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DoDEA Europe Schools in the News

Fri, Oct 9, 2015 | The Symbolic Migration
Sixteen classes at VES are participating in the 20th annual Symbolic Migration of Monarch Butterflies to Mexico. The classes created their symbolic butterflies to be mailed to Mexico and will learn more about them in anticipation of the return migration

Tue, Oct 6, 2015 | Fall Break
Reminder that Autumn Break is 12-16 October!

Wed, Sep 16, 2015 | 4ID Baumholder

Mon, Aug 31, 2015 | Return to the Redtop
The 2015-2016 school year is off to a wonderful start.

Tue, Jun 9, 2015 | After 50 years in operation, Illesheim Elementary School holds closure ceremony
After more than 50 years, Illesheim Elementary School is closing its doors.

Tue, Jun 9, 2015 | Full circle: Rainbow Elementary School brings 29th, final school year to close
A crowd of students, their parents, school staff, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach community members and more attended the closure ceremony for Rainbow Elementary School at Barton Barracks Tuesday.

Tue, Jun 9, 2015 | Mortarboards, emotions fly high at 2015 Ansbach HS commencement ceremony
Blue caps flew in the air, tears rolled down cheeks, and laughs were shared as Ansbach High School seniors graduated Thursday at the Kur- und Kongress-Center here.

Wed, May 27, 2015 | Student artist fundraiser helps wounded warriors
High school artists here spent the past six months creating works. Recently, they sold their art pieces raising funds to donate to disabled veterans.

Tue, May 26, 2015 | WW II Veteran Visits for Victory in Europe
James “Dutch” Frye related his WWII experiences to JROTC cadets, students, and staff of Ansbach Middle High School, Ansbach, Germany, on May 18, 2015. Frye was visiting Europe for the 70th anniversary of V-E (Victory in Europe) Day.

Tue, May 19, 2015 | Tech Students Design and Race Robots
On Thursday, March 19, 2015 students in the Ansbach Middle High School Robotics Club and Tech Class competed in a robot battle hosted by Steven Nelson, the Technology teacher and Sponsor of the Robotics Club.

Fri, May 15, 2015 | Memories of Trees and Family
On Friday, April 24, a field maple was planted at Ansbach Elementary School, Ansbach, Germany, to commemorate Arbor Day.

Fri, May 15, 2015 | Ansbach JROTC Races to the Record:
On Saturday, April 25th, 2015, the 9th JROTC Battalion held a 5 km-long race which started at the Ansbach Middle High School track.

Wed, May 6, 2015 | Justin Timberlake, CNN’s Carl Azuz honor Military Children Serving Overseas
Grammy award winning artist Justin Timberlake and CNN’s Carl Azuz joined forces with a group of sociology students and staff at a U.S. Department of Defense school in Italy to honor military kids serving overseas.

Thu, Apr 30, 2015 | Quilts of Valor: 9th JROTC cadets honor Soldiers for sacrifices
Cadets with Ansbach Middle/High School's 9th Junior ROTC Battalion presented quilts to 15 Soldiers from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade during the March 26 "Quilts of Valor" ceremony at the school.

Wed, Apr 29, 2015 | Kindy 500
The four kindergarten classes at Patch Elementary School celebrated their annual Kindy 500 on Friday, Apr. 24.

We received many creative, artistic and beautiful entries for this year’s contest, making judging more difficult than ever! Thank you to everyone who submitted an essay or art work.

Mon, Apr 20, 2015 | Ansbach MS Student Teams win eCybermission STEM State-Level Competition
On April 20, 2015, U.S. Army Educational Outreach announced that two groups of students from Ansbach Middle High School won first and second place in their eCYBERMISSION STEM Competition.

Fri, Apr 17, 2015 | Chris "Lights Out" Lytle the former UFC/MMA Fighter came to Ramstein Intermediate School
Mr. Lytle shared his story growing up and why he decided to write a children's book called "Lights Out on Bullying".

