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CESA 9 only - Day G - Revitalizing your K-5 Social Studies: CESA Year 2 Standards Rollout Workshops

12/11/2019 -
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Kris McDaniel, WI DPI Social Studies Consultant, is partnering with CESAs across the state to offer one-day workshops to assist districts with implementation of the revised social studies standards.  These workshops will kick off the Year 2 focus of...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School Observance Day - 2020

01/15/2020 (All day)
This observance day commemorates the January 15, 1929, birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King was a civil rights leader, minister, and winner of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, he was assassinated April 4, 1968. The federal...

Abraham Lincoln Day - 2020

02/12/2020 (All day)
Wisconsin School Observance Day honoring the 16th president of the United States. Lincoln was born February 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky; assassinated 1865. Observed as a federal holiday (Presidents' Day) on the third Monday in February. (...

Susan B. Anthony Day - 2020

02/15/2020 (All day)
Wisconsin Public School Observance Day honoring the Feb. 15, 1820, birth of Susan B. Anthony, an early suffragist, who organized campaigns across the United States advocating for women's right to vote, get an education, and own property. In 1872,...

George Washington Day - 2020

02/22/2020 (All day)
Wisconsin School Observance Day honoring the first president of the United States. Washington was born February 22, 1732; died 1799. He is honored for his efforts to create a new nation dedicated to the rights of the people. Observed as a federal...

Casimir Pulaski Day - 2020

03/04/2020 (All day)
Wisconsin public school observance day required by statute. Commemorates the life of the Poland native who was born in 1747. He came to America in 1777, after fighting for Poland's independence, and joined forces with General George Washington....

"The Great Hunger" in Ireland - 2020

03/17/2020 (All day)
"The Great Hunger" in Ireland from 1845 to 1850, also known as the Great Famine or Irish Potato Famine, is considered by many to be the most tragic event in Irish history. When an observance day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it should be observed...

Day H - Curriculum and Assessment: CESA Year 2 Standards Rollout Workshops

03/19/2020 -
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Kris McDaniel, WI DPI Social Studies Consultant, is partnering with CESAs across the state to offer one-day workshops to assist districts with implementation of the revised social studies standards.  These workshops will kick off the Year 2 focus of...

Prisoners of War Remembrance Day - 2020

04/09/2020 (All day)
Wisconsin Public School Observance Day commemorating the date during World War II when the largest number of Americans were captured in the Conquest of Bataan. Customarily observed through gubernatorial proclamation, the day recognizes those who...

American's Creed Day - 2020

04/13/2020 (All day)
Wisconsin Public School Observance Day recognizing the American's Creed, written in 1917 by William Tyler Page, a messenger in the U.S. House of Representatives. His essay was judged the "best summary of American political faith" in national contest...