Celebrating Education Support Professionals
Our employees who do not teach in the classroom take pride in their work to build relationships that support our students and help them develop into caring, competent, and contributing citizens.
Tools & Resources
Planning a celebration? Take advantage of local and national opportunities throughout the year to help you celebrate the special people in your school or office. Click on the heading below for links to resources, templates, and toolkits.
Education Support Professionals Day
From bus drivers to counselors, custodians to school nurses, educational support professionals are an important part of our school community. As part of American Education Week, National Education Support Professionals Day offers an opportunity to recognize and celebrate these dedicated professionals.
Browse by Department
From operations and logistics to maintenance to planning, design & construction, the AACPS Division of Facilities maintain the classrooms, schools, and physical spaces our students and employees use to learn.
Go Behind the Scenes of Facilities:
Custodian Appreciation Day
Across the county, over 500 custodians are responsible for the care and safety of 13 million square feet of space--taking care of everything but instruction.
Ideas for Celebrating Custodian Appreciation Day (from gThank You)
Food & Nutrition Services
AACPS Food & Nutrition Services
AACPS recognizes that School Meals are an important part of our students’ health and wellness. The county's dedicated cafeteria staff make sure that our students have access to healthy meals.
Home Grown School Lunch Week
Maryland's Home Grown School Lunch Week celebrates the importance of supporting local famers in our school system.
National School Lunch Week
From a bright selection of fruits and vegetables to exciting lunch entrees, there's a lot to celebrate in AACPS cafeterias.
National School Breakfast Week
AACPS serves over 3 Million breakfasts each year!
School Lunch Hero Day
School Lunch Hero Day recognizes the employees who make sure all students have access to healthy lunch options.
School Nurses in Anne Arundel County
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health provides registered nurses and health assistants to every school in AACPS. Working with parents, school staff, and students, these trained professionals provide health screenings, administer mandatory vision and hearing tests, monitor chronic illness, develop and implement personalized health plans, and advise school teams on health topics and issues.
National School Nurse Day
This annual event turns the spotlight on school nurses and health assistants and celebrates the work they do to monitor the health and wellness of students.
School Safety & Security
School Safety in AACPS
The safety and well being of students, staff, and visitors is paramount at Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Staff, students, and families play an important role in ensuring the safety of our school communities. School Resource Officers and School Crossing Guards, provided by the Anne Arundel County Police Department, are essential members of this collaborative team.
National Safety Month
National Safety Month brings attention to the leading causes of injury and death--including issues impacting our students and families like the opioid epidemic and motor vehicle accidents--and shares information and resources for promoting safe practices in our communities.
Student Services in AACPS
The AACPS Office of Student Services includes dedicated school counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, and pupil personnel workers, all of whom support students' academic and mental health needs in and out of the school building.
Go Behind the Scenes with: Pupil Personnel Workers
School Psychology Awareness Week
School Psychologists are specially trained mediators and problem solvers who help assess and address students’ emotional and learning needs. School Psychology Awareness Week recognizes these dynamic members of the school-based team and brings awareness to mental health strategies and resources.
National School Counseling Week
National School Counseling Week celebrates the role school counselors play in students' academic, career, and social-emotional development.
School Social Worker Week
School Social Worker Week brings attention to the interventions, support, and services school social workers provide students, families, and the school community.
AACPS Transportation Office
Every day, nearly 58,000 AACPS students ride the bus to school. At the front of each bus, drivers and attendants draw upon their extensive training, professionalism, and love of children to make sure that every student gets to school safely and on time.
National School Bus Safety Week
National School Bus Safety Week was designed to promote bus safety and provides an opportunity to share information and resources with students, families, and school employees.
National School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
A bus driver is often the first person a child sees when they leave the house for school and the last person they wave to before returning home. Let our 800 bus drivers and 250 bus attendants know how much we appreciate them!