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Key Education Dates, Events and Celebrations Throughout the Year

UPDATE: Our team has now added dates and celebrations for the 2022-23 school year. Please see below!

For any school leader, administrator or communication professional, it can be a challenge to keep track of all the holidays, holidays, events, appreciation days, weekly celebrations and other occasions that take place throughout the year.

To help make this a little easier, we have compiled a list of these events for the next year, starting in July 2022 and running through June 2023. These events include national recognition months, staff appreciation weeks and various well-known and more obscure holidays and days of awareness.

We hope you find this resource helpful as you plan events, communications and social media content this year.

July 2022

August 2022

  • National Truancy Prevention Month
  • Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
  • August 9: Book Lovers Day
  • August 26: Women’s Equality Day

September 2022

  • Suicide Prevention Month
  • College Savings Month
  • September 5: Labor Day (No School)
  • September 8: International Literacy Day
  • September 11: National Grandparents’ Day
  • Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15)
  • September 20: International IT Professionals Day
  • September 21: National School Backpack Awareness Day

October 2022

  • National Principals Month (#ThankaPrincipal)
  • Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
  • Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Careers in Construction Month
  • October 1: Manufacturing Day
  • October 2: National Custodian Day
  • October 3: Child Health Day
  • October 4-5: Yom Kippur
  • October 5: World Teachers Day
  • October 6: National Instructional Coach’s Day
  • October 7: Manufacturing Day
  • October 10: Indigenous Peoples Day/Columbus Day
  • October 10-14: Fire Prevention Week
  • October 16: National Boss’s Day
  • October 17-21: National School Bus Safety Week
  • October 19: Unity Day/Stop Bullying Day
  • October 23-31: Red Ribbon Week/Drug-Free America Week
  • October 28: National First Responders Day

November 2022

  • National Career Development Month
  • National Scholarship Month
  • Native American Heritage Month/American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month
  • November 6: Daylight Saving Time Ends
  • November 8: National STEM and STEAMDay
  • November 11: Veterans Day
  • November 14-18: American Education Week
  • November 15: America Recycles Day
  • November 16: Education Support Professionals Day
  • November 17: National Parent Involvement Day
  • November 18: Substitute Educators’ Day
  • November 20: World Children’s Day
  • November 24: Thanksgiving

December 2022

  • Human Rights Month
  • Learn a Foreign Language Month
  • December 2: Special Education Day
  • December 3: International Day of People with Disabilities
  • December 5: International Volunteer Day
  • December 6-12: Computer Science Education Week
  • December 18-December 26: Hanukkah
  • December 26-January 1: Kwanzaa

January 2023

  • National Mentoring Month (#MentoringMonth, #MentorIRL)
  • Thank You Month
  • 100th Day of School (most districts)
  • January 16: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 22: Chinese New Year

February 2023

  • African American History Month (#AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth, #BlackHistoryMonth)
  • Career and Technical Education Month® (CTE Month®) (#CTEMonth)
  • Financial Aid Awareness Month (#FinAidFeb)
  • Dental Health Month
  • February 2: Groundhog Day
  • February 6-10: National School Counseling Week
  • February 14: Valentine’s Day
  • February 15: School Resource Officers Day
  • February 17: Random Acts of Kindness Day (#MakeKindnessTheNorm)
  • February 20: President’s Day (third Monday in February)
  • February 22: School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
  • February 23: Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day
  • February 27-March 3: Public Schools Week

March 2023

April 2023

  • World Autism Awareness Month
  • Financial Literacy Month (#MySavingsStory #FinancialLiteracyMonth #FinLitMonth)
  • Counseling Awareness Month (#CounselorsHelp)
  • School Library Month
  • National Internship Awareness Month
  • Mathematics Awareness Month
  • National Volunteer Month
  • April 1: April Fool’s Day
  • April 1-8: National Robotics Week (#NationalRoboticsWeek, #RoboticsWeek, #Roboweek)
  • April 4-8: National Assistant Principals Week
  • April 4: National School Librarian Day 
  • April 5: Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
  • April 22: Earth Day
  • April 23-29: National School Library Week 
  • April 26: Administrative Assistants Day/Administrative Professionals Day
  • April 28: Arbor Day

May 2023

  • National Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Military Appreciation Month
  • National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
  • Asian & Pacific-Island Heritage Month/Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
  • May 1: National College Decision Day (#DecisionDay #CollegeBound)
  • May 1: School Principals Day
  • May 1-5: Teacher Appreciation Week (#ThankATeacher)
  • May 5: School Lunch Hero Day
  • May 10: National School Nurses Day
  • May 12: School Communicators Day
  • May 14: Mother’s Day
  • May 18: National Speech Pathologist Day
  • May 29: Memorial Day

June 2023

  • National Safety Month
  • Pride Month
  • June 18: Father’s Day
  • June 19: Juneteenth
  • June 21: First Day of Summer
  • June 30: Federal FAFSA application deadline

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