Happy New Year! As districts start to resume the school year after a well-deserved holiday break, the team at Kuder is already looking forward to many more special events and celebrations among educators in the year ahead.
January is National Mentoring Month, so there’s no time like the present to find a mentor, thank a mentor, or become a mentor. Join the conversation on social media with the hashtags #MentoringMonth and #MentoringAmplifies and get involved on the following days:
Career and Technical Education Month® (CTE Month®) in February is a public awareness campaign to celebrate the value of CTE and its achievements.
Financial Aid Awareness Month (#FinAidFeb) offers up opportunities for college-bound students to learn about scholarships, grants, loans, and the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).
Black History Month serves as a tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in America. Review teacher-specific resources to engage in thoughtful classroom discussions, and use hashtag #BlackHistoryMonth to help promote awareness of these teachings throughout the month of February.
Our comprehensive days of significance in February include:
Make sure to commemorate the remarkable women in your life during Women’s History Month! March is also Youth Art Month, and Developmental Disabilities Month, which are great topics to discuss with your students to help expand their social and emotional learning with expressive activities.
Special days of significance in March include:
April Fool’s Day is on Saturday, April 1st; so go ahead and get your office pranks ready.
Weeklong events and additional days of significance in April include:
May is commencement season, a time of joy and reflection for students and families. May is also Mental Health Awareness Month, which we highly encourage educators to recognize with their students to raise awareness and highlight available mental health services within your school.
More days of significance in May include:
Graduation ceremonies continue in June, a month that also brings summer breaks, vacations, weddings, beach days, as well as:
July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. This observance helps bring awareness to the unique struggles that racial and ethnic minority communities face regarding mental illness in the United States. During July, we also celebrate Wild About Wildlife Month, which is a great time of year for parents to get outside and educate their children about the protection of wildlife around the world.
Other days of significance and weeks in July include:
August marks the beginning of the academic year for many schools and colleges. In addition, August is National Truancy Prevention Month and Get Ready for Kindergarten Month, making it the perfect time to support students’ engagement in school.
Other days and events to keep in mind for August include:
School is back in session, and summer comes to its official end this month. As the academic year begins, it’s time to celebrate College Savings Month, with many experts suggesting parents evaluate their options in setting up a 529 plan.
Other days of significance in September to be aware of:
It’s National Principals Month, so take a moment to #ThankaPrincipal. October is also Careers in Construction Month, Positive Attitude Month, and Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month.
Other days of significance in October include:
November is National Career Development Month and National Scholarship Month®. This is a perfect time of year to have students of all ages explore potential career paths and create a plan for their future.
As the busy holiday season begins, take note of the following days and weeks that take place in November:
December is Universal Human Rights Month, a time for global unification and to stand up for the rights and dignity of all individuals.
Before you set new year’s resolutions for 2025, take note of the following upcoming days and weeks of significance:
As you reflect on the memories made and goals accomplished this past year, we hope these observance dates have inspired you to set new goals and make plans to cultivate new memories in 2024.