Special Celebrations

Take time to CELEBRATE! 

As educators, it seems we are always taking time to celebrate our students' successes, but we don't stop nearly enough to recharge.  It is important to celebrate YOU, too. 

Did you know that the NEA is why we have many of the national education celebrations today? That's right. Your union helped form what we know as Read Across America, American Education Week, National Teacher Appreciation Week, and Education Support Professionals Day!

Let's keep the celebration going all year. Together, we make GREAT PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

2022 Read-On Missouri Tour promotes NEA's Read Across America. Since 1999, Missouri NEA has sponsored a state tour, celebrating NEA's Read Across America, to help inspire reading in Missouri’s youth. The National Education Association’s nationwide reading celebration takes place each year during the first week of March. MNEA's Read-On Missouri Tour is scheduled for Feb. 28-March 4, 2022. MNEA Pres...
November 15-19, 2021 Be sure to display your American Education Week poster in your school. Also, share on Missouri NEA's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/MissouriNEA) how your school community celebrated the week, using hashtag #AEW2021. If you have photos of special visitors, please share them and tell your story. What is American Education Week? American Education Week—Nov. 15-19, 2021—presents...
Nov. 17, 2021 Wednesday of American Education Week In 1987, the NEA Representative Assembly called for the creation of a special way to honor the contributions of school support staff. National Education Support Professional Day was first celebrated that year. Each year since then, ESP Day has been observed on the Wednesday of each American Education Week. As the Rev. Jesse Jackson has said,...
May 3-7, 2021 National Teacher Day (Tues., May 4, 2021) Great teachers make great public schools. On National Teacher Day, Tues., May 4, 2021, thousands of communities take time to honor their local educators and acknowledge the crucial role teachers play in making sure every student receives a quality education. #ThankATeacher National Teacher Day, which falls during Teacher Appreciation Week...
National Nurse Week May 6-12, 2021 Take time to show your appreciation to the dedicated nurses in your schools on Wednesday, May 12. If you think school nursing is all about flu shots, Band-Aids, and record-keeping, you haven't been inside a school lately. School health professionals juggle a complex array of medical and social issues, seeing thousands of students, and often moving from school to...
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