SkillsUSA Meets DEPCO

SkillsUSA, a nonprofit national education association, encourages, challenges, and prepares students for the workforce through extensive hands-on training and an unforgettable community of likeminded individuals. SkillsUSA trains students—from middle-school to college/postsecondary levels—to ensure readiness in a career in any trade, technical, and skilled service occupation. SkillsUSA Comes to Wichita, Kansas Wichita State University hosted theContinue reading “SkillsUSA Meets DEPCO”

Celebrate National Donald Duck Day!

June 9th is annually celebrated as National Donald Duck Day in honor of the beloved Disney character. For anyone unaware of his amusing antics, Donald Duck is a widely-known anthropomorphic duck dressed in a sailor’s shirt, a cap, and a red bow tie. He also has quite the temper. Donald’s foibles and daily struggles createdContinue reading “Celebrate National Donald Duck Day!”

Happy National VCR Day!

Can you guess this treasured device of the past? Today is National VCR Day! It’s a wonderful way for people of all ages to remember the humbling beginnings of a piece of technology that paved the way for other great technological advances. A videocassette recorder (VCR) is an electromechanical device that people used to recordContinue reading “Happy National VCR Day!”

Stay involved in learning this summer!

An on-going global pandemic caused the traditional academic year to end early for most schools across the nation. In response, both parents and educators quickly began navigating the new norm, seeking alternative methods to education. For many, the quick solution was virtual learning. The start of the academic year this fall still poses many questions,Continue reading “Stay involved in learning this summer!”

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Although the official first day of summer is still a month away, many view the upcoming holiday, Memorial Day, to be the unofficial start of summer. The air gets warmer, the pools open, and the smell of hamburgers on the grill wafts through neighborhoods across the country. You don’t have to wait until Memorial DayContinue reading “Happy Memorial Day Weekend!”

A Time to Thank Our EMS Professionals

National EMS Week is a tradition dating back to 1974 when President Gerald Ford declared the third full week in May to be recognized as National EMS Week, a time to celebrate American EMS professionals’ dedication to serving their communities. This year, May 17-23 marks the 46th annual celebration of National EMS Week. The NationalContinue reading “A Time to Thank Our EMS Professionals”

Third Annual Dental Care Month

Have you ever wondered how hard it would be to create a nationally recognized holiday? In 2017, Dr. Tim Stirneman and Jim Wojdyla pondered that very question. Turning thought into action, the two set out to create two new holidays: National Dental Care Month and National Smile Day. Stirneman and Wojdyla began the application processContinue reading “Third Annual Dental Care Month”

Celebrate photography in May

Since 1987, the month of May has been recognized as National Photography Month. Why is photography so important? Many would argue that it is because photography allows us to capture a moment in time and keep it forever. It doesn’t matter if you are preserving the memory of your grandmother on her 100th birthday orContinue reading “Celebrate photography in May”

Discover More about Your Pet’s Needs

This May, take the time to learn more about what you can do for your pet to ensure that they are living their best life. Since 1981, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has sponsored National Pet Week during the first full week of May. National Pet Week is a time dedicated to celebrating petsContinue reading “Discover More about Your Pet’s Needs”

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week!

It’s hard to think that something positive can come from COVID-19, but it’s also undeniable; we all have a new love and appreciation for our teachers! How fitting is it then that the first full week in May is celebrated as Teacher Appreciation Week? An otherwise normal academic year came to a halt when teachersContinue reading “It’s Teacher Appreciation Week!”

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