Department of Defense Education Activity

Bahrain MHS: Get Involved


Parent Involvement

Research demonstrates that parent involvement is essential for student success. Although you may not become involved in all committees and support organizations in the school, we encourage the following activities for your parental support:

  • Join the school parent/teacher association (PTA) and participate in meetings and activities.
  • Have lunch at school with your child regularly.
  • Volunteer in your child's classroom.
  • Establish a daily study time at home (even when there's no homework).
  • Participate in the Continuous School Improvement (CSI) efforts at your child's school.
  • Keep informed of school events and activities by reading school newsletters and your child's classroom newsletter.
  • Communicate frequently with your child's teacher.
  • Prepare for and participate in parent-teacher conferences.
  • Ensure your child has a well-balanced breakfast and comes to school with completed homework, lunch money and school supplies.

Visiting the School

Parents and other responsible adults are always welcome at school. If you know in advance that you will be visiting your child's classroom, we encourage you to notify your child's teacher ahead of time so they are prepared for your visit. We do not allow students to bring friends or other non-registered students to school due to liability and space restrictions. In addition, parents may not bring younger siblings, other children, or babies with them when they visit or volunteer in a classroom. This can be a serious distraction from the learning environment for all students.

Visitor Badges

DoDEA policy mandates use of visitor badges and positive identification of all visitors and contractors. In compliance with this policy, upon arrival, ALL visitors are required to come to the school office, sign in, show identification, and receive a visitor's badge. All visitors MUST sign out and return the visitor's badge upon leaving the building.

Be a Volunteer!

Volunteers are always needed and are a part of the total school program. They assist in the classrooms, office, special subject and resource rooms, and educational support areas. If a parent is volunteering in a classroom, we ask that you please make alternative arrangements for siblings. They are not allowed in the room during the instructional day. We encourage active participation by parents in their child's education and while, younger children are precious, they may be distracting to students in the classroom. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your support. Check with you child's teacher for specific opportunities and to complete any necessary forms in addition to the ones below.

DoDEA Policy requires that prospective and current school volunteers shall be subject to a standardized application process that includes completion of an application form and standardized background checks. Volunteer applications are available in the school office or linked below. Please allow 5 business days for processing of all volunteer request forms. Once a background check is completed, a volunteer approval is valid for 3 years.  There are many volunteer opportunities for parents eager to get involved with their students education or for other interested community members. 

Thank You for Volunteering!

Before you do, please fill out these forms and turn them in to your local volunteer office.

Background Check DD2981
To require each employee, DoD contractor, family child care provider, adult family member of a family child care provider, and specified volunteers of a DoD C&Y program to undergo a background check and to annually self-report changes to his or her criminal history.
 
DD2793 Volunteer Agreement Form - Blank
Volunteer agreement fillable form and agreement.
 
DoDEA Records Check Consent Form
Criminal history background check release/consent statement - to disclose this information precludes consideration of an applicant for employment in the Department of Defense Education Activity.
 
Volunteers DoDEA Operational Guidance
DoDEA Operational Guidance for Volunteers - There are many volunteer opportunities for interested community members and/or parents to get involved with their students education through DoD sanctioned programs.

DoDEA Europe Advisory Councils

Parents, teachers, students, administrators, and military commanders share the responsibility to support the schools through advisory councils and boards. Participation in advisory councils and boards enhances and improves educational programs and services, as well as the overall quality of life shared by all Department of Defense (DoD) American overseas communities.


Dependents Education Council (DEC)

The DEC reports to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management Policy. Members include general or flag officers representing the commanders of unified combatant commands, major service commands, and the military services. Council members make recommendations on policy matters relating to facilities, logistics, and administrative support provided to the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) by the military services.

European Schools Council (ESC)

The ESC is composed of European Command (EUCOM) Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy representatives. ESC work with subordinate command representatives to develop programs for improving dependents' education and recommend helpful initiatives to the DoDEA Director. The ESC chairperson also represents the European Command on the ACDE.

District Advisory Council (DAC)

The DAC advises the district superintendent on matters of interest to the district.

School Advisory Council (SAC)

Parents, teachers, students, administrators, and military commanders share the responsibility to support the schools through advisory councils and boards. Participation in advisory councils and boards enhances and improves educational programs and services, as well as the overall quality of life shared by all Department of Defense (DoD) American overseas communities.

The SAC is composed of an equal number of locally-elected parents and full-time professional school employees and may include a senior high school student enrolled in the school. The SAC advises the school principal on local school-related, non-personnel matters such as educational programs, resources, services, and policies. Issues unresolved at the school level may be elevated to the District Advisory Council (DAC). Parents are welcome and encouraged to contact their local school principal to learn more.

What does this mean at The Bahrain School? In simple terms, your SAC wants to ensure that communication is open to and from parents, administration and base. SAC includes representation from each of these categories. All of us want to see The Bahrain School be the best it can be to serve the students best interests. We are all very fortunate that our administrators at The Bahrain School are always willing to hear concerns directly from anyone that has them. SAC will act in a couple of different ways. If a parent or group of parents would like to bring forward an idea or issue to a larger forum, they can always contact a member of SAC, use the SAC email directly or attend a meeting. Additionally, the principals may have an issue they would like to discuss in a larger forum and will bring that issue to SAC. The bottom line will always be doing what is best for students and The Bahrain School community. The main goals of the School Advisory Council are to participate in and encourage strategic