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Presidents Day - No School

Did you know…Some people call it President’s Day, some call it Presidents Day, some call it Washington’s Birthday. So which is it? For a complete answer, check out this post from the Mount Vernon website:

Here’s the gist: The third Monday of February is the official federal holiday of Washington’s Birthday, but not every state has followed suit. 38 states and the District of Colombia officially observe some kind of celebration to honor President Washington, Presidents Washington & Lincoln, or all past presidents; in fact, there are 14 different variations, ranging from President’s Day to Presidents’ Day to Washington’s Birthday to George Washington Day. A couple of states, including Indiana, actually celebrate Washington’s Birthday on Christmas Eve, even though he was born on February 22nd!

No matter how you observe the day or what name you give it, take some time to read up on our first President, and to give thanks for his courage and vision, for it surely changed the course of human history:

First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen, he was second to none in humble and enduring scenes of private life. Pious, just, humane, temperate, and sincere; uniform, dignified, and commanding, his example was as edifying to all around him as were the effects of that example lasting…. Correct throughout, vice shuddered in his presence and virtue always felt his fostering hand. The purity of his private character gave effulgence to his public virtues.

Earlier Event: February 15
Faculty Retreat - No School
Later Event: February 28