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Deployment Support Available

If you feel your student or your family may benefit from speaking with someone about the stresses of a deployment, we have resources available.  You an reach out to your school counselor or myself at

It is very important that you inform your child's school or the school district office prior to a deployment in the family.  In this way, our educators are aware and can provide any additional support or supervision that the student needs.  Awareness is the key to helping and that is what we strive to do. 

Deployment can be a trying time for families and can be especially hard on the kids.


Medical Lake School District wants to provide as much support as we can during this time of separation.

Schools can be one place where stability and normal routine can provide an anchor for children during the challenges of deployment and the resulting disruptions to daily life. The predictability of the classroom helps to cushion the impact of deployment that often includes changes in psychological equilibrium and disruption of individual behavior and coping skills. Alternatively, the stresses that may result from family separation have the potential to affect an entire school community and may interfere with the ability of students and staff to focus on learning.




















Military Youth Book List

For youth going through deployments or other hardships from military life.


A few of the titles available at the Fairchild Air Force Base Library:


My Red Balloon

by Eve Bunting (K-2nd)

Daddy's in Iraq but I Want Him Back

by Carmen R. Hoyt

While You Are Away by Eileen Spinelli

A Paper Hug by Stephanie Skolmoski

My Dad's a Hero by Recebba Christiansen & Jewel Armstrong

A Yellow Ribbon For Daddy

by Anissa Mersiowsky

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

Sammy's Soldier by Sarah L. White

Additional Book Titles by age group:

Preschool-Age Books


A Lesson About Deployment by Ron Madison


American by the Numbers by Devin Scillian


Hooray for Our Heroes, Sesame Street


Bearable Moments by Christopher Judd


Daddy/Mommy You’re My Hero! By Michelle Ferguson-Cohen


Daddy’s In Iraq but I Want Him Back! By Carmen R. Hoyt


I Miss You! A Military Kids Book About Deployment by Beth Andrews


My Daddy’s In the Military He Flies a Big Plane by Jana Kurzeja


My Father Is Far Away by Robin Ballard


Over There Mommy/Daddy Version by Zero to Three

Middle School-Age Books


Almost Forever by M. Testa


Dear Blue Sky by Mary Sullivan


Jack Adrift: Fourth Grade Without a Clue by Jack Gantos


My Hero: Military Kids Write About Their Moms and Dad by Allen Appel


The Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key


Uncle Sam’s Kids When Duty Calls by Angela Sportelli-Rehak


Elementary-Aged Books


A Very long Time by Geri Timperley and Nikki Arro

Boo Boo Bear’s Mission by Mary Linda Sather

How Many Stars In The Sky? By  Lenny Hort

Night Catch by Brenda Ehrmantraut

A is for America by Devin Scillian

Daddy Got His Orders by Kathy Mitchell

Daddy, Will You Miss Me? By Wendy McCormick and Jennifer Eachus

F is For Flag by Wendy Cheyette Lewison

I Pledge Allegiance by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson

If You Listen by Charlotte Zolotow

I’ll See You When the Moon is Full by Jim Fowler

L Is For Liberty by Wendy Cheyette Lewison

Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot by Margot Theis Raven

Mommy Don’t Go by Elizabeth Crary

More Than Anything Else by Marie Bradby

My Dad, Everyone’s Soldier by Tiera Rozman

My Daddy is A Guardsman by Kirk and Sharron Hilbrecht

My Daddy is A Soldier by Kirk and Sharron Hilbrecht

My Mommy Wears Combat Boots by Sharon G. McBride

Ned and the General by Ron Madison

Operation Celebration by Stephanie Skolmoski

Red, White, and Blue by John Herman

Red, White, and Blue Good-Bye by Sarah Wones Tomp

The Flag We Love by Pam Munoz Ryan

The Magic Box by Marty Sederman and Seymour Epstein

High School-Age Books


A Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor by Harry Mazer


After the First Death by Robert Cormier


Finding My Way by Michelle Sherman


Megan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys by Kate Brian


Military Kids Speak by Julie Rahm


My Story: Blogs by Four Military Teens by Michelle D. Sherman, Ph.D.


Operation: Home Front by Caroline B. Cooney


The Proving Ground by Elaine Alphin


Till Tomorrow by John Donahue


When the Lights Go Out by Max Elliot Anderson

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