Mon, Apr 13, 2015 | Student senators learn to play politics at MUSS
Department of Defense Education Activity high school students from across Europe gathered in Wiesbaden, Germany, to participate in the annual Model United States Senate program March 16 through 19.

Tue, Mar 31, 2015 | Ansbach Student 2 Student members collect, deliver food to Landstuhl Fisher House
Ansbach High School members of Student 2 Student, a student-run organization, traveled to Landstuhl Fisher House in Landstuhl, Germany, March 7 to help wounded Soldiers and their Families.

Mon, Mar 30, 2015 | Alconbury Elementary School Fit STEM Girls Club
In celebration of Women’s History Month, students from Alconbury Elementary School’s Fit STEM Girls club attended the RAF Alconbury Women’s History Luncheon on March 30th sponsored by Alconbury/Molesworth Women’s History Month Committee.

Fri, Mar 27, 2015 | Kids Gear Up For Mock Deployment
Students from Ramstein Intermediate School got a chance to see what it's like to get ready for a deployment.

Fri, Mar 27, 2015 | 2015 DoDDS MATHCOUNTS State Competition
The 2015 DoDDS MATHCOUNTS State Competition was held in Wiesbaden on March 26th at the Youth Activities Teen Center.

Thu, Mar 26, 2015 | Students compete in National History Day showcase
More than 125 students from local Department of Defense Dependent Schools gathered at Royal Air Force Lakenheath High School, England, March 25, to compete in a National History Day showcase.

Fri, Mar 20, 2015 | Bridge on the River Rhine: Ansbach High School students learn WWII history where it happened
Ansbach High School students of the 9th JROTC Battalion went to the German town of Remagen March 7 for the 70th anniversary of the Battle for the Ludendorff Bridge on the Rhine River.

Fri, Mar 20, 2015 | Patch High School celebrates pi with creamy record-setting attempt
The mathematical constant pi has long struck fear into the hearts of the numerically challenged. But at Patch High School, pi — 3.14 — has proved to be a messy inspiration for seeking to set a world record.

Wed, Mar 18, 2015 | USAFE Jazz Ambassadors
The USAFE Jazz Ambassadors preformed two concerts at Ramstein Intermediate School.

Tue, Mar 3, 2015 | Student earns rare perfect score on AP test
Whether it's the Olympics or a game of bowling, a perfect score is hard to come by, yet Hohenfels Middle/High School student Michael Danna achieved just that on his Advanced Placement German Language and Culture Exam, last year

Mon, Mar 2, 2015 | Girls Basketball Athlete of the Year
All season, Baumholder sophomore Eliyah Tillman worked to push her considerable talents into new territory. But with her team’s season on the line, Tillman returned to her comfort zone.

Thu, Feb 26, 2015 | Wiesbaden girls win back-to-back titles
The Lady Warriors were gunning for their third stash of gold — and they got it.

Wed, Feb 18, 2015 | Teachers create for Carnevale
Fasching, Carnevale, Mardi Gras - no matter what name or region, the season leading up to Lent is a raucous celebration of parties, costumes and craziness.

Thu, Feb 12, 2015 | Pedaling through paragraphs
Fifth graders at Sembach Middle School are combining exercise and academics in a recently-implemented "Read and Ride" pilot program designed to boost physical activity and reading time.

Mon, Feb 9, 2015 | KiKA, Schau in Meine Welt
DoDDS Europe student participates in “Schau in Meine Welt” or “Look into my World” a series produced by the German children’s television channel, KiKA.

Thu, Jan 29, 2015 | Dragon's Den Breakfast comes to life at Netzaberg Elementary School
Each month families at Netzaberg Elementary School eat breakfast at the school and discuss ways to improve their children's education with school leaders.

Tue, Jan 20, 2015 | Students take on video project promoting System for Health
Department of Defense Dependent Schools students from across Europe recently participated in a project that let them express their creativity while also helping promote U.S. Army Medical Command’s System for Health and Performance Triad programs.

