September 2022 - Catherine Findlay - Character Development Director
Constitution Day 2022 was an overwhelming success and we are immensely grateful for the support of our APA community. Each of our APA campuses successfully broadcast a livestream of students, staff, and special guests reading our most important founding document. This year was even more impactful as APA partnered with the Constitution Week organization and the city of Bluffdale as they broadcast their Constitution Day reading on September 22nd to over 150 classrooms and approximately 4,000 students.
Our estimates indicate that approximately 10,000 individuals including students, staff, families, and special guests were exposed to the U.S. Constitution through the efforts of our American Prep community. We hope that this celebration inspires others to hold an annual Constitution Day reading and that this program continues to grow in future years.
We encourage you to watch the replay of our readings, linked below, and remember that we are stronger together than we are divided. We believe that by reading the U.S. Constitution, we can become more knowledgeable and better able to respectfully debate and participate in our Democratic Republic form of government.
Thank you to everyone who joined the livestream and read along with us. If you were unable to watch your campus' livestream, please click one of the links below to watch a campus replay from Constitution Day 2022.
- 8 am - Draper 3 - 7th - 12th grades - Complete
- 9 am - Salem - Kindergarten - 9th grades - Complete
- 10 am - Draper 2 - Kindergarten - 6th grades - Complete
- 11 am - West Valley 1 - Kindergarten - 6th grades - Complete
- 12 pm - Draper 1 - Kindergarten - 6th grades - Complete
- 1 pm - West Valley 2/3 - Kindergarten - 12th grades
Here are some pictures of our campuses and Bluffdale City celebrating their Constitution Day readings.
September 15th, 2022
American Prep wishes to express immense gratitude to our entire Utah community for joining us today in celebrating our nation's Constitution. Each campus successfully broadcast a livestream of students, staff, and special guests reading our most important founding document. Thank you to everyone who joined the livestream and read along with us. If you were unable to watch your campus' livestream, please click one of the links below to watch a campus replay from Constitution Day 2022.
This month, American Prep celebrated our 3rd Annual Constitution Day Celebration on Thursday, September 15th. On this day, we read the Constitution at each of our six campuses, every hour from 8 am to 1 pm.
We encourage all families to continue to discuss our founding document and use the tools we shared with your students. APA students received an American Ideals bookmark, a Constitution Day tri-fold full of information, including a family quiz and a Q.R. code for more activities. After reading the Constitution, all students will received a sticker or button celebrating their accomplishment. Click here to access Constitution Day activities.
Our Constitution has been amended 27 times, giving all Americans the Bill of Rights, voting corrections, and other revisions. These changes demonstrate the claim that the U.S. Constitution is a living document. It’s the oldest and shortest written constitution of any major government in the world. The entire U.S. Constitution can be read in about 45 minutes.
We believe in “The American Dream,” founded on the ideals of Liberty, Equality, Democracy, Respect for the Rule of Law, and Patriotism. These ideals, which historically united immigrants from a variety of cultural backgrounds and beliefs, are found in our country’s founding document, The U.S. Constitution. We proudly promote the reading and understanding of this great document as a reminder that we are stronger together than we are divided. By reading the U.S. Constitution, we aim to become more knowledgeable and better able to respectfully debate and participate in our Democratic Republic form of government.
APA has worked with the organization Constitution Week to share our resources as builders. Visit ConstitutionWeek.live for more information on how to hold your own family, neighborhood, or community reading of the Constitution: it only takes 45 minutes.