Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 Celebrates 1-23 Day

January 23 is a special date for Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 as 1-23 Day is an opportunity to show gratitude for the learning community in a fun and meaningful way.

Staff members enjoyed a special breakfast from the Great American Bagel and were given matching district shirts with an empowering message printed on the back: “If we don’t have each other, we don’t have anything…” -The Outsiders.

In addition to wearing school spirit wear of their own, students also participated in 123 themed activities such as creating math sentences equal to 123 and crafting 123 Day hats. 

The highlight of the afternoon was the 123 second dance party at 1:23 pm. Everyone from preschoolers to administrators showed off their best moves as “ABC” by the Jackson 5 played throughout every building’s public address speakers. 

"1-23 Day evokes for us all a deep sense of community and togetherness, as we take a small amount of time to celebrate the significance of who we are and the value of learning we all share," Superintendent Dr. Paul Enderle said.

Next year promises to be a largely symbolic 1-23 Day as the district will enter its 123rd year of educating students for tomorrow’s world.

Watch a video compilation from the district-wide dance party and view photos from the day’s celebration below.

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