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Key Education Dates, Events and Celebrations for the 2024-25 School Year

For school communicators and administrators, staying on top of the many holidays, events, appreciation days, weekly celebrations, and other annual special occasions can be quite a task.

To assist with this, we’ve compiled a free, all-encompassing list of events for the 2024-25 school year. This thorough compilation includes nationally recognized months, staff appreciation weeks, and a variety of both popular and lesser-known holidays and awareness days.

Additionally, we encourage you to download our FREE 2024-25 Social Media Topics Planner. This planner provides exclusive tips and ideas from our team of school PR professionals to help you manage your school district’s social media channels effectively.

We hope this resource will help you prepare for events, enhance your communications, and curate engaging social media content throughout this school year!

 

July 2024

  • July 4: Independence Day
  • July 26: System Administrator Appreciation Day, #SysAdminDay
  • July 30: International Day of Friendship

August 2024

  • National Truancy Prevention Month
  • Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
  • August 9: Book Lovers Day
  • August 12: International Youth Day, #YouthDay
  • August 26: Women’s Equality Day

September 2024

  • Suicide Prevention Month
  • College Savings Month
  • September 2: Labor Day
  • September 8: International Literacy Day
  • September 8: National Grandparents’ Day
  • September 11: 9-11 Remembrance Day
  • September 15: Hispanic Heritage Month Begins (Sep. 15 – Oct. 15)
  • September 17: International IT Professionals Day
  • September 18: National School Backpack Awareness Day
  • September 25: #SeeSayDay (If You See Something, Say Something)
  • September 27: National Teacher Assistants’ Day

October 2024

  • National Principals Month, #ThankaPrincipal
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Careers in Construction Month
  • Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Month
  • October 2: National Custodian Day
  • October 2: ​​Rosh Hashanah (begins at sunset) (Oct. 2-4)
  • October 4: Manufacturing Day
  • October 5: World Teachers’ Day
  • October 6: National Instructional Coach Appreciation Day
  • October 6: Fire Prevention Week begins (Oct. 6-12)
  • October 7: Child Health Day
  • October 11: Yom Kippur (Oct. 11-12)
  • October 14: National School Lunch Week (Oct. 14-18)
  • October 14: Indigenous Peoples Day/Columbus Day
  • October 16: National Boss’ Day
  • October 16: Unity Day / Stop Bullying Day
  • October 21: National School Bus Safety Week begins (Oct. 21-25)
  • October 23: Red Ribbon Week / Drug-Free America Week begins (Oct. 23-31)
  • October 28: National First Responders Day
  • October 31: Halloween

November 2024

  • National Career Development Month
  • National Scholarship Month
  • American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month
  • November 3: Daylight Saving Time Ends
  • November 8: National STEM and STEAM Day
  • November 11: National School Psychology Week begins (Nov. 11-15)
  • November 11: Veterans Day
  • November 13: World Kindness Day
  • November 15: America Recycles Day
  • November 17: National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (Nov. 17-23)
  • November 18: American Education Week begins (Nov. 18-22)
  • November 20: Education Support Professionals Day
  • November 20: World Children’s Day
  • November 21: National Parent Involvement Day
  • November 22: Substitute Educators Day
  • November 28: Thanksgiving

December 2024

  • 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: Inclusive Schools Week (Dec. 5-9)
  • December 9: Computer Science Education Week begins (Dec. 9-15), #CSEdWeek
  • December 25: Christmas Day
  • December 25: Hanukkah begins at sundown (Dec. 25-Jan. 2)
  • December 26: Kwanzaa begins (Dec. 26-Jan. 1)
  • December 31: New Year’s Eve

January 2025

  • National Mentoring Month, #MentoringMonth, #MentorIRL
  • Thank You Month
  • Shape Up U.S. Month
  • January 1: New Year’s Day
  • January 20: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 29: Chinese New Year

February 2025

  • Black History Month, #BlackHistoryMonth
  • Career and Technical Education Month®, #CTEMonth
  • Financial Aid Awareness Month, #FinAidFeb
  • Dental Health Month
  • February 2: Groundhog Day
  • February 3: National School Counseling Week begins (Feb. 3-7)
  • February 14: Valentine’s Day
  • February 15: National School Resource Officers Appreciation Day
  • February 15: National FFA Week begins (Feb. 15-22)
  • February 16: National Engineers Week begins (Feb. 16-22)
  • February 17: Random Acts of Kindness Day, #MakeKindnessTheNorm
  • February 17: Presidents’ Day
  • February 20: Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
  • February 24: Public Schools Week begins (Feb. 24-28), #HereForTheKids
  • February 27: Digital Learning Day
  • February 28: Ramadan begins (Feb. 28-Mar. 30)

March 2025

  • Women’s History Month
  • Youth Art Month, #YAM
  • National Nutrition Month, #NationalNutritionMonth
  • Music in Our Schools Month, #MiOSM
  • March 2: Read Across America Day, #ReadAcrossAmerica
  • March 3: School Social Work Week begins (Mar. 3-7)
  • March 3: National School Breakfast Week begins (Mar. 3-7)
  • March 7: Employee Appreciation Day
  • March 7: Maintenance Workers Appreciation Day
  • March 8: International Women’s Day
  • March 10: Daylight Saving Time begins
  • March 14: Pi Day
  • March 14: International Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Day, #SELDay
  • March 17: St. Patrick’s Day
  • March 30: Ramadan ends, Eid-al-Fitr

April 2025

  • Child Abuse Prevention Month (Blue Ribbon Month)
  • Counseling Awareness Month, #CounselorsHelp
  • Financial Literacy Month, #MySavingsStory, #FinancialLiteracyMonth, #FinLitMonth
  • Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month, #MathStatMonth
  • Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month, #MultilingualAdvocacy
  • National Internship Awareness Month
  • National Occupational Therapy Month
  • National Volunteer Appreciation Month
  • Poetry Month
  • National School Library Month
  • Autism Acceptance Month
  • April 3: Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
  • April 4: National School Librarian Day
  • April 5: National Robotics Week begins (Apr. 5-13), #Roboweek
  • April 6: National Library Week begins (Apr. 6-12)
  • April 7: National Assistant Principals Week begins (Apr. 7-11)
  • April 12: Passover begins (Apr. 12-20)
  • April 20: Easter Sunday
  • April 20: Passover ends
  • April 21: Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week (Apr 21-25)
  • April 21: National Public School Volunteer Week (Apr. 21-25), #PublicSchoolVolunteerWeek
  • April 22: Earth Day
  • April 22: National School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
  • April 23: Administrative Professionals’ Day
  • April 25: Arbor Day

May 2025

  • Asian & Pacific American Heritage Month
  • Military Appreciation Month
  • National Mental Health Awareness Month, #YouAreEnough
  • National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
  • May 1: National College Decision Day, #DecisionDay, #CollegeBound
  • May 1: National School Principals’ Day
  • May 2: School Lunch Hero Day, #SchoolLunchHeroDay
  • May 5: National Teacher Appreciation Week begins (May 5-9), #ThankATeacher
  • May 7: National School Nurses Day, #SND2025, #SchoolNurses
  • May 9: School Communicators Day, #SchoolCommunicatorDay
  • May 11: Mother’s Day
  • May 18: National Speech Pathologist Day
  • May 26: Memorial Day

June 2025

  • National Safety Month
  • Pride Month
  • National Dairy Month
  • June 14: Flag Day
  • June 15: Father’s Day
  • June 19: Juneteenth
  • June 30: Online FAFSA Application Deadline

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