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September 15, 2006

APS Schools To Celebrate Constitution Day

During the week of Sept. 18, students throughout Aurora Public Schools will celebrate “Constitution Day” with a variety of activities in and outside of the classroom.

Lansing Elementary fifth graders will learn about the Constitution in a special way—via a field trip to the Colorado State Capitol hosted by Rep. Michael Garcia, a former Lansing student and APS graduate. At the Capitol, Garcia will take the class out on the floor and provide a real-life lesson on how the House works and votes. The class field trip is scheduled on Thursday, Sept. 21.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to visit the Capitol with Rep. Garcia,” said Patricia Mossop, Lansing fifth-grade teacher. “Viewing our government in action adds so much to what students are learning in the classroom about our Constitution and how laws are made and amended.”

Other Constitution Day activities include:

  • South Middle School students will conduct unique projects on the Bill of Rights.
  • Gateway High School will research Constitutional history with resources from the Library of Congress and the National Archives.

Constitution Day, observed every year on Sept. 17, was established by the U.S Congress in 2004 as a day for all schools to hold educational programs on the U.S. Constitution. To learn more about Constitution Day, log onto www.LibertyDay.com.

For more information about APS Constitution Day activities, contact Communication Services at 303-344-8060, ext. 28015.


Communication Services

Georgia Durán, Director
303-344-8060, ext. 28015
FAX: 303-326-1939
e-mail: georgiad@admin.aps.k12.co.us

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