National Women's History Month was established by presidential proclamation in order to draw attention to and improve the focus on women in historical studies. It began in New York City on March 8, 1857, when female textile workers marched in protest of unfair working conditions and unequal rights for women. It was one of the first organized strikes by working women, during which they called for a shorter work day and decent wages. Also on March 8, in 1908, women workers in the needle trades marched through New York City's Lower East Side to protest child labor, sweatshop working conditions, and demand women’s suffrage. Beginning in 1910, March 8 became annually observed as International Women's Day. Women’s History Week was instituted in 1978 in an effort to begin adding women’s history into educational curricula. In 1987, the National Women's History Project successfully petitioned Congress to include all of March as a celebration of the economic, political and social contributions of women.
RCS Vision: Rockingham County Schools will empower each child to be a life-long learner, equipped to contribute in a changing, complex society. RCS Mission: Through effective relationships with family and community partners, Rockingham County Schools will provide a safe, dynamic, nurturing, and innovative learning environment in which each child has the opportunity to reach his/her highest potential.
In compliance with Federal Law, Rockingham County Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any personon the basis of gender, race, color, religion, age or disability. The following persons have been designated to handle inquires regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Charity Bumpass, 504 Coordinator or Dr. Cindy Corcorcan, Title IX Coordinator 336.627.2600.