Friday, June 18th, 2021—In observance of Juneteenth, there will be no school on Friday, June 18th. Classes will resume on Monday, June 21st.
Juneteenth is the commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. The origins of the commemoration date back to June 19th, 1865, when enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas first heard that the Civil War had ended, and they were free. Juneteenth gets its name from a combination of June and nineteenth and is also known as Black Independence Day, Juneteenth Independence Day, and Emancipation Day.
Enjoy your long weekend, Atoms!