independence day

While we all celebrate American independence on July 4, John Adams (founding father and second president of the U.S.) believed that July 2nd was the correct date on which to celebrate the birth of American independence, and would reportedly turn down invitations to appear at July 4th events in protest. Interesting fact: Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826—the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. 

You can learn more about the history of 4th of July here.

All Kelso School District offices will be closed July 4 and 5 in observance.