Thu, Jan 15, 2015 | DODDS-Europe students test their chops at Jazz Seminar
When the final school bell rang at Ramstein High School on Tuesday afternoon and kids swarmed toward the exits, the eight students exercising their vocal chords in the music room didn’t budge.

Wed, Jan 14, 2015 | USACE engineers participate in DoDDS-Europe STEMposium
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District welcomed 36 students, representing 23 military high schools, for a day of design, engineering and construction activities in light of the Europe STEMposium.

Thu, Jan 8, 2015 | Ansbach High School, participates in the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge
Thirty-eight cadets from the Ansbach Middle/High School's 9th ROTC Battalion recently participated in the commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne, Belgium.

Wed, Jan 7, 2015 | United States Senate Youth Program Delegates Named
Thomas Harwood, a senior at Patch High School, was one of two DoDEA students named as delegates to the 52nd annual United States Senate Youth Program.

Fri, Jan 2, 2015 | Dr. Nancy Bresell retires after 37 years of service to DoDEA
For the last 37 years, Dr. Nancy Bresell has traveled around the globe supporting students, staffs and administrators alike.

Thu, Dec 18, 2014 | Pond security picks up another contract as GAO dismisses protest
An Army contract for security at its bases in Germany is moving ahead after the U.S. Government Accountability Office dismissed a protest against the award.

Wed, Dec 17, 2014 | ‘STEMposium’: Science, tech conference challenges future engineers with Ebola crisis
More than one hundred of the world’s future engineers converged in Wiesbaden to tackle one of the year’s biggest crises: the Ebola virus epidemic.

Tue, Dec 16, 2014 | HMHS hosts graduation ceremony for one
With caps and gowns, honored guests, jubilant spectators and even a commencement speaker, it seemed like an ordinary graduation ceremony, but there was one small difference. There was only one graduate.

Tue, Dec 16, 2014 | You CAN Go Home Again
“You can’t go home again.” In his book with the same title, author Thomas Wolfe penned this phrase to describe the disoriented feeling that people often get when they try to return home after many years and find things are not the same.

Thu, Dec 11, 2014 | Weihnachten im Schuhkarton, 5th Grade Service Project
5th grade students at Patch Elementary School listened to the story of a 5th grade student in Dallas, Texas who convinced her classmates to help her make meals to take to homeless shelters around Dallas.

Fri, Dec 5, 2014 | Ramstein Intermediate learn about Nikolaus Nacht
Host Nation teaches Ramstein Intermediate students about local custom of German children impatiently waiting for St. Nikolaus to come.

Thu, Nov 13, 2014 | NES third-graders apply 'supply and demand' learned from local businesses
Ben Magorian buys supplies from Richard Lewis and Malcom Howard during Netzaberg Elementary School's Economy Day, Oct. 20. During the event, third-grade students used economic principles learned from local German businesses to sell their wares. Third-graders at Netzaberg Elementary School applied market principles they picked up from German businesses in the local area during their Economy Day, Oct. 20.

Mon, Nov 10, 2014 | Ramstein Intermediate students learn about Sankt Martins
RIS Host Nation teacher prepares students to participate in local Sankt Martin s Day parades.

Fri, Nov 7, 2014 | Rota Elementary School's Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week got off to a great start with the students at Rota Elementary wearing the color red and also wearing caps/hats in support of “Putting a cap on drugs.”

Fri, Nov 7, 2014 | Ramstein Intermediate unveils Veterans Day Wall of Honor
Students at Ramstein Intermediate unveiled the Veterans Day Wall of Honor during a special presentation.

Sat, Nov 1, 2014 | Ansbach dethrones Hohenfels to cap perfect season
Hohenfels' Clayton Pinheiro throws a pass in the 2014 DODDS-Europe DII football championship against Ansbach in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Nov. 1, 2014. The Ansbach Cougars defeated Hohenfels 30-20 to win the 2014 DODDS-Europe Division II football championship at Kaiserslautern High School, capitalizing on a string of unusual Hohenfels penalties to erase Tiger leads before and after halftime.

