Chinook Schools Commemorate Teacher Appreciation Week


May 15, 2024

Not only across the country but also in area schools, people celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week from May 6-10. In a proclamation on Friday, May 3, President Joe Biden said: “Teachers are the heart and soul of our Nation. They care for our Nation’s students, pass on knowledge to rising generations, and inspire our children to dream up new possibilities for their futures.”

The idea for a week to honor teachers began more than 70 years ago with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who urged Congress in 1953 to designate a day to thank teachers. The day was originally celebrated on March 7 but was move...

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