Students wear purple to salute military classmates - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Students wear purple to salute military classmates

The Georgia State school superintendent has invited schools to honor military children. (Source: WALB) The Georgia State school superintendent has invited schools to honor military children. (Source: WALB)
DCSS Spokesperson J.D. Sumner (Source: WALB) DCSS Spokesperson J.D. Sumner (Source: WALB)
Along with the rest of the state, Dougherty County school system allows military families to pick what schools their children attend. (Source: WALB) Along with the rest of the state, Dougherty County school system allows military families to pick what schools their children attend. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Georgia State school superintendent has invited schools to honor military children.

April marks the month of the military child.

State School Superintendent Richard Woods is asking each district to designate a day or week to wear purple.

The Dougherty County school district will partner with the Marine Corp Logistics Base (MCLB) on some events later in the month. 

DCSS currently works with MCLB when new military families move to town.

School staff provide support to ensure their kids are comfortable when they start school.  

"Make sure again that they don't fall through the cracks, that they're adjusting right, that they aren't warning signs that they're lonely or isolated or kind of not fitting in. All of that is something this month brings awareness too," said DCSS Spokesperson J.D. Sumner. 

There are 30,000 children of military families in Georgia's public schools. 

Along with the rest of the state, Dougherty County school system allows military families to pick what schools their children attend.

Copyright 2017 WALB. All rights reserved. 

Report an error Submit a tip to WALB News 10

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Thronateeska to host Science Saturday to make pinhole projectors

    Thronateeska to host Science Saturday to make pinhole projectors

    Friday, August 18 2017 8:04 AM EDT2017-08-18 12:04:31 GMT
    A pinhole projector is a way to view the solar eclipse safely (Source: WALB)A pinhole projector is a way to view the solar eclipse safely (Source: WALB)

    With the great American solar eclipse just a few days away, special viewing glasses can be hard to find, but there are still ways to view Monday's eclipse safely.

    More >>

    With the great American solar eclipse just a few days away, special viewing glasses can be hard to find, but there are still ways to view Monday's eclipse safely.

    More >>
  • Americus to host a back to school bash

    Americus to host a back to school bash

    Friday, August 18 2017 6:18 AM EDT2017-08-18 10:18:57 GMT
    The event takes place on Friday, August 18, 2017 (Source: Downtown Americus Facebook Page)The event takes place on Friday, August 18, 2017 (Source: Downtown Americus Facebook Page)

    On Friday, August 18, students at South Georgia Technical College and Georgia Southwestern State University will finish their first week of the new semester and the City of Americus wants to celebrate with a special event.

    More >>

    On Friday, August 18, students at South Georgia Technical College and Georgia Southwestern State University will finish their first week of the new semester and the City of Americus wants to celebrate with a special event.

    More >>
  • Chehaw warns of dangers of balloon releases

    Chehaw warns of dangers of balloon releases

    Friday, August 18 2017 6:02 AM EDT2017-08-18 10:02:02 GMT
    Chehaw found these balloons in the park (Source: Facebook)Chehaw found these balloons in the park (Source: Facebook)

    Chehaw is warning people about the dangers of releasing balloons after a group of balloons were found in the park.

    More >>

    Chehaw is warning people about the dangers of releasing balloons after a group of balloons were found in the park.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly