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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

  • National Picnic Month
  • National Ice Cream Month
  • July 4: Independence Day
  • July 28: System Administrator Appreciation Day (#SysAdminDay)
  • July 30: International Day of Friendship

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
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • September 5: Labor Day
  • September 8: International Literacy Day
  • September 11: National Grandparents’ Day
  • September 17: Substitute Appreciation Day
  • September: 20: International IT Professionals Day
  • September 21: National School Backpack Awareness Day

October 2022

  • National Principals Month (#ThankaPrincipal)
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Careers in Construction Month
  • October 2: National Custodian Day
  • October 3: Child Health Day
  • October 5: World Teachers Day
  • October 6: National Instructional Coach’s Day
  • October 7: Manufacturing Day
  • October 9-15: Fire Prevention Week
  • October 10: Indigenous Peoples Day/Columbus Day
  • 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 7-11: National School Psychology Week
  • November 7: 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 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 5-11: Computer Science Education Week

January 2023

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

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 14-20: Random Acts of Kindness Week (#MakeKindnessTheNorm)
  • 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 (#GirlDay2021)
  • February 27-March 3: Public Schools Week

March 2023

  • Women’s History Month
  • Youth Art Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • Music in Our Schools Month
  • March 2: Read Across America Day
  • March 3: Employee Appreciation Day
  • March 3: Maintenance Workers Appreciation Day
  • March 5-11: School Social Work Week
  • March 8: International Women’s Day (#EachforEqual, #IWD2023)
  • March 10: International Social Emotional Learning/SEL Day (#SELDay #SocialEmotionalLearning)
  • March 12: Daylight Saving Time Begins
  • March 13: National Good Samaritan Day
  • March 14: Pi Day
  • March 17: St. Patrick’s Day
  • March 18: National Speech Pathologist Day
  • March 21: World Down Syndrome Day

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 2: Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
  • April 2-7: National Assistant Principals Week
  • April 7: Walk to Work Day
  • April 16: National School Librarian Day 
  • April 22: Earth Day
  • April 23: International World Book Day
  • April 23-29: National School Library Week 
  • April 26: Administrative Assistants Day
  • April 26: Administrative Professionals Day (#WeLeadUp, #AdminProfessionalsDay)
  • 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 29: Memorial Day

June 2023

  • National Safety Month
  • Pride Month
  • June 12: World Children’s Day
  • June 18: Father’s Day
  • June 19: Juneteenth
  • June 21: First Day of Summer
  • June 30: Federal FAFSA application deadline

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