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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.

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, May 1, 2014 | Bahrain MHS student wins award at National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
Garrett Davidson, a senior at Bahrain Middle High School, recently took home honors in the 52nd National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in Washington D.C

Mon, Apr 28, 2014 | DoDDS-Europe at National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
The National JSHS brought together 230 high school students who qualify for attendance by submitting and presenting original scientific research papers in regional symposia held at universities nationwide.

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 | 2015 Teacher of the Year
A summary of accomplishments by 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.

Tue, Nov 26, 2013 | Team Building at Vilseck High School
Team Building at the Vilseck High School VHS students attended the Leader’s Reaction Course to learn initiative, leadership and teamwork

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 | Culinary journey to Baltimore earns SHS culinary team 26 out of 43
Out of 43 teams the Schweinfurt High School culinary team placed 26th at the 12th Annual National ProStart Invitational competition held in Baltimore, Md., April 19-21.

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.

Thu, Mar 21, 2013 | 72nd ESB Soldiers explore math and science with Schweinfurt students
Math and science aren’t just taught out of textbooks for students at the middle school here.

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.

Fri, Jun 8, 2012 | DoDEA director visits Baumholder schools
Students at Smith and Wetzel Elementary Schools and Baumholder Middle High School received a visit from Department of Defense Education Activity Director Marilee Fitzgerald April 24.