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!”

Find the Library at Your Place

This week (April 19 – 25, 2020) is National Library Week, a week to celebrate and support American libraries.  National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA). The ALA had intended for this year’s theme to be “Find Your Place at the Library.” However, the COVID-19 global pandemic prompted a slight change.Continue reading “Find the Library at Your Place”

National Nutrition Month: Sports Medicine

Don’t forget, March is National Nutrition Month! The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers the National Nutrition Month Campaign Toolkit — a toolkit complete with activities and other educational resources that promote a healthful lifestyle!  You can find the toolkit here: https://www.eatright.org/food/resources/national-nutrition-month/toolkit.  Want to promote a healthful lifestyle beyond the classroom? Check out DEPCO’s SportsContinue reading “National Nutrition Month: Sports Medicine”

Online Learning Options with DEPCO

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, school closures are increasing across the globe, causing educators to look for alternative methods to facilitate student learning outside the classroom. DEPCO offers several distance learning solutions that students can use remotely in conjunction with free software, trial versions, or shared school software licensing agreements. Allow DEPCO toContinue reading “Online Learning Options with DEPCO”

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