Celebrating Women’s History Month
Updated: Mar 10, 2020
March is Women's History Month. Please join us in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.
About Women's History Month
Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush, Obama and Trump have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”
In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th 1980 as National Women’s History Week.
“From the first settlers who came to our shores, from the first American Indian families who befriended them, men and women have worked together to build this nation. Too often the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength and love of the women who built America was as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well."
Our Morning Announcement
"Good morning! My name is Jordyn Miller. Did you know that March is Women's History Month? Congress declared March 1987 as the first official Women's History Month. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions to history, culture and society. It is an excellent opportunity to put a spotlight on all of the major things women accomplish each and every day.Every woman has a story to tell and gifts to share with the world. We all have the power to influence our world, in large and small ways, National Women’s History Month reminds us of that!
Our Lobby Showcase
When you enter or leave our school, please take a moment to visit the showcase that celebrates Women's History Month.
Women's History Month 2020 Theme
The 2020 theme celebrates the women who have fought for woman’s right to vote in the United States. In recognition of the centennial of the 19th Amendment, the theme honors women from the original suffrage movement as well as 20th and 21st century women who have continued the struggle (fighting against poll taxes, literacy tests, voter roll purges, and other more contemporary forms of voter suppression) to ensure voting rights for all.
Women's History Month https://womenshistorymonth.gov
Women's History Month for Teachers https://womenshistorymonth.gov/for-teachers/
National Women's History Alliance: https://nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org/2020-theme/
Credits: Special thanks to the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.