Department of Defense Education Activity

Ansbach MS/HS: School Activities

All after school clubs and activities (i.e. jump rope, art, music, math, sports, etc.)will normally meet only on days that the school follows a full day schedule, NOT on early release days. There is no extra-curricular activity bus for students who participate in these activities. Parents whose child frequently rides a bus must make transportation and/or other arrangements for the student to be picked up from school following the activity. Notification of these activities will be sent to the parent along with the day and time of the activity. In addition, due to unforeseen training, meetings, or teacher absences, an activity may be canceled without advanced notice. The sponsoring teacher will endeavor to notify students and parents of the canceled activity if time permits. If the activity is canceled at the last minute, students will be notified through the school intercom system at the end of the instructional day.

Sponsors of clubs and extracurricular activities determine academic and behavioral (disciplinary) requirements that students must meet to participate in school sponsored extracurricular activities or to hold a leadership position in a curriculum-related club, team or student organization.


Europe Student Activities

All students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular activities whether they be athletic, academic or social in nature. These activities help to shape students and prepare them for the future as part of a well rounded education.

Some of our athletics and activities are Europe based events, which means that there is a culminating area wide championship for athletics that mimics a state championship. Europe Activities are support curriculum and offer area wide available throughout the year that range from art, drama and music to math, language and film/entertainment. More information concerning Europe specific activities can be found under on the  DoDEA Europe, Student Activities page.

FALL SEASON

Cheer, Cross Country, Football, Volleyball

Required Documents: Current Sports Physical, Power of Attorney, and Inherent Risk forms. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA or above with no more than 1 F at any time. 10 practice dates must be completed before first competition.

Open To: Grades 9th - 12th

SPRING SEASON

Baseball, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field

Required Documents: Current Sports Physical, Power of Attorney, and Inherent Risk forms. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA or above with no more than 1 F at any time. 10 practice dates must be completed before first competition.

Open To: Grades 9th - 12th

WINTER SEASON

Basketball, Cheer, Wrestling

Required Documents: Current Sports Physical, Power of Attorney, and Inherent Risk forms. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA or above with no more than 1 F at any time. 10 practice dates must be completed before first competition.

Open To: Grades 9th - 12th

Europe Student Activities

All students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular activities whether they be athletic, academic or social in nature. These activities help to shape students and prepare them for the future as part of a well rounded education.

Some of our athletics and activities are Europe based events, which means that there is a culminating area wide championship for athletics that mimics a state championship. Europe Activities are support curriculum and offer area wide available throughout the year that range from art, drama and music to math, language and film/entertainment. More information concerning Europe specific activities can be found under on the  DoDEA Europe, Student Activities page.

Creative Connections

reative Connections is a week-long Fine Arts workshop for students held in Oberwesel am Rhein. The art, music, and drama instructors select students locally to attend. Applications are forwarded to DoDDS regional office where they undergo a rigorous second screening. Students who are selected spend a week studying in one of the ten workshops instructed by professional artists, dancers and actors from Europe and the United States. Interested students wishing to apply for Creative Connections should contact their Fine Arts instructor for details and application information during the Fall semester. 

Open To: Grades 9th - 12th

Educators Rising

The purpose of Educators Rising is to maintain a community of students dedicated to the field of education and the profession of teaching. Educators Rising establishes a network with the faculty, staff, and experienced educators in local school districts and professional education organizations. FEA helps students explore financial aid and job opportunities in the field of education by providing opportunities to participate in conferences, conventions, workshops, and other study trips related to the profession. 

Meeting Days: Thursday

Open To: Grades 9th - 12th

Additional Info: Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS)

JSHS provides students with the opportunity to complete research on a topic in science, math, or engineering on a topic of his or her choice. The research project is then shared with other students at a 3-day symposium in the spring. The top presenters go to Nationals in the US. Participation greatly increases a student's chances of getting into a college and getting scholarships.

Open To: Grades 9th - 12th

Library Club

The purpose of the Library is to promote books, literacy, and information skills.

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: Open to all middle school students who love books, reading, and libraries.

Additional Info: Meetings are held every Wednesday during MS lunch.

Model United States Senate Program (MUSS)

MUSS provides a forum for students to use a wide range of communization skills as they seek to promote and pass legislative proposals in a dynamic and challenging simulation. This is a perfect platform for students that are interested in current events and like to argue controversial issues. 

Open To: Grades 9th - 12th

Additional Info: Meetings are held once a week in Room 424.

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.

In order to be eligible, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 in order to be invited to apply for membership. There is one membership selection process each school year that begins after the first semester.

Students who have been inducted at another school and who transfer to Ansbach MHS become members of the Ansbach Chapter as long as they meet the standards of our chapter.

Open To: Grades 11th & 12th

National Junior Honor Society

The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character and Citizenship.

In order to be eligible, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 in order to be invited to apply for membership. There is one membership selection process each school year that begins after the first semester.

Students who have been inducted at another school and who transfer to Ansbach MHS become members of the Ansbach Chapter as long as they meet the standards of our chapter.

Open To: Grades 7th - 10th

Political and International Security Seminar (POLIS)

POLIS is an interactive simulation sponsored by the German Army and Social Studies Department at Ansbach High School. This program enables participants to deal with international relationships in various fields - politics, economics, environmental protection, and security. Students are challenged to practice conflict resolution skills and public-speaking in constantly changing real-world scenarios. They experience how the nations involved are embedded in international organizations such as the European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and the United Nations. 

Open To: Grades 10th - 12th

Student Council and Governing Board

Ansbach MHS has two student councils - middle school and high school. The Student Councils are composed of students elected by their classmates and recommended by their teachers to help share ideas, interests, and concerns with teachers, staff, and administration. They often help to raise funds for school-wide activities, including social events, community projects, helping people in need, and school reform. 

Meeting Days: Monday,Tuesday

Open To: Open to all students who are in good academic standing and positive student role-models.

Additional Info: The Student Council meets every Tuesday during lunch in Room 318. The governing board meets every Monday during lunch in Room 318.

Student-to-Student (S2S) and Junior Student-to-Student (JS2S)

The purpose of S2S is to help new students by pairing them with a peer that will help ease the transition into our school environment. Fun activities are held during and outside of the school day to assist students in making new friends and becoming acquainted with the Ansbach community. 

Meeting Days: Thursday

Open To: Open to all students.

Additional Info: Middle school officers meet the first and third Thursday of the month in Room 106 during MS lunch. High school officers meet the first and third Thursday of the month in Room 422 during HS lunch.

Video Club

Video Club provides an opportunity for students to sharpen their videography and editing skills outside of the regular school day. It enables students not currently enrolled in a video course the opportunity to participate with AMHSTV. 

Open To: Open to all students.

Yearbook Club

Yearbook Club provides students the opportunity to study basic photography, the interview process, layout and design, and distribution to produce the yearbook. 

Open To: Open to high school students who are self-motivated, cooperative, and responsible. Participants will need to be comfortable using computers.