Department of Defense Education Activity

DoDEA Topic Archive : Observances

National School Nurse Day

National School Nurse Day

DoDEA joins the nation in celebrating the specialized practice of school nursing on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. This celebration recognizes the contributions school nurses make every day, particularly in times of crisis, to improve the safety, health, and academic success of all students.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week

DoDEA Director Tom Brady thanks DoDEA teachers for their tireless support of students during an extraordinary global pandemic. Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3rd - 7th.

Decision Day

Decision Day

Celebrate Decision Day on May 3rd – the day when DoDEA high-school seniors announce what they’ll be pursuing after graduation.

Holocaust Remembrance

Holocaust Remembrance

DoDEA joined the world in honoring the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust—as well as the millions of non-Jewish victims of Nazi persecution. Holocaust Days of Remembrance week was observed April 4–11, 2021.

Disabilities Awareness Month for Students with Disabilities

Disabilities Awareness Month for Students with Disabilities

March is Disabilities Awareness month! DoDEA is committed to increasing awareness and promoting independence, integration, and inclusion of all students with disabilities. DoDEA provides a range of support to students with disabilities – from accommodations to specialized instruction in the classroom.

Read Across America

Read Across America

DoDEA joins the National Education Association and schools across the nation in celebrating Read Across America on March 2nd and all year long to help motivate kids to read, bring the joys of reading to students of all ages, and make all children feel valued and welcome.