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Observance Calendar

Upcoming Observances, Celebrations and Recognition Events


Link to MLK page

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.


Link to 2019 CTE month page

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.
Link to 2019 NSCW page

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.
Link to Engineer Week page

National Engineers Week

To help promote STEM careers among students, DoDEA is celebrating National Engineers Week, February 17-23, 2019.
Link to BHM page

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.


Link to Disabilities Awareness Month page

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.
Link to 2019 WHM page

Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month – a time to honor the contributions of women in American history.
Link to Read Across DoDEA Day

Read Across DoDEA Day

On March 1st, DoDEA students will celebrate the importance of encouraging literacy for all ages.


DoD Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month

U.S. DoD - Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month

DoDEA stands with the Department of Defense in support of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.
Link to Child Abuse Prevention Month Page

Military One Source - 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.
Link to The Month of the Military Child page

The Month of the Military Child - April

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.


Link to Decision Day page

Decision Day

Celebrate Decision Day on May 1st – the day when DoDEA high-school seniors announce what they’ll be pursuing after graduation.
Link to 2018 TAW Page

Teacher Appreciation Week

DoDEA joins the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and schools around the country in celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week.
Link to School Nurse Day page

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.
2018 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

DEOMI - Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

DoDEA join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success.


Link to Be There Page

DoDEA Suicide Prevention Awareness

Worried about a friend? Be there for them. Show that you care. Reach out for help.
Link to National Day of Service Page

National Day of Service and Remembrance

DoDEA remembers the lives lost on September 11, 2001 and those who responded in the aftermath.
Link to Constitution Day page

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

Link to Hispanic Heritage Month Page

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.


Link to Bullying Prevention Month Page

Bullying Prevention Month

DoDEA actively acknowledges National Bullying Prevention month in October in order to help educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention.
Link to Disability Employment Awareness Month Page

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.


Link to Military Family Month Page

Military Family Appreciation Month

During Military Family Appreciation Month, DoDEA renews its commitment to the families and communities we are proud to serve.
Link to DEOMI website

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.
Link to American Edu Week page

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.
Link to Veterans Day Page

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.