Development: Student Activities » Celebrations


Throughout the year, Schermerhorn teachers and staff come together for fun and celebratory events to reinforce our sense of community and provide students with opportunities to practice their social skills in a supportive environment. Activities are designed by staff and focus on problem-solving, fine and gross motor skills, inter-personal communication, and team work. 


Additionally, we work to bring awareness to activities that take place on the national level in support of education and disability awareness, helping students understand the larger context of their education in relation to the world off-campus, ex: National Bullying Prevention Month and Braille Literacy Month.


For photos of our most recent events, follow this link to our 2023/2024 Photo Album


  • Back-to-School (K-12)
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15)
  • National Literacy Month
  • International Literacy Day (September 8)



  • White Cane Day (K-12)
  • Spooky-Ooky Day Trick-or-Treating (K-12)
  • Halloween (K-12)
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15)
  • National Blind Sports Week
  • National Bullying Prevention Month
  • Blindness Awareness Month
  • Indigenous Peoples' Day



  • NYISE Stars Pep Rally (K-12)
  • Thanksgiving Celebrations (K-12)
  • Residential Program Thanksgiving Dinner
  • National American Indian Heritage Month



  • Winter Concert (K-12)
  • Holiday Parties (K-12)
  • Residential Holiday Party 
  • Christmas
  • Hanukkah
  • Kwanzaa



  • Spirit Week
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Braille Literacy Month
  • Louise Braille's Birthday, World Braille Day (January 4)



  • Kindness Week (K-12)
  • Winter Wonderland (Readiness)
  • 100 Days of School Celebrations (Readiness)
  • Black History Month
  • Lunar New Year 
  • Mid-Winter Recess



  • Academic Awards (Middle & High School)
  • Science Fair (Middle & High School)
  • 100 Days of School Celebrations (K-12)
  • Women's History Month
  • International Women's Day
  • National Reading Month
  • Spring Recess
  • Good Friday



  • Easter Egg Hunt (Elementary)
  • Spring Recess
  • National Volunteer Month
  • PSAT Exams



  • Spring Concert
  • Art Show
  • Prom (Middle & High School)
  • St. Jude's Trik-a-thon (Readiness)
  • Touch-a-Truck Event (Readiness, K-12)
  • Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month
  • Teacher Appreciation Week



  • Fun Day (Readiness, K-12)
  • Senior Rose Ceremony
  • Graduation (Middle & High School)
  • Staff Appreciation Day
  • Regents Testing
  • SAT Exams



  • Summer Program