Fri, Oct 31, 2014 | Ramstein Intermediate School Unity Day
Students at Ramstein Intermediate School take a stand against bullying.

Thu, Oct 30, 2014 | Rainbow Elementary students show true colors by pledging during Red Ribbon Week
Students from U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's closed out Red Ribbon Week at Rainbow Elementary School today. The students assembled in the gymnasium to wrap up the activities of the week and recite the drug-free pledge.

Mon, Oct 27, 2014 | Buddy Bench Becomes Permanent Part of RIS Playground
Last school year, Ramstein Intermediate School student, Robert Haas, was inspired by a Scholastic News article entitled, “Buddy Bench.”

Fri, Oct 24, 2014 | DoDDS Europe Language Institute
Fifty-Six Department of Defense Dependent Schools- Europe, students came together in Wiesbaden, Germany, for exposure to world languages from Oct. 20-23.

Thu, Oct 23, 2014 | Students learn coding through educational video game
Students from Kaiserslautern Middle School, Vogelweh Elementary School and Landstuhl Elementary/Middle School had the opportunity to learn computer coding through MinecraftEdu Oct. 16 and 17.

Tue, Oct 21, 2014 | Zoe’s Top Five Rules for New AVID Students and Elective Teachers
Have no fear, the AVID Experts are here! As we provide support to students who may not have always had a voice with their path to success, it is important that we listen to those students for advice and encouragement along our path as educators.

Tue, Oct 14, 2014 | GES celebrates National PTA recognition
Educational and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria leadership gathered at the Grafenwoehr Jugendheim for the School of Excellence recognition ceremony for Grafenwoehr Elementary School, Oct. 9.

Thu, Oct 2, 2014 | SHAPE 7th Graders Get a History Lesson
Language arts students at SHAPE MS meet historian.

Fri, Sep 26, 2014 | Space, the final frontier: RAF Alconbury hosts video conference with NASA astronaut
Students from the elementary, middle and high schools at RAF Alconbury, United Kingdom, asked questions and chatted with a NASA astronaut during a virtual conference, Sept. 23.

Tue, Aug 26, 2014 | Ansbach teacher returns from Afghanistan deployment
Quite often over the last decade, DoDDS-Europe teachers have seen parents and other members of their respective communities deploy to both Iraq and Afghanistan—with some never to return.

Fri, Aug 15, 2014 | SHAPE community schools to experience a transformative new school year
The day the SHAPE community has been waiting for since 2012 will soon be upon them.

Thu, Jun 26, 2014 | 2014 DoDDS-E Athlete of the Year
DoDDS-E is proud to announce the 2014 Athletes of the Year.

Tue, Jun 24, 2014 | One of 17 rockets to robotics space camp
On June 26, one of Aviano Air Base middle schools' very own will be one of 17 participants to attend the U.S. Space & Rocket Center's Robotics Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala.

Tue, Jun 17, 2014 | Students learn about STEAM
When most people think of STEAM, dropping eggs, building Legos, or riding on hovercrafts is probably the last thing they think of. But for Vilseck Elementary School students, STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics.

Fri, May 30, 2014 | Kaiserslautern Elementary School educator named DoDEA Teacher of the Year
Sarah Loomis, an educational technologist at Kaiserslautern Elementary School, was announced as DoDEA’s Teacher of the Year.

Wed, May 21, 2014 | DoDDS-Europe program showcases student art and literature
In a ceremony today at the Wiesbaden High School library, Dr. Nancy Bresell, DoDDS-Europe director, officially launched the Illuminations website, an online student anthology that showcases student art and literature.

Fri, May 16, 2014 | Job Shadow Day
All-around the Kaiserslautern Military Community, DoDDS Europe students observed Job Shadow Day on Friday, May 16, organizations provided areas of learning outlining daily routines and interesting facts for different jobs around the military community.

