Month of the Military Child

Moore County is home to military families assigned to Fort Bragg, Pope Army Airfield, and Camp Mackall. Moore County Schools recognizes the service of our military families and has a tradition of celebrating the Month of the Military Child recognizing our smallest heroes. The district will recognize the Month of the Military Child 2021 in the following ways:


  • Month of the Military Child Proclamation by the MCS Board of Education

  • Military Student Support Update for the Board of Education - April 12, 2021

  • NC Purple Star Awards Presentation hosted by NCDPI (Virtual) - April 14, 2021

  • Purple Up! Celebration For Military Kids - Spirit Day - April 16, 2021

  • 5th Annual Military Family Forum - April 19-23, 2021 - Click Here For More Information

  • Student 2 Student / Junior Student 2 Student Leadership Forum - TBD

  • Military Student Mini Facts for K-5 Schools - All Month

  • Sandhills Chapter of MOAA Military Book Drive - All Month

What is Purple Up! for Military Kids? As part of celebrating the Month of the Military Child, we encourage everyone to wear something purple on April 16th in observance of Purple Up! for Military Kids Day AND post photos online using the following hashtags #purpleupmcs #purpleup #MOMC #purpleupschoolinitials


Why purple? Purple symbolizes all branches of the military. Purple is the combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red and Navy blue. Moore County Schools would like to see lots of purple across the district on April 16th, as a sort of salute to these smallest heroes—our military kids.


Ideas for how schools can easily participate and celebrate Month of the Military Child:


  1. Participate in Purple Up! For Military Kids - April 16th #purpleupmcs #purpleup #MOMC

  2. Reshare district social media MOMC posts including Daily Mini Facts and Staff Spotlights

  3. Place an announcement on school marquees.

  4. Use your school website and social media accounts to share military student stories and artwork.

  5. Showcase stories and books about military kids or military life online.

  6. Highlight your campus S2S/JS2S program and activities throughout the month.

  7. Share the MOAA Book Drive details with your PTAs/PTOs.

  8. Staff Members can access the MCS Military Student Resources Folder for more MOTMC ideas.


For questions or additional resources, please contact Rollie Sampson, District Military Liaison, at rsampson@ncmcs.org or (910) 947-2976 ext 100286

Follow the MCS Military Family Connection Facebook page to see all of our MOTMC activities across MCS.