Constitution Week is officially declared this year as September 17-23, 2018, and schools all across America will celebrate the nation’s Constitution.

Northport is proud to educate our students about our Constitution. Each morning this week, a different student voice will recite the Preamble to the Constitution on the public announcements.

Community partners and neighbors, Debra Magrann and Pauline Pavlick, visited the Northport Media Center to educate our students about the Constitution. Students learned that Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, James Madison and 31 other delegates met at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The date was September 17, 1787. The delegates signed the Constitution of the United States of America to establish a framework to govern our new country and to protect the rights of the citizens. The students also learned the difference between a Republic and a Democracy. Each student and teacher received a new copy of the Constitution of the United States of America.