Several Garden City USD 457 schools will celebrate Constitution Day Monday, per legislation that requires schools receiving federal funding to hold an educational program about the U.S. constitution during the holiday.
Students and staff at Alta Brown Elementary School will gather around the outdoor flag pole at 8:20 a.m. to say the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Garden City High School JROTC will visit Florence Wilson Elementary School at 8:20 a.m. to present the organization to the student body. Florence Wilson herself will come to the school at 3 p.m. to listen to fourth-graders recite the preamble to the constitution and watch videos of the school receiving recognition in Topeka for their School of Promising Practice Award from the Civic Engagement center and of the fourth grade constitution reader’s theater. The entire school will finish the day by handing out flags to students and singing “You’re a Grand Old Flag.”
Jennie Wilson Elementary School third-graders will hold a presentation on the preamble of the constitution at 8:15 a.m. in the school’s gymnasium. Other classes at the school will have classroom activities during the day.
Plymell Elementary School will hold an assembly at 3 p.m. where students will sing patriotic songs, recite the preamble of the constitution and read a book about the constitution.