MVR-III School District

2022-2023

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Appreciation, Awareness & Cultural Celebration Days

The following list contains school appreciation days and national recognition celebrations that your school may wish to recognize. Dates in bold indicate an employee recognition day, week or month that will be highlighted on district's communication platforms.


New this year... All district employees will be recognized during Teacher Appreciation Week/Staff Appreciation Week...MVR-III employees are all educators making a difference for kids!


This is merely a suggestion list to help your school/department plan accordingly.


Email Dr. Ketina Armstrong if a celebration day should be added to the list.

September 2022

  • National Substitute Appreciation Week - September 5-9, 2022
  • Patriot Day (9/11 Observance) - September 11, 2022 (Falls on a Sunday)
  • National Teacher's Assistant Day - September 16, 2022
  • Constitution Day - September 17, 2022 (Falls on a Saturday)
  • National IT Professional Day - September 20, 2022

October 2022

  • National Bullying Prevention Month - All Month
  • National Principal Month - All Month
  • School Custodian Appreciation Day - October 2, 2022
  • Walk and Bike to School Day - October 5, 2022
  • National Coaches Day - October 6, 2022
  • Fire Prevention Week - October 9 - 15, 2022
  • Columbus Day - October 10, 2022
  • National Boss's Day - October 16, 2022
  • National School Bus Safety Week - October 17 - 21, 2022
  • Missouri Day - October 19, 2022
  • Lights on Afterschool - October 20, 2022
  • National Red Ribbon Week - October 23 - 31, 2022

November 2022

December 2022

  • Special Education Day - December 2, 2022
  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day - December 7, 2022
  • Bill of Rights Day - December 15, 2022
  • Christmas Day - December 25, 2022

January 2023

  • School Board Appreciation Month - All Month
  • Law Enforcement Appreciation Day - January 9, 2023
  • National Popcorn Day - January 19, 2023
  • Chinese New Year - January 22, 2023
  • Great Kindness Week - January 23 - 27, 2023

February 2023

  • Black History Month - All Month
  • Career & Technical Education Month - All Month
  • Groundhog Day - February 2, 2023
  • National School Counseling Week - February 6 - 10, 2023
  • National Pizza Day - February 9, 2023
  • School Bus Driver Appreciation Day - February 22, 2023

March 2023

  • Women's History Month - All Month
  • Youth Art Month - All Month
  • Music in Our Schools Month - All Month
  • Read Across America Day - March 2, 2023
  • Maintenance Worker Appreciation Day - March 3, 2023
  • Missouri School Board Recognition Week - March 5 - 11, 2023
  • National School Social Worker Week - March 5 - 11, 2023
  • Pi Day - March 14, 2023

April 2023

  • School Librarian Appreciation Day - April 4, 2023
  • National Assistant Principal Week - April 3 - 7, 2023
  • Paraprofessional Appreciation Day - April 6, 2023
  • National Volunteer Recognition Week - April 15 - 19, 2023
  • International World Book Day - April 23, 2023
  • National Administrative Professional's Day - April 26, 2023

May 2023

  • School Principal's Day - May 1, 2023
  • Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week - May 1 - 5, 2023
  • School Lunch Hero Day - May 5, 2023
  • School Nurse Day - May 10, 2023
  • School Communicators Day - May 13, 2023
  • National Speech & Language Pathologist Day - May 18, 2023

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