January 1st - New Year's Day - The most celebrated holiday around the world.
January 10, 1776 - Common Sense, a fifty page pamphlet by Thomas Paine, was published. It sold over 500,000 copies in America and Europe, influencing, among others, the authors of the Declaration of Independence.
January 28, 1986 - The U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 74 seconds into its flight, killing seven persons, including Christa McAuliffe, a teacher who was to be the first ordinary citizen in space.
January 3rd - First day back for students
January 14th - Early Release - Staff Spelling bee
January 17th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
January 18th - Play pods change