Loudoun County High School is holding “American Monday” today after a student criticized the school for at first turning down the idea to hold a patriotic-themed event.
Daniel Eisert, a senior at the high school, said the student council proposed holding an American-themed spirit day but the suggestion was turned down by the school administration. “The school administration shot it down for being ‘too political’ and ‘might cause bullying’ according to members of the student council,” Eisert wrote in a Loudoun Now letter to the editor.
Wayde Byard, Loudoun County Public Schools’ public information officer, said much of what was communicated by the administration to the student council was mischaracterized through social media. “People were taking second hand information and implying motives that weren’t true,” he said.
“American Monday” today entailed a short rally before school—about 50 students attended, Byard said—and students wore red, white and blue.
“It’s a pretty typical school day,” he added.