Purple Up for the Military Child! 2023
May 11, 2023
April marks the month of the Military child, a time to honor military children for their strength, the challenges they have overcome, and the sacrifices they have made along with their families.
The Cabot School District, the district with the most military-connected students, is dedicated to supporting our families. Approximately 1,000 military children are enrolled in the Cabot School District.
We appreciate the sacrifices our families make each and every day. The district is committed to serving students of our military heroes and supporting them both emotionally and academically.
Our schools were the first in the state to be designated Purple Star Schools and our district was the first district in the state to be designated a Purple Star School District by the Arkansas Department of Education for their commitment to supporting and serving military children and their families.
The district has two dedicated Military Liaisons, Deputy Superintendent Michael Byrd and Director of Counseling Emily Taylor, to provide any necessary support for our military families. Our school counselors also serve as point of contact for our military families. They have been trained to specifically assist families in any situation military students may face including, constant relocation, enrollment, eligibility, graduation requirements, to dealing with a deployed parent.
Throughout the month of April, our schools celebrated military children and their families, this includes participating in Purple Up! Day. The Arkansas Department of Education designated Friday, April 21st, as Purple Up! Day, and encouraged everyone to wear purple to show support for military families.
Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, a combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red and Navy blue. We hope everyone will take this opportunity to appreciate and celebrate these young heroes and make it possible for military kids to visually witness the support of their community.
We hope everyone had the opportunity to appreciate and celebrate these young heroes and made it possible for military kids to visually witness the support from their community.