Sunday, February 16, 2020

Why do we have a Head's Holiday?

The genesis of the Head's Holiday can be found in the early 1960s when I was growing up in Massachusetts. Back then, and still today, the schools had a week-long break following Presidents' Day (then known as Washington's Birthday, and not always on a Monday). I missed that holiday when I began teaching in Maryland lo those many decades ago, and when I got to be in charge it seemed a good idea to bring back at least a piece of my childhood to share with my beautiful students. This may be the one decision I've made that no student or teacher has ever complained about! It not only gives us a nice little mid-winter break, but allows the opportunity to have a ski trip with the slopes virtually to ourselves. Enjoy!

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