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Byrd Elementary School closes doors, completes 66 years of teaching excellence

The Richard E. Byrd Elementary School closed its doors June 10 after providing 66 years of quality education to the children on Negishi Housing Annex in Yokohama, Japan.

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DoDEA Pacific student wins spot in White House Kids’ State Dinner

Andersen Elementary School 2nd grade student Lily Vinch will attend the third annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Kids' State Dinner in Washington D.C. next month for her “Mo-Rockin’ Meatless Monday Special” recipe – one of 54 selected from more than 1,500 contestants.

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DoDEA Pacific senior Keri Brooks wins National Achievement Scholarship

Guam High School senior Keri Brooks won a $2,500 National Achievement® Scholarship Program award which is only presented to 700 Achievement Scholarship® winners out of 160,000 entrants each year.

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DoDEA Pacific bids farewell to two longtime key leaders

Longtime Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific key leaders Jack Martin and Walter Smiley were honored together at a joint retirement event held here Friday in celebration of their more than 78 years of combined public service.

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New DoD schools at Camp Humphreys in South Korea hold combined ribbon-cutting celebration

Students, parents, community supporters, and senior Department of Defense Education Activity and military officials gathered to celebrate the new Humphreys Middle/High School and Humphreys Central Elementary School April 24 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the new middle/high school.




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Local Teacher Receives National Recognition

Zama AMS teacher Michael Pope selected as an NEH Summer Scholar

Zama American Middle School
Camp Zama, Japan | April 4, 2014

Mr. Michael A. Pope

Mr. Michael A. Pope | Photo: file photo

Mr. Michael A. Pope, a local teacher from Zama American Middle School, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of seventeen NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops. The National Endowment for the Humanities is a federal agency that each year supports summer study opportunities so that teachers can work with experts in humanities disciplines.

 Mr. Pope will participate in a workshop entitled "America's Atomic West." The one-week program will be held at Washington State University and is directed by Dr. Robert McCoy.

The 15 teachers selected in the program each receive a stipend to help cover their travel, study, and living expenses.

Topics for the seventeen NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops offered for teachers this summer include Abraham Lincoln, the American Revolution at The Henry Ford, Asian Pacific Americans in the Northwest, America's "Atomic West,", the California gold rush, the Cold War home front in southern California, Duke Ellington, Emily Dickinson, Gettysburg in history and memory, Mesa Verde National Park and Pueblo culture, the Missouri-Kansas border wars, the history and culture of the Mississippi delta, the San Francisco Bay Area home front in World War II, slavery in the colonial Chesapeake, and women's rights, religion, and abolition on the Rochester Reform Trail. The approximately 1,360 teachers who participate in these studies will teach more than 170,000 American students the following year.

While DoDEA Pacific encourages educators to pursue continuous professional growth and development opportunities, this scholarship program is not sponsored or endorsed by DoDEA or the Department of Defense.


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