Thu, May 15, 2014 | 1 to 1 Laptop Program
DoDDS Europe adds another educational tool to help setup and prepare its students for the future. Learn more pertaining to the the 1 to 1 Laptop program.

Mon, May 12, 2014 | Avid Students Win VFW Award
representatives from the VFW Europe Post 605 in Paris traveled to SHAPE to recognize 12 students who participated in the Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen competitions.

Wed, May 7, 2014 | 'The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf': Alconbury Elementary students hold mock trial
The courtroom fell silent as the prosecutor confidently stood and faced the jury, adjusting his glasses and bow tie before he spoke.

Thu, Apr 24, 2014 | Ansbach Middle High School Student Awarded Pre-College Program Scholarship
A student from Ansbach Middle High School was recently selected for a full scholarship to attend a summer college-credit program at the University of Southern California.

Thu, Apr 24, 2014 | Aviano Elementary’s STEMposium
The Aviano Elementary Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Committee continued its STEM projects this year

Fri, Apr 18, 2014 | Honors Music Festival draws nearly 160 DODDS-Europe students
Keyton Daniels is a member of a band that plays “metal-type” stuff.

Fri, Apr 18, 2014 | Marksmanship's a sport on the upswing
The 2013-14 DODDS-Europe marksmanship champion, set to be determined Saturday at Wiesbaden, will likely emerge from the familiar group of longstanding contenders Ansbach, Hohenfels, Patch and Vilseck.

Mon, Apr 14, 2014 | DODDS-Europe teachers find success with 'flipped classroom' approach
It’s not a typical math class.

Mon, Apr 14, 2014 | DODEA ends summer enrichment program amid declining participation
The Department of Defense Education Activity is closing the book on a part-day math and language arts summer enrichment program that’s been offered at some of its schools since 2004.

Wed, Apr 2, 2014 | The science of eggs, pasta and Legos on display at Schweinfurt's STEAM night
When most people use the word STEAM, they are probably referring to the gas that appears as they cook spaghetti. But at Schweinfurt Elementary, STEAM stands for using creativity, projects and engineering to create learning.

Thu, Mar 20, 2014 | German, PHS students meet thanks to USO outreach initiative
Twenty-one eighth-grade German students from the Johannes-Kepler-Gymnasium in Bad Cannstatt visited Patch High School as part of a school outreach program Feb. 25.

Tue, Mar 18, 2014 | Patch HS Music Students Meet Daughtry
50 Patch High School music students sat in with Chris Daughtry, on a closed sound check and had a closed Q&A session prior to the doors opening for the military community Mar.17.

Sat, Mar 15, 2014 | Mediterranean District Office, 2015 Teacher of the Year
A summary of accomplishments by Mediterranean District Office, teacher of the year 2015, teacher at Aviano Elementary School, Aviano, Italy.

Fri, Mar 14, 2014 | Overseas School Health Nurses Association (OSHNA) School Nurse of the Year
OSHNA is proud to announce that Jody Richmond has been selected as its 2014 School Nurse of the Year.

Thu, Mar 13, 2014 | National Junior Society Members and 'Read Across America' Day
Kaiserslautern Middle School’s NJHS members read for Kaiserslautern Elementary students on Mar. 3, in celebration of Read Across America.

Mon, Mar 10, 2014 | Alconbury Band and Choral Ensemble Travels To Disney Paris
Capping a full year of preparation, the Alconbury Middle/High School Band and Choral Ensemble traveled to Disney Paris on Mar. 7-10.

Wed, Mar 5, 2014 | DoDDS Extends Deadline for Excess Placement, VSIP/VERA Programs
DoDDS has extended the application deadlines for both the Excess Placement Program and VSIP/VERA to 5pm (EST) this Thursday, March 6.

Mon, Feb 24, 2014 | Teens share deployment wisdom
When Dr. Michael Priser, Vilseck High School psychologist, first met with his "deployment group," six VES students of deployed parents, he found that most didn't need his help.

