Wiesbaden MS

Welcome Wildcats!

Dear Students and Parents,

Welcome to a new and exciting school year at Wiesbaden Middle School! Middle school is a very special time, with tremendous growth for children, socially, intellectually, and physically. Except for infancy, more changes occur in our ten to fourteen year old children than at any other time in life. WMS welcomes the opportunity to teach and mentor our students during this critical time of growth and development.

During this school year, it is our continued goal to provide our middle school students with innovative standards-based learning activities premised upon high expectations for academic achievement and success. It is my goal that we work together to create an educational atmosphere where all stakeholders – students, parents, military community, and school staff – put forth extraordinary effort to ensure we learn, share, and experience success in a positive and caring student-centered climate.

Parental involvement is an essential ingredient in a successful middle school. Although the ways in which you have been involved may change, your children still need your support, and we need your input. There are ways you can be involved while honoring your child’s growing independence. Your involvement communicates a strong positive message to your children, and your feedback helps the school understand what’s working and what isn’t on the individual child and program levels.

I hope this summer has been good for your family, and that you have had some relaxing time together to explore the wonderful Hessen region and surrounding areas. It is an honor and a privilege to be principal of a school with great students, outstanding teachers, caring parents, and a supportive military command. I look forward to a successful, and fun-filled school year. As always, if you have any ideas, comments, questions, or thoughts you want to share, please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time via phone (DSN 337-2240 or CIV 0611-705-2240).

Susan P. Hargis, Ph. D.
Principal

 

 

Susan_Hargis_Portrait_Small Dr. Susan Hargis was born, raised, and educated in Mobile, Alabama, and received her undergraduate degree in English Education from Auburn University in 1981. She began her career as an English and Journalism teacher in Mobile County and Richmond, Virginia, in middle and high schools. In 1988, Dr. Hargis was the recipient of a graduate fellowship from the English-Speaking Union of Richmond to receive licensure in British Literature from the University of Virginia at Oxford University, Exeter College. She earned a second graduate degree in 1996 at Virginia Commonwealth University in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Media and Technology.

Dr. Hargis joined DoDDS in 1996 where she has since served at all school levels as an Information and Instructional Systems (School Improvement) Specialist in Italy and Germany. Dr. Hargis has been an Assistant Principal at Bitburg High School and Principal at Bitburg and Kaiserslautern Middle Schools.

Dr. Hargis earned her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Research from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2006. Her dissertation addressed the relationship between military deployments and reading scores for students in DoDDS-Europe. Research from her studies indicates military children attending DoDDS-Europe schools during deployment are successful and demonstrate academic growth. 

In partnership with the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Dr. Hargis authored and implemented the Commanders' Honor Roll. This program won the 2006 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award, established by the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) to promote and recognize dynamic partnerships between U.S. military units and schools worldwide. In 2008 Dr. Hargis was once again awarded the MCEC Partnership of Excellence Award for the Food for Thought Nutrition Program with the Defense Commissary Agency. This partnership was honored by the American Association for Heath Education with the Blue Apple School Health Education Award and recognized Kaiserslautern Middle School for its health education program and best practices with nutrition literacy. Dr. Hargis serves on the Executive Board of the USA Girl Scouts Overseas - North Atlantic, which has more than 3,500 girl scouts in seven countries. Dr. Hargis has served twice as President of Phi Delta Kappa - Germany Chapter, the largest chapter in the world, and she is a life member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. She was selected for Cambridge Who's Who Registry of Executives, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs, and as a member of Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society. A life-long learner, Dr. Hargis is child-focused, results-oriented, and data-driven.

 

Wiesbaden MS

Wiesbaden MS

Unit 24309 Box 87
APO, AE 09005

Phone: 011-49-611-705-2240
Fax: 011-49-611-723496

It is the responsibility of the parents or guardians to notify the school every time a student is absent.

DSN: 314-337-2240
Local: 0611-705-2240
Fax: 0611-723496


School Hours

7:55 a.m. - 2:40 p.m. (Monday-Friday)