Observance Calendar

Upcoming Observances, Celebrations and Recognition Events

January

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
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 21, 2019.

February

DoDEA Celebrates CTE Month
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
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.
National Engineers Week
National Engineers Week
To help promote STEM careers among students, DoDEA is celebrating National Engineers Week, February 17-23, 2019.
Black History Month
Black History Month
Black History Month celebrates the achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their immeasurable impact on the history of the United States. This year's theme is Black Migrations.

March

Disability Awareness Month
Disability Awareness Month
March is Disabilities Awareness month! DoDEA is committed to increasing awareness and promoting independence, integration, and inclusion of all students with disabilities.
Women's History Month
Women's History Month
March is Women’s History Month – a time to honor the contributions of women in American history.
Read Across DoDEA Day
Read Across DoDEA Day
On March 1st, DoDEA students will celebrate the importance of encouraging literacy for all ages.

April

The Month of the Military Child
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.

May

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.
Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month
Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month
The 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.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Teacher Appreciation Week
DoDEA joins the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and schools around the country in celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week.
National School Nurse Day
National School Nurse Day
DoDEA joins the nation to celebrate the specialized practice of school nursing. This celebration recognizes the contributions school nurses make every day to improve the safety, health, and academic success of all students.

September

DoDEA Suicide Prevention Awareness
DoDEA Suicide Prevention Awareness
Worried about a friend? Be there for them. Show that you care. Reach out for help.
National Day of Service and Remembrance
National Day of Service and Remembrance
DoDEA remembers the lives lost on September 11, 2001 and those who responded in the aftermath.
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
On September 17, US citizens remember the blessings of liberty and are recognized for holding the responsibilities of citizenship.

September - October

DEOMI - Hispanic Heritage Month
DEOMI - Hispanic Heritage Month
DoDEA recognizes the profound and positive influence Hispanics have had on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service.

October

Bullying Prevention Month
Bullying Prevention Month
DoDEA actively acknowledges National Bullying Prevention month in October in order to help educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention.
DEOMI - National Disability Employment Awareness Month
DEOMI - National Disability Employment Awareness Month
DoDEA proudly reaffirms its commitment to ensuring equal opportunity for all citizens and pays tribute to the accomplishments of men and women with disabilities who have contributed, continue to contribute, and wish to contribute to making the nation strong.

November

Military Family Appreciation Month
Military Family Appreciation Month
During Military Family Appreciation Month, DoDEA renews its commitment to the families and communities we are proud to serve.
National American Indian Heritage Month
National American Indian Heritage Month
DoDEA 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.
American Education Week
American Education Week
During 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.
Veterans Day
Veterans Day
Veteran's Day is an official federal holiday that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, also known as veterans.