To prepare for Thanksgiving our school hosted a luncheon with our students, parents, and staff. Each of our classes cooked a traditional Thanksgiving side to be shared. Our staff each volunteered to make a turkey at home to also be served at the event. When it was time for the luncheon to happen, a select few students dressed in chef outfits and served everyone at the event.

Not only did parents come to this event, but also, our local news stations. The Aegis, Baltimore Sun, and ABC Channel 2 News came to report on our event. The students and parents were so excited to have their pictures taken and to talk to real reporters.

The following day, we showed our students they were on the front page of two newspapers; their smiles were contagious, and they are so excited for the next event. Our staff member, Marc, was interviewed to be shown on TV and his quote perfectly sums up why we do events like this, “We’re building life skills through every part of the process to get to where we are today. So, helping cleaning, helping set up the tables, the chairs and even the culinary skills in order to help prepare the meal.”

It is great to have any opportunity to bring families together and celebrate community!

Baltimore Sun Article:

Students at Harford’s High Road School serve early Thanksgiving meal to classmates, families
High Road School of Harford County on Tuesday served its annual Thanksgiving dinner, prepared by students and staff, to classmates and their families. High Road, in Belcamp, serves students who have special needs and Individualized Education Program plans.

WMAR video segment

Students prepare, cook Thanksgiving meal in Harford County
HARFORD COUNTY, Md. — Thanksgiving is right around the corner and some students celebrated early on Tuesday. All week, students at the High Road School of Harford County prepared for the meal and on Tuesday morning they cooked all of the food.

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