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In & Out Burger Cookout
Makayla MylesApril 3, 2024

In-N-Out is coming to our school for Eligible 6th & 7th Graders. From 1:19-3:15 pm  on the Honor Court Lawn & Covered Eating Area.

The Tragedy of September 11

One of our very own teachers, Mrs. Pollack on the Frost campus has a family member who was a hero during the tragedy.

On September 11, 2001, it was a normal day till 8:46 a.m. An airplane hit one of the World Trade Center towers. Then just about twenty minutes later another plane hit the second tower. Soon later both towers fell, taking thousands of lives.

One of our very own teachers, Mrs. Pollack on the Frost campus has a family member who was a hero during the tragedy.

We have decided to ask her some questions about her experience with her family and how it affected them. 


Q: What were you doing when it happened?

A: I was teaching 2nd grade in New York during the strike.


Q: Did your dad tell you any stories about what happened?

A: Yes, my father was off duty on the day and he was called to arrive at 9/11 but by the time he got there he was too late and said that everybody had looked like ghosts because they were covered in ashes.


Q: How did it affect you and your family?

A: There were 343 firemen who died trying to save people trapped in the towers. Mrs Pollack grew up with these firemen and was stunned when she found out what happened. A lot of firemen had lost their lives trying to help, so firemen had to take 24-hour shifts to make up for the losses. From September 11 to Christmas Mrs. Pollack barely saw her father because, on the day when he was off his shift, he was at a funeral or memorial service.


Q: What did you do with your class after the towers were hit?

A: Mrs. Pollack had to stay with her 2nd grade class for the whole day. The children’s parents came in to pick up their children until there was only one student left in her class. Once she got confirmation to go home Mrs. Pollack had to stay are her mom’s house due to bridges and tunnels being closed.


Q: How old were you when it happened?

A: I was 25 years old when the tower had hit.


Q: What happened after the tragedy?

A: New York City closed call towers and they were jammed and her family and friends kept trying to call my dad to make sure he was okay.


The events that occurred that day were very tragic and irreversible taking many lives. 



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