Military Families and Veterans
Today over one million Americans are bravely serving in the United States Armed Services. More than 19,000 Hoosiers are actively serving their nation away from home. Currently, over 20,000 children in the State of Indiana are members of military families. Students who have parents in the military may experience six to nine different schools during their K-12 education. Frequent moves, family separations through deployments and reintegration issues present unique challenges to military families.
MSD Warren County is committed to meeting the unique needs of all students, especially those of military youth. MSD of Warren County offers our gratitude and support for all military personnel, their families and veterans. MSD of Warren County will establish a trained point of contact at each building to support military families. In addition, MSD of Warren County vows to make every effort to connect military families with the resources they need.
Introducing Mr. Matt Commons, Purple Star Liaison
Mr. Matt Commons has been appointed as the first Purple Star Liaison of Seeger Memorial Jr.-Sr. High School. After graduating from Seeger in 2009, Mr. Commons joined the U.S. Army as an Infantryman and graduated from Basic Training and AIT in September 2009. After his initial training, Mr. Commons was fortunate to attend the U.S. Army Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia where he earned his airborne wings.
Mr. Commons was sent to Fort Bragg, North Carolina to serve with the 82nd Airborne Division where his unit completed two tours of duty in Afghanistan. During his second tour of duty in 2012, Mr. Commons received a purple heart while on a dismounted patrol. He finished his military career at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in 2014.
Upon his honorable discharge, Mr. Commons used his Post 9/11 GI Bill to complete an undergraduate degree in Social Studies Education, graduating from Purdue University in 2018. He was hired at Seeger as a Social Studies teacher in the fall of 2019. Currently, Mr. Commons teaches Social Studies, College and Career Readiness, and coaches two sports. We are proud to announce Mr. Commons as the first MSD of Warren County Purple Star Liaison.