Early in the morning on April 14, Chamberlain’s Children's Center held an event in conjunction with members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4292 to raise a new flag at the Keith Thompson Non-Public School. As the day went on, special education teacher Mathew Morrison along with other staff members taught students what it mean to serve America and be patriotic.
“With the flag going up and down everyday before and after school, it really feels like we are a real school,” Morrison said.
After the bell rang, students and teachers alike were excited to see the VFW volunteers there to talk about their experiences and what it feels like to be a veteran. The kids went right up to them and high-fived them saying “thank you for your service.”
“It is nice knowing that the VFW and we will be working a lot with each other in the future, so not only will the kids that I teach learn a lot, but my own children will learn as well,” Morrison said. “It is a rewarding experience to learn from the VFW and the kids.”
Chamberlain's teaches students from the first through eighth grade, in a two-classroom environment. The smaller classroom sizes provide a one-on- one student-teacher ratio emphasizing a highly specialized, developmentally appropriate education for the children. Morrison said, “Chamberlain’s Children Center is not like any other school in San Benito County. We deal students who do not deal well with certain situations and environments.”