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American Education Week 2016
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Friday, November 11, 2016
"Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility"


During American Education Week, November 14—18, 2016, Americans nationwide will join the National Education Association (NEA) in raising awareness about the need to provide every child with a quality public education. The celebration highlights the importance of bringing together educators, parents, students, and communities in a unified effort to build great public schools. It also reflects NEA's vision of calling upon America to provide public school students with quality schools so that they can grow and achieve in the 21st century.

To further reinforce American Education Week's theme, each day of the week will spotlight the different people who are critical in building great public schools for the nation's 50 million K-12 students. American Education Week's celebration days include:

  • Monday, November 14: Nationwide Kickoff. Across the country, schools will celebrate excellence in education by hosting kickoff events and activities.
  • Tuesday, November 15: Parents Day. Schools will invite parents into the classroom for a hands-on experience of what the day is like for their child.
  • Wednesday, November 16: Education Support Professionals Day. Individuals who provide invaluable services to schools are recognized for their outstanding work.
  • Thursday, November 17: Educator for a Day. Community leaders will be invited to serve as educators to get a glimpse of a day in the life of a school employee.
  • Friday, November 18: Substitute Educators Day. This day honors the educators who are called upon to replace regularly employed teachers.

Wilkinson County Middle School will be celebrating American Education Week with various activities for our students, parents, faculty, and community.  All activities will help reinforce American Education Week's theme, "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility."

We encourage you to participate in this celebration to help us spread the word about the importance of great public schools in the lives of students. For more information on American Education Week, please visit

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