We The People: Chugwater Constitution Day celebration held last week

Participants in the Constitution Day presentation. From left: Clay Moore, Weston Mendoza, Ryan Logan and Phillip Hogan.


CHUGWATER – On Tuesday, Sept.17, Chugwater schools celebrated “Constitution Day” with student presentations and refreshments to the public.
We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America is the first paragraph of the United States Constitution.
On Sept. 17, 1787, the 39 founding fathers of our nation signed the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia, Penn. Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution, recognizing all who are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.
The Constitution has three main functions.  First it creates a national government consisting of a legislative, executive, and judicial branch, with a system of checks and balances among the three branches.  Second, it divides power between the federal government and the states.  And third, it protects various individual liberties of American citizens and establishes the basic rights of all American citizens.
Chugwater school K-12 wanted to celebrate this historic day by recognizing our American heritage with a public presentation of what they have learned about Constitution Day. The Kindergarten, first, second, and third grade classes opened the presentation with a vocal and sign language Pledge of Allegiance. Fourth and fifth grade described the Declaration/We the People in detail and the meaning. Seventh and eighth grade students stated the first ten amendments. The junior class presented the creation of the Constitution, while the senior class baked and served refreshments. The presentation was closed with senior Glenda Heckel, fifth grader Clay Moore and Chugwater principal Kellie Jo Williams signing the Chugwater Schools Constitution Week 2019 Proclamation.
“The Constitution Day presentation was a great way to showcase our educational curriculum and the opportunity for the students to learn and celebrate their freedom. Constitution Day is a great reminder of the importance of the challenges our nation faced with becoming a governed nation,” said  Williams.
This is Williams first year as Principal at Chugwater Schools and mentioned she would like to hold a “Constitution Day” annually. This event is open to the public and she welcomes any visitor to Chugwater Schools to enjoy and observe the student’s knowledge of the document our nation is founded upon, on the anniversary of its adoption.

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