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DoDEA Observance Calendar

Upcoming Observances, Celebrations and Recognition Events



Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

The Department of Defense (DoD) joins the nation in celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Monday, January 15, 2018.


Africa American History Month 2018

National African American History Month

African American History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role they have played in the history of the United States.

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DoDEA Celebrates CTE Month

DoDEA celebrates CTE Month every February as a reminder to students that Career and Technical Education programs are available to all those who want to pursue a college education; enlist in the military; or enter directly into the workforce.


DoDEA School Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week focuses public attention on the unique contributions of school counselors within the DoDEA school system and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do.

2018 National Engineer Week

National Engineers Week

To help promote STEM careers among students, DoDEA is celebrating National Engineers Week, February 18-24, 2018. 


2018 Women's History Month

Women's History Month

DoDEA celebrates Women's History Month, recognizing the great contributions that women have made to our nation.


Read Across DoDEA Day

Join schools across DoDEA in celebrating the joys of reading: Grab your Hat and Read with the Cat.


DoD Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month

DoD Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month

DoDEA stands with the Department of Defense in support of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

DoDEA is unwavering in its commitment to the safety and well-being of our children. We also strive to ensure that military families have the support they need to effectively recognize and prevent child abuse and neglect in our schools.

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The Month of the Military Child

DoDEA joins the Department of Defense and the military community in honoring military families and their children for the sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome.


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Decision Day

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

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Teacher Appreciation Week

DoDEA joins the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and schools around the country in celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week.

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National School Nurse Day

This day, set aside to honor the contribution of school nurses in schools all over the world, falls in the middle of Teacher Appreciation Week.