School Observances

This is the homepage for accessing academic materials for school commemoration of major historical events or designated times to honor and study the contributions of specific ethnic, cultural, service, or gender groups in American history. 

This is a new webpage. IECSS is looking for teacher volunteers to develop lists of reviewed classroom lessons & resource materials for academic study of holidays and specially designated culture months. Contact Peg Hill if you are interested.

      MONTH                          HERITAGE CELEBRATED


       January            None to date


       February          African American History Month

       March              National Women’s History Month &                                                        Irish-American Heritage Month

      April                  March 13 - April 15 National Deaf    

                               History Month

       May                 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month,

                              Older Americans Month, and
                              Jewish American Heritage Month


      June                 Gay Lesbian Pride Month

      July                  None to date

      August             None to date

      September       National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month

                              Sept. 15 - Oct 15

      October            National Disability Employment Awareness                                   Italian American Heritage Month

      November        Sikh American Awareness & Appreciation                                     Month
                             National American Indian Heritage Month

      December        2 International events, none to date for US