The Highground Invites Area Schools and Homeschooled Families to Education Days 2024

The Highground’s Annual Education Days event will offer two programs to enrich their educational mission. Two days will be dedicated to the traditional “5th Grade Tour of The Highground” along with two days of programs for students in middle school and high school.  

Flag Retirement Ceremony during the 2023 5th Grade Days program led by Daughters of the American Revolution-Ah Da Wah Gam Chapter.

October 1 and 2 will be The Highground’s traditional “5th Grade Days.” Students will receive a guided tour of The Highground with added presentations on different cultures, important moments in history and a Flag Retirement Ceremony. This 5th Grade event will be a half day presentation. Schools will need to pick the day and either the AM (9:30am-12:15pm) or PM (11:30am-2:15pm) session. Note: A lunch break is not scheduled within the sessions. There are picnic tables on site, however, so students are welcome to bring a sack lunch to eat before or after their session. Students are invited to bring a small resealable plastic bag of soil from their home, school or other special place to place on the Dove Mound.

The programs on October 3 and 4 will be geared towards a 9th -12th grade level of understanding and maturity. These days will feature programs that offer indepth insight into the U.S. military experience in WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Global War on Terror with accompanying presentations on the other nations / cultures involved in these wars. This program will not include a tour of The Highground, and it will not be a repeat of what these students may have received if they attended a previous Education Days event. Schools will need to pick which day to attend. Both days will run a full day from 9:30am-2:00pm. A lunch break is included from 11:30am-noon. Note: The Highground will work with schools that need to arrive later or leave before scheduled times. 

Scott Schultz, Veteran and Board Member at The Highground, gives a presentation at the Korean War Veterans Tribute during the 2023 event.

Shares Museum Coordinator Theresa Hebert, “We have teachers and chaperones who tell us they remember being here for the event as 5th graders themselves. We love hearing that as we strive to partner with many knowledgeable presenters every year to offer this unique educational experience to area youth.” 

Teachers are welcome to contact Theresa with questions if they want to coordinate a lesson plan with the presentations that will be offered. The exhibit “Striving for Peace” with displays of artwork and poetry by Veterans, non-veterans and youth will be on display in the Museum. 

To book a session for your students, send an email to Theresa at museum@thehighground.org or call 715-743-4224. A requested donation of $3.00 per person is appreciated if schools are able. 

Note: The public is invited to attend the presentations and tours; however, The Highground kindly asks that you contact Theresa for information and to RSVP (see contact details above).

For upcoming events and more, visit The Highground’s website at thehighground.us or follow them on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheHighgroundVeteransMemorial.

The Highground is located at W7031 Ridge Rd, Neillsville WI 54456. thehighground.us