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Special Days and Events

January 1

New Year's Day

January 20 Martin Luther King Day (state holiday by law)
February 1-28

Missouri Lifelong Learning Month

National African American History Month

February 1 National Freedom Day
February 3-7 National School Counseling Week
February 4 Rosa Parks Day
February 7 Great Central U.S. ShakeOut
February 12 Lincoln Day 
February 15-22 National FFA Week
February 17 Washington's Birthday Observed
February 22 George Washington's Birthday
March 5 Principals Day (1st Wednesday in March each year)
March 7

Dress in Blue for Colon Cancer Awareness Day

March 3-9

Math, Engineering, Technology and Science Week

March 3-7 Missouri STEM Week
March 5-9 National School Breakfast Week
March 8

Missouri School Read-In Day

National Agriculture Day

International Women's Day

March 11 Alzheimer's Awareness Day
March 12

Girl Scout Day

March 14 Missouri School Read-In Day
March 21 Bird Appreciation Day
March 26 Veterans of Operation Iraq/Enduring Freedom Day
March 30 Vietnam Veterans Day
April 1-30 Child Abuse Prevention Month
April 4 Arbor Day
April 2 International Children's Book Day
April 6-13 National Volunteer Week
April 9 Prisoners of War Remembrance Day
April 13 Jefferson Day
April 13-19

National Library Week

National Environmental Education Week

April 16 National Library Workers Day
April 19 Patriots Day
April 20-26

Administrative Professionals Week

April 21-25 Public School Volunteer Week
April 22 Earth Day U.S.A.
April 28 Holocaust Remembrance Day
April 24 Administrative Professionals Day
May 1-31

Better Hearing and Speech Month

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Missouri Bicycle Month

May 1

Law Day U.S.A.

Silver Star Families of America Day

May 4 Horace Mann's Birthday
May 5-12 National Music Week
May 6-10

Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7-National Teacher Day)

School Nutrition Employee Week

May 8

Truman Day

National School Nurse Day

May 11 Mother's Day
May 13-19 National Children's Book Week
May 15

Missouri's Peace Officers Memorial Day

Schools must display flags at half-staff

May 17 Bike to Work Day
May 18 Armed Forces Day
May 26 Memorial Day
June 5 World Environment Day
June 14 Flag Day
June 15 Father's Day
June 19 Emancipation Day (Juneteenth)
July 4 Independence Day
July 27 Korean War Veterans Day
August 1-31 Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
August 26 Women's Equality Day
September 1-30 Library Card Sign-Up Month
September 1 Labor Day
September 8 International Literacy Day
September 8 National Grandparents Day
September 8-14 Parent and Family Involvement in Education Week
September 11

Patriot Day

Schools must display flags at half-staff for Sept. 11 Anniversary

Emergency Services Day

Emergency Personnel Appreciation Day

September 19 POW/MIA Recognition Day
October 1 - 31 Walk and Bike to School Month

Disability History and Awareness Month

National Principals Month

Walk & Bike to School Month


October Red Ribbon Week
October Food Day
October Lights On Afterschool Day
October National Technology Student Association (TSA) Week
October 5-11

Fire Prevention Week

October 8

Walk & Bike to School Day

October 13 Columbus Day
October 15 Missouri Day
October 19-25 Character Counts! Week
October 24 Food Day
October 25 Make a Difference Day
November 1-30 DECA Month
November 4 Election Day
November 11 Veterans Day
November 15

American Enterprise Day

November 18-22

American Education Week

International Education Week

November 20 Parent Involvement Day
November 27 Thanksgiving Day
December 1 World AIDS Day
December 7

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Schools must display flags at half-staff

December 15 Bill of Rights Day
December 7

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Schools must display flags at half-staff

December 10

Human Rights Day

December 25 Christmas Day