There are some key dates that happen each month that LPS would like to observe either because the date(s) pertain to education, recongize a group of people in our school community, or to raise awareness about an important issue.
Please check back throughout the month as we will continue to publish relevant content to this story!
September’s Key Dates
Suicide Prevention Month
During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, help the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) raise awareness about suicide prevention by sharing informational materials based on the latest research. Everyone can help save lives. Share science. Share hope.
College Savings Month
Labor Day - September 4
“Observed the first Monday in September, Labor Day is an annual celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers” (dol.gov). Labor Day has been celebrated since 1882, though it didn’t become a national holiday until 1894. Learn more on the Department of Labor’s website.
International Literacy Day - September 8
Started in 1967 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, And Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Literacy Day intends to "remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society" (unesco.org).
Reading is arguably the most important indicator of a child’s academic success.
Celebrate #LiteracyDay by reading a new book, an old book, an audiobook (yes, they count as reading!), a magazine, captioned video game dialogue, a cereal box, a comic book, a graphic novel, or hunt for words in environmental print like road signs!
World Physical Therapy Day - September 8
September 8 is World Physical Therapy Day! Students interested in physical therapy should be sure to check out EPIC Campus’s Health Sciences Career Pathway!
9/11 Remembrance Day/Patriot Day - September 11
On this day, we remember the 2,977 lives tragically lost on September 11, 2001, in terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and at The Pentagon. Flags are flown at half-staff today in remembrance.
National Hispanic American Heritage Month - September 15–October 15
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.
IT Professionals Day - September 19
We want to wish all our IT professionals in LPS a happy IT Professionals Day today! We are grateful for all you do to support our students and staff in their technology needs, making sure everything works and everyone has the tools they need. Thanks for all you do!