade,
Our students really like to come.
We like our rooms and our activities,
Our teachers, friends, and Principals.
So let us sing for C.O. Harrison,
The school we love the best of all.