Mandatory Recognition Dates

Women's Independence Day

Hydrocephalus Awareness Month

  1. Increase public awareness of hydrocephalus, a serious neurological condition characterized by the abnormal buildup of cerebrospinal fluids in the ventricles of the brain; and
  2. Encourage the development of partnerships between the federal government, health-care professionals, and patient advocacy groups to advance the public's understanding of the condition, improve the diagnosis and treatment of the condition, and support research for a cure.

Texas First Responders Day

September 11

Constitution Day

Celebrate Freedom Week

Appropriate Instruction


  1. Whose parent or guardian submits to the district a written request that the student be excused;
  2. Who, as determined by the district, has a conscientious objection to the recitation; or
  3. Who is the child of a representative of a foreign government to whom the United States government extends diplomatic immunity.

American Indian Heritage Day

Father of Texas Day

Sam Rayburn Day

State of Texas Anniversary Remembrance Day

Texas History Month

Texas Girls in STEM Day

  1. Encourage girls in this state to consider career fields in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; and
  2. Celebrate and honor the women of this state who have excelled in those fields.

Public School Paraprofessional Day

Texas Military Heroes Day

  1. Information about persons who have served in the armed forces of the United States and are from the community or the geographic area in which the district is located; and
  2. Participation, in person or using technology, in age-appropriate learning projects at battlefields and gravesites associated with a person who has served in the armed forces.

Generation Texas Week

  1. Higher education options;
  2. Standard admission requirements for institutions of higher education, including:
    1. Overall high school grade point average;
    2. Required curriculum;
    3. College readiness standards and expectations as determined under Education Code 28.008; and
    4. Scores necessary on generally recognized tests or assessment instruments used in admissions determinations, including the Scholastic Assessment Test and the American College Test;
  3. Automatic admission of certain students to general academic teaching institutions under Education Code 51.803 [see EIC]; and
  4. Financial aid availability and requirements, including the financial aid information provided by school counselors under Education Code 33.007(b) [see FFEA].

Holocaust Remembrance Week

  1. Information about the history of and lessons learned from the Holocaust;
  2. Participation, in person or using technology, in learning projects about the Holocaust; and
  3. The use of materials developed or approved by the Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission.

Optional Recognition Dates

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Day

Persons with Disabilities History and Awareness Month

Texas Native Plant Week

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Iwo Jima Day

Child Safety Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Student Elections

  1. The commissioners court, for a student election held in conjunction with an election ordered by the governor or a county authority;
  2. The governing body of a political subdivision, for a student election held in conjunction with an election of the political subdivision; or
  3. The county executive committee, for a student election held in conjunction with a primary election.

Iredell ISD



DATE ISSUED: 10/20/2021