Upcoming Observances, Celebrations and Recognition Events
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayThe Department of Defense (DoD) joins the nation in celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Monday, January 18, 2021.
DoDEA Career and Technical Education MonthDoDEA 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.
Black History MonthBlack History Month celebrates the achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their immeasurable impact on the history of the United States.
National School Counseling WeekNational School Counseling Week 2020, “School Counselors: Helping Build Better Humans,” will be celebrated from Feb. 3–7, 2020, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems.
National Engineers WeekTo help promote STEM careers among students, DoDEA is celebrating National Engineers Week, February 16-22, 2020
Read Across AmericaDoDEA 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.
Disabilities Awareness Month for Students with DisabilitiesMarch 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.
Women's History MonthMarch is Women’s History Month – a time to honor the contributions of women in American history.
The Month of the Military ChildDoDEA 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.
Holocaust RemembranceDoDEA 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.
Decision DayCelebrate Decision Day on May 1st – the day when DoDEA high-school seniors announce what they’ll be pursuing after graduation.
Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage MonthThe observance of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month is an occasion to remember the patriotism of AAPIs who have served, or are currently serving, in the DOD, our nation and, specifically, here at DoDEA.
National School Nurse DayDoDEA 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.
Teacher Appreciation WeekDoDEA joins the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and schools around the country in celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week.
JuneteenthJuneteenth (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.
Women's Equality DayDoDEA celebrates Women’s Equality Day and the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which guarantees all American women the right to vote.
National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 - October 15Hispanic Heritage observations began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and were expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. The expansion was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
Bullying Prevention MonthDoDEA actively acknowledges National Bullying Prevention month in October in order to help educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention.
National Disability Employment Awareness MonthEvery October, we observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month to recognize the contributions, dedication and talents of Americans with disabilities who are a vital part of our workforce.
National American Indian Heritage MonthDoDEA joins the nation in recognizing American Indians for their respect for natural resources and the Earth, having served with valor in our nation's conflicts and for their many distinct and important contributions to the United States.
School Psychology WeekFrom November 9-13, DoDEA joins the nation in celebrating School Psychology Awareness Week (SPAW). School psychologists effectively link teaching, learning, and mental health to improve outcomes and are a ready resource in schools.
Veterans DayVeterans Day Message from Mr. Thomas M. Brady, Director of DoDEA.
American Education WeekDuring American Education Week. DoDEA joins the nation in raising awareness about the need to provide every child with a quality public education. Links available to the NEA’s AEW toolkits for artwork, promo materials, activity ideas and fact sheets.