Sat, Jan 18, 2014 | 6th-grader wins elementary school spelling bee in Round 9
Their nerves were on edge Jan. 18 when the 14 anxious participants at the Schweinfurt Elementary School quietly took their seats at the school’s final spelling bee.

Tue, Nov 26, 2013 | AES Helicopter Building Contest
AES Helicopter Building Contest STEAM, or the integration of Science Technology Engineering the Arts and Mathematics is not a project, it is a way of learning for Mrs. Thompson's Multi-Age 1-2 class at Ansbach Elementary School in Katterbach, Germany.

Thu, Nov 21, 2013 | DODDS using Legos, zombie apocalypse to try to reach students
DODDS-Europe’s third STEMposium, an event that immerses students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math as they try to tackle real-world problems.

Wed, Nov 13, 2013 | Being a military kid is 'really hard,' but it's also full of opportunity
On Veterans Day, Americans honor the services of men and women, but military life also affects their families.

Wed, Nov 6, 2013 | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Opportunity
Students express the capability of Video Tele-Conference or VTC during Mr. Talley, Acting Director DoDEA

Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | Rainbow School Celebrates Hispanic Heritage
Rainbow School Celebrates Hispanic Heritage - 16 October 2013

Wed, Sep 25, 2013 | Lakenheath Middle School Blue Ribbon School
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that Lakenheath Middle School has been chosen as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School.

Fri, Aug 30, 2013 | MED DSO E-PORTAL SITE
The MED DSO has provided guidance and information for subject specific areas for K-12 as well as updated CSI information.

Wed, Aug 21, 2013 | Officials eye 2014 opening of U.S. schools in Belgium
Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe is inching closer to unveiling brand new elementary, middle and high schools here.

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 | Livorno Students win Art Contest
Livorno Elementary Middle School is proud to announce 1st Grade Winners of the CFC-0 Art Contest

Wed, May 29, 2013 | VHS Leadership Day
Faculty members hand-picked 39 students, including six middle school children, to discover their executive potential at Vilseck High School’s “Leadership Day.”

Tue, May 28, 2013 | Beginning of Feria in Spain
David G. Farragut Elementary celebrated the beginning of Feria in Spain by holding a special assembly.

Tue, May 21, 2013 | Kaiserslautern, Germany - An Artful Event
An art exhibition in Kaiserslautern helped forge stronger bonds between partner nations.

Fri, May 10, 2013 | State MATHCOUNTS High Scorers
Congratulations to the highest scoring individuals in the State MATHCOUNTS competition.

Thu, May 9, 2013 | 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholar
Bryce Kaw-uh from Incirlik Unit School has been selected as one of 141 U.S. Presidential Scholars for 2013. He is the only DoDEA student to win this special distinction for this year.

Mon, Apr 8, 2013 | Military Student of the Year Award
Military Student of the Year awarded by Med District Supt. Kent Worford

Mon, Apr 8, 2013 | 2014 DoDDS MATHCOUNTS
Mathletes from the DoDDS Med District competed in this year's Math Counts competition.

Wed, Nov 21, 2012 | “Quarters-up”
Ms. Stephens’ 5th Grade Class decided to collect quarters to give to the American Red Cross Relief Effort for victims of Hurricane Sandy. So, on November 16, 2012 the students at Aukamm Elementary School built a “Quarter Line”.

Tue, Aug 28, 2012 | DODDS students urged to make healthy choices
Students returning to DODDS-Europe schools this week had a lot to digest: new teachers, new classrooms and new emphasis on healthier meal and lifestyle choices.

Wed, Aug 15, 2012 | High-powered coaching drives DODDS' volleyball camp
To USA Volleyball’s director of sport, John Kessel, drills are a means to an end — performance in the game.

Mon, Aug 13, 2012 | International players descend on DODDS-Europe football camp
The annual DODDS-Europe Football Camp opened here Sunday with the most decidedly international flavor in its 25-year history.