Department of Defense Education Activity

DoDEA Topic Archive : Observances

Juneteenth

Juneteenth

Juneteenth (a blending of the words June and nineteenth), also known as Freedom Day, is an American holiday and is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.

National School Nurse Day

National School Nurse Day

DoDEA joins the nation in celebrating the specialized practice of school nursing. 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.

Decision Day

Decision Day

Celebrate Decision Day on May 1st – the day when DoDEA high-school seniors announce what they’ll be pursuing after graduation.

Holocaust Remembrance

Holocaust Remembrance

DoDEA joins 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 which will be observed from April 19 – 26, 2020.

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.