Military Moms Convene for Tea and Support


The high school held its fourth annual Military Moms Tea on May 12, providing military moms with a chance to network and meet with the mothers of seniors who are planning on joining the military upon graduation.

“They share their experiences and provide insight and support to the new moms,” said teacher Laurie Osbern.

The event was originally created by retired teacher Janet Werner as a way of bringing together and celebrating the mothers of Deer Park graduates who have served or are serving in the military.  Werner was in attendance, along with students, staff, district and building administrators, and 11 military mothers. George Tirado, a Deer Park alumnus currently serving in the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan, was a special guest via video chat.

Life skills students in Patricia Skjoldahl’s class decorated the room prior to the event, and served refreshments as the participants took turns speaking about their children in the military.