Governor Glenn Youngkin has designated April 2022 as the Month of the Military Child.
Frequent moves, family separations through deployments, and reintegration following deployments can make school, home, and community life challenging for military children. Yet, even in such circumstances, these students continually demonstrate resilience and perseverance.
Their contributions to schools and communities also include unique and valuable perspectives on learning, friendships, and growing up to assist schools in planning for Month of the Military Child celebrations, the VDOE developed resources that are available on VDOE's Military Families webpage.
The VDOE encourages schools to use these materials and ideas while planning Month of the Military Child activities throughout April.
The VDOE also encourages schools to share their “Purple Up!” and “Month of the Military Child” photos by using the hashtag #PurpleUpVirginia and tag @VDOE_SESS. Photos and/or descriptions of the activities can also be sent to Dan Dunham, VDOE Military Student and Family Specialist, for sharing with the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.