The National Education Association (NEA) website shared that NEA was one of the creators and original sponsors of American Education Week. Distressed that 25 percent of the country’s World War I draftees were illiterate and 9 percent were physically unfit, representatives of the NEA and the American Legion met in 1919 to seek ways to generate public support for education.
The first observance of American Education Week occurred December 4-10, 1921, with the NEA and American Legion as the co-sponsors. A year later, the U.S. Office of Education joined the effort as a co-sponsor, and the PTA followed in 1938. American Education Week is always celebrated the week prior to the week of Thanksgiving.
Fergus Falls Public Schools celebrates American Education Week by honoring the Teacher of the Year, Dave Schneck and announcing the Support Staff of the Year at an after-school social. This year’s event will take place at 3:45 pm on Wednesday, November 18 in the Kennedy cafeteria. The public is welcome to attend this event.
Congratulations to this year’s Support Staff of the Year nominees: Jenny Albertson, Amy Christensen, Kim Dowzak, Laurie Fredrickson, Karri Gullickson, Alan Friedrich, Brenda Hanson, Tiffany Hanson, Jayna Johnson, Doug Nelson, Stephanie Schulz, Doug Trosvig, and Linda West.
We would like to thank the Nazarene Church of Fergus Falls for gifting our schools with $100 per elementary classroom – to be used for winter clothing for students. This means McKinley will be allotted $1,100, Adams $1,400, and Cleveland $1,900. Volunteer staff members will do the shopping for the classrooms. When Elementary Principal Scott Colbeck shared this information with staff, he stated that we live in a very generous and caring community! Read more ›