Clutching passports and carrying suitcases, 19th century immigrants trudge toward the HMS Campania, a giant sailing vessel that will carry them on a three-week journey across the sea to a new land filled with hope and a promising new life – the United States of America.
As they anticipated celebrating the holidays with presents under the tree, sitting down to a big meal with family and playing in the snow, Sand Creek Elementary School, Coon Rapids, students turned their thoughts to those in need.
Eager to express holiday wishes to men and women serving in the U.S. military, Roger Johnson’s Sand Creek Elementary School fifth-graders made dozens of Christmas cards to be sent to troops serving overseas.
After classroom learning and an interactive exhibit, Sand Creek Elementary School students learning about trees culminated with the opportunity to plant trees or shrubs at a Tree Trust planting event at the school May 30.
For decades the Coon Rapids American Legion has sponsored the school patrols at Coon Rapids elementary schools.