How You Can Celebrate National Magnet School Month

Magnet Schools of America is proud to announce that this week begins the annual celebration of National magnet School Month. Please help us raise awareness throughout February. There are many ways for you to participate and get involved!

Be sure to download a copy of the Magnet School Month logo and post it on your school website, and highlight it on social media using #MagnetSchoolMonth. You can also use it in your marketing and event materials.

This year, we have also created a 2022 Magnet School Month Toolkit that you can use to spread the word. The Digital Toolkit includes more images for your use, suggested social posts, and a sample press release.

If you haven’t already, download the 2022 Magnet School Month Proclamation and have your state and school district adopt it. Contact your governor’s office, state legislators, and your school board members and ask them to pledge their support.

Students at the Hammond Magnet High School located in the Tangipahoa School District in Louisiana show off their National Magnet School Month spirit!

WEEK 1 - Awareness Week (February 1-4)

Help us create excitement for National Magnet School Month by sending out press releases, writing blogs, posting messages on Facebook and Twitter, writing letters to the editor, and contacting your local media outlets.

Use our 2022 Magnet School Month Toolkit to help you craft those messages.

On social media be sure to use the hashtag: #MagnetSchoolMonth

WEEK 2 - Student Highlights (February 7-11)

Feature your amazing students! Share their projects and performances. Tag #MagnetSchoolMonth so we can amplify! Get testimonials from students and parents:

  • What drew them to your program?
  • What has Magnet done for them?
  • What surprised them about Magnet?

WEEK 3 - Engagement (February 14-18)

MSA Past President Sara Wheeler welcomes Congressman Joe Wilson to one of her district’s magnet schools.

The 2021-22 academic year is a challenging one, but we still need to engage with the community and federal, state, and local elected officials.

In a time of social distancing, how are you sharing insight and information about your magnet programs? Are you doing virtual tours or information sessions?

Reaching out on social media, neighborhood groups, and lists?

WEEK 4 - Appreciation Week (February 21-25)

Finish National Magnet School Month by taking time to show appreciation for the people that make your magnet school a success. Think of creative ways to say thank you to your principals, teachers, magnet coordinators, and staff.

February 21: Teacher Appreciation

  • Highlight your teachers on social media.
  • Have a business partner sponsor an inexpensive event(doughnuts and coffee, classroom supplies, etc.)
  • Have students write a note to them.
  • Hold a raffle for a nice (donated) prize.

 

February 23: School-based Magnet Administrators

  • Feature your principal, assistant principal, magnet coordinator on social media.
  • Have teachers write a note or send an e-card.

 

February 25: District Administrators

  • Highlight your district administrators on social media.

 

February 28: Proclamation. Everyone Celebrates.


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