Celebrating our Teachers: National Teachers Week at South
It seems like there is a holiday for just about anything, but believe it or not, there is a holiday for teachers as well. On May 3 this year, staff members of education institutions all around the nation will be celebrated for their valuable ability to teach the youth of today.
Here at South, this is not a specific day, but rather an entire week.
“Instead of national teachers day, we incorporate the entire staff and we do a whole week of celebration,” Kathleen August, a leadership and math teacher at South said. “Here at South, we do a drawing for the teachers. Each staff member receives a raffle ticket per day, then they put it into the drawing and try to win one of the themed baskets.”
Staff members are the heroes of schools; they are our leaders, our instructors, and the people who help build the future of our society as a whole.
“South has been celebrating Teacher’s Week for over sixty years,” August said.
This is even before congress declared this an unofficial holiday in 1980.
“I feel that all teachers need to be recognized for teaching the nation’s future,” Javan Kargel ‘17 said.
A way one can show appreciation to their teachers is with a simple thank you. Many teachers appreciate this because it does not happen often. Teachers are people it is no surprise that they have emotions just like everyone else. A gift would also be an appropriate way for students and parents to show their appreciation during Teacher Appreciation Week.