“Seeing how attentive and involved the students were when teaching them about the flag gives me a great sense of pride that future generations will see the United States flag as powerful as I do,” said Cadet Major Samuel Stuart.
The week of September 18 - 22 is known as Constitution Week, and students at schools across the district were learning special lessons, making projects about the Bill of Rights, wearing red, white and blue and giving patriotic performances, to name a few.
The pictures in this slideshow include Dalton Middle School's patriotic band performance on the school's morning show on Wednesday, Sept. 20. The Morris Innovative High School social studies classes used the week to learn about the constitution. Stephanie Williamson's American Government students, English language learners transitioned out of the Newcomer Academy, competed against each other with the best information after translating the Bill of Rights and posting their projects in the hallways. The students paid particular attention to misconceptions about the Bill of Rights.
The week ended with City Park's annual 'Merica March on Friday, Sept. 22. Four designated JROTC cadets from Dalton High School instilled a patriotic presence during the march. During this event, elementary school students embraced the patriotism and freedom of rights granted to citizens in the United States. The high school cadets walked alongside the students around City Park by grade. After each grade had a chance to go around the school, the students and cadets gathered to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and listen to the National Anthem. Once all the students were dismissed and headed back to class, the City Park student council stood by the flagpole, where the high school cadets taught them the importance of the flags, the respect they require, and how to fold, raise and lower the flags.
Cadet Major Samuel Stuart said the experience was a great learning opportunity for the elementary students, but an empowering one for the cadets, as well. "Seeing how attentive and involved the students were when teaching them about the flag gives me a great sense of pride that future generations will see the United States flag as powerful as I do," he said.