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Europe Features

U.S. Army Europe commander Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling walks around the track with Patrick Henry Elementary School students Tuesday morning after he and his wife kicked off
August 28, 2012
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.  ... »

Football allstar clinic
August 27, 2012
The attendance was sparse but the intensity thick Sunday afternoon when 17 Europe-based gridders attended a Football University combine and clinic under the tutelage of two NFL alumni.  ... »

Back to School 2012
August 27, 2012
It was the first day of the last year of Heidelberg High School’s existence. But this was no time for nostalgia; it was time for class.  ... »

Students at Department of Defense schools returning to changes, challenges
August 26, 2012
Whether aspiring to a career in aerospace engineering or fashion design, this year's incoming freshmen in DODEA schools will have to earn more math credits to get a diploma.  ... »

As military shifts, so do school structures
August 26, 2012
The start of the 2012-13 school year for Defense Department school students in Europe is bittersweet for pupils in Heidelberg, where three military schools are slated to close next year.  ... »

DODEA schools expanding technology, math opportunities.
August 26, 2012
With the help of robots and real-world cyber scenarios, Defense Department schools are boosting their efforts to improve students’ science, technology, engineering and math skills with an expanded curriculum.  ... »

DODDS' volleyball camp
August 15, 2012
“We want to train in reality,” said Kessel, the Colorado Springs, Colo., resident who’s contributing his 42 years of top-level coaching experience to the third annual Asia-Continental Europe Volleyball Camp here.  ... »

DODDS-Europe football camp
August 13, 2012
The annual DODDS-Europe Football Camp opened with the most decidedly international flavor in its 25-year history.  ... »

DODDS students dig deep for fossils
July 17, 2012
When was the last time you were able to pack up the kids on a sunny morning with a promise that everybody would soon be roaming with life-size dinosaurs and coming home with a bag full of fossils?  ... »

DODDS swimmer set to compete in Olympics
June 21, 2012
Sarah Alfalaij, a senior-to-be at Bahrain High School, will be competing in the 50-meter freestyle in this summer's Olympic games  ... »

Sports Balls
June 14, 2012
All perspective student athletes must sign up with the NCAA Clearinghouse if they plan to pursue an athletic scholarship.  ... »

Mannheim Elementary School Celebrates
June 8, 2012
Mannheim Elementary School closed for good on Friday with a celebration and a picnic capping its 66-year history.  ... »

Graduating Seniors
June 1, 2012
Deployed parents can watch the 2012 DoDDS-Europe high school graduations live  ... »

Student with school provided laptop
May 28, 2012
Laptops will be issued to students in select schools, hoping the pilot program will match the success of similar programs in state schools that have made steady gains in student achievement.  ... »

Schweinfurt takes gold at Europe-wide culinary competition
May 15, 2012
The high school's culinary arts team here competed for the first time ever and earned gold in two categories at the All-Europe Culinary Faire  ... »

Culinary Arts
May 11, 2012
Teams from eight high schools in Germany and Italy prepared a starter, entrée and dessert that were judged on  ... »

School Talk with Marilee Fitzgerald
May 8, 2012
On Tuesday, May 8th, Ms. Marilee Fitzgerald, Director of the DoDEA, spends time addressing the issues that matter most to parents and students in DoDDS-Europe schools on Blog Talk Radio. [ ]  ... »

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
May 1, 2012
We celebrate and pay tribute to the many contributions made by generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to America's society and culture.  ... »

April 27, 2012
Three students will attend the prestigious 29th Annual Research Science Institute (RSI) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this summer.  ... »

Soldier Day
April 26, 2012
Students at Rainbow Elementary School learn what it's like to be a soldier as their parents prepare to deploy with the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade out of Katterbach, Germany.  ... »

STEM, Science Technology Engineering Math
April 6, 2012
A new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiative is launched in DoDEA schools worldwide. The STEM initiative is a partnership between students and educators, and Federal STEM professionals.  ... »

Lakenheath High School hosts National History Day
April 5, 2012
Students from across the U.K. participated in the National History Day contest hosted by Lakenheath High School.  ... »

Honors Music Week
April 4, 2012
Students from 21 DODDS schools in Europe and Bahrain tuned their instruments and their voices at a week-long annual music festival.  ... »

Model United States Senate
March 30, 2012
More than 100 DODDS-Europe high school students spent the week at a hotel in Raunheim, Germany, playing the roles of senators and other government officials for Model United States Senate, or MUSS.  ... »

April: Month of the Military Child
March 30, 2012
Americans pause to recognize the nation's 1.8 million military children during the Month of the Military Child.  ... »

Honors Music Week
March 29, 2012
High school students, representing 21 DoDDS-E high schools around Europe, will converge for four days of rehearsal and instruction.  ... »

Teacher of the Year. Angela Wilson
November 11, 2011
Vicenza Middle School teacher Angela Wilson remembers the teachers who changed her life  ... »

Say No to Bullies Day
November 2, 2011
Kaiserslautern middle and elementary schools marked their "Say No To Bullies Day" on Wednesday by wearing pink, making posters, watching videos, learning about cyberbullying and pledging to stop bullying in school  ... »

2011 European Cross Country Championship
October 29, 2011
It was a victorious day for Patch at the DODDS-Europe cross country championships Saturday at the Tompkins Barracks training area in this Heidelberg suburb.  ... »

The International Space Station seen from Space Shuttle Discovery
October 18, 2011
Contest allows student experiments to be flown on the International Space Station.  ... »

Garmisch Elementary-Middle School Students
October 18, 2011
Garmisch Elementary-Middle School was the site of a pilot program for an IMCOM-Europe anti-bullying program in coordination with Department of Defense Education Activity schools.  ... »

Baumholder and AFNORTH Football
September 8, 2011
Midseason form arrived on opening night in the Baumholder Bucs' 41-6 victory Friday over the AFNORTH Lions  ... »

Football Players
September 8, 2011
One new team, three winning streaks and head-coaching changes at seven schools - control the scoreboard as high school football kicks off its 2011 season Friday in Baumholder  ... »

Schweinfurt and Bamberg Students
September 3, 2011
Lessons are taught from one location, and students in a class at another school are able to participate via video teleconference.  ... »

Parent with students at school
September 2, 2011
Defense Department schools have implemented a comprehensive system-wide attendance policy in line with most public schools across the U.S. school officials announced Thursday  ... »

Back to School 2
August 29, 2011
For some students, the first day of school Monday meant returning to familiar territory, but for others, it was all new  ... »

Baseball Swing
August 5, 2011
A team of Europe-based high school baseball players will open its run at the Colt League World Series in Lafayette, In knowing that they already have held their own against some of the nation's best.  ... »