Posted: Oct 15, 2013 10:05 AM by Paul, Preston, Jared, Ashely
Updated: Oct 15, 2013 11:33 AM
On October 14, 2013, students will be off for a day. CCISD has assigned Monday as a staff development day, so students get to enjoy a 3-day weekend. Unfortunately, CCISD staff members get to enjoy the whole day at work, except no students. Aside from having a day off, the day has its own significance.
"In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue." That famous poem by Maurice Abravanel has probably followed many of us since grade school. On Monday, however, we commemorate once more, of the voyage that changed the face of our continent, which was known then as the New World. Although it has been argued that Christopher Columbus and his crew were not the first Europeans to reach the continent of North America, it is still significant because it marked the beginning of the European expansion into North America.