December

2021 marked a year different than any other we have ever experienced and as with any major change, the transition to online learning was a learning experience for all of us. Despite challenges and bumps in the road, we are excited for all of the growth and celebrations the school year brought.

In Durham Public Schools’ we saw an opportunity to share knowledge, empower and promote awareness through remote and concurrent learning district wide. During each month, there will be focus on a character trait as well as other designated celebrations that are in response to highlight the cultural variations of our DPS student population.

Whenever you post anything related to DPS Celebrations on social media, please use the hashtag #DPSCelebrates! so that we can celebrate together!

The calendar is in English by default, to change your language setting in Google Calendar follow the steps below...

  1. Open Google Calendar.

  2. In the top right corner, click Settings. Settings.

  3. In the "Language" section, choose the language you want to use from the drop-down menu. Changes are automatically saved.

Character Trait of the Month

Character Trait of the Month: Respect

K-12 Resources:

Elementary Resources:

Secondary Resources:

Monthly Celebrations

ACADEMIC SPECIFIC CELEBRATIONS

  • World AIDS Day (1)

  • Special Education Day (2)

  • International Day of People with Disabilities (3)

  • Human Rights Day (20)

Cultural Celebrations to be Aware of

  • Winter Holidays:

    • Hanukkah (10-18)

    • Christmas (25)

    • Kwanzaa (26-1)

    • New Years Eve (31)