Constitution Day is celebrated annually on September 17, which is the date the United States Constitution was signed in 1787. The U.S. Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties, freedoms and inalienable rights. The students, faculty and staff of the Martin County School District remain proud to celebrate the establishment of our nation's most important document.
The Florida Legislature has designated the last full week of public school classes in September (September 21 - 25 this year) as "Celebrate Freedom Week." This week of celebration is intended to allow school districts to incorporate appropriate instruction and activities that will help reinforce the principles and ideals on which our nation was founded. The provisions of Ch. 1003.421, Florida Statutes, include:
- The last full week of classes in September shall be recognized in public schools as "Celebrate Freedom Week."
- "Celebrate Freedom Week" must include at least three hours of appropriate instruction in each social studies class, which shall include an in-depth study of the intent, meaning and importance of the Declaration of Independence.
In addition to the requisite instruction, District schools will also broadcast a reading of the Declaration of Independence for students. Please click the link above to watch South Fork High School graduate Solomon Scholl perform the narration.