Constitution Day

Constitution Day is celebrated each year on September 17 in observance of the adoption of the United States Constitution. On that day in 1787, the United States Constitution was adopted and signed by the delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. In 2004, the day was officially signed into law as a federal observance mandating that all publicly funded educational institutions, and all federal agencies, provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution.

Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified schools celebrated with a variety of activities. For example, Bryant Ranch students and staff signed a giant poster promising to uphold American ideals of being upstanding citizens. Sierra Vista Elementary opened the day with a flag raising ceremony followed by a variety of in-class activities. Third grade teacher Dawn Page, for example, presented a vocabulary lesson where students read the Preamble and discussed definitions of the words that America’s founding fathers selected as the opening paragraph to the Constitution.

These are just a few of the many activities that took place district-wide.

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