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Robert La Follette Sr. Day - 2022

06/14/2022 - 12:00 a.m.
Wisconsin Public School Observance Day required by statute if school is in session. Commemorates Robert LaFollette, born June 14, 1855, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives, as governor in Wisconsin, and in the U.S. Senate. He was one of...

September 11 Observance Day

09/11/2022 (All day)
A day to remember the attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, and to honor law enforcement officers and firefighters. If the day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, on a school day immediately preceding or following the respective day, the day shall...

Mildred Fish Harnack Day - 2022

09/16/2022 - 12:00 a.m.
Wisconsin public school observance day required by statute. Commemorates the only native-born American known to have been executed by the Gestapo in Nazi Germany. Mildred Fish Harnack was born in Milwaukee in 1902. Enacted April 10, 1986, from the...

POW-MIA Recognition Day - 2022

09/17/2022 - 12:00 a.m.
Wisconsin public school observance day required by statute. Representatives of 12 of the 13 original states signed the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. The Constitution, with its 27 amendments, defines the federal system of government and...

POW-MIA Recognition Day - 2022

09/17/2022 - 12:00 a.m.
Wisconsin public school observance day required by statute. Established to recognize those who suffered or suffer captivity in foreign countries while in active service with the U.S. armed forces. By statute, Wis. Stat. sec. 118.02(17), the day is...

Wisconsin Day - 2022

09/21/2022 - 12:00 a.m.
Wisconsin public school observance day required by statute. Commemorates the assets that make Wisconsin a desirable place to live and work. Falls on the Wednesday of the third week of September, as part of Wonderful Wisconsin Week.   Enacted April...

Frances Willard Day - 2022

09/28/2022 - 12:00 a.m.
Wisconsin public school observance day required by statute. Commemorates the Janesville teacher and lecturer who was influential in the early women's movement and was president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union from 1879 until her death in...

Bullying Awareness Day - 2022

09/28/2022 - 12:00 a.m.
Established as one of 21 Wisconsin Public School Observance Days to bring attention to the harmful effects of bullying in the school setting. Bullying may negatively impact a student's connection with school, their engagement with the curriculum,...

Leif Erikson Day - 2022

10/09/2022 - 12:00 a.m.
Wisconsin public school observance day required by statute. Leif Erikson was born in Iceland and raised in Greenland. Norse sagas written 300 years after his death describe his explorations, around 1000 CE, of a land he called "Vinland." The...

Christopher Columbus Day - 2022

10/12/2022 - 12:00 a.m.
Wisconsin public school observance day required by statute. The first expedition led by Christopher Columbus sighted land somewhere in the Bahamas on October 12, 1492. Columbus' voyages are recognized as the start of sustained contact between...