The Beaufort County School District (BCSD) will be honoring military children and their families during the week of April 18-22.
“We acknowledge that our military children must adapt and overcome the hardships of transitioning due to the multiple moves they must make while serving alongside their families, “ said Superintendent Frank Rodriguez. “The month of April is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate their strength, courage, and resiliency, as well as to show our deep appreciation for their sacrifices.”
BCSD military appreciation day themes
April 18: Support Your Favorite Military Branch of Service Day
April 19: Honoring Deployed Service Members Day
April 20: ‘Purple Up! For Military Kids’- Wear purple to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. (Purple combines each branch's colors into one: the Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard all use shades of blue, the Army uses green, and the Marines use red.)
April 21: Red, White, and Blue Day
April 22: Principal’s Choice
BCSD was bestowed the honor of Military Purple Star Distinction by the South Carolina Department of Education last May. The Purple Star School program is designed to help schools respond to the educational and social-emotional challenges military-connected children face during their transition to a new school and keep them on track to be college, workforce, and life-ready.
Over 1,500 children from active-duty military families installed at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, the Marine Corps Air Station, and the Naval Hospital in Beaufort attend Beaufort County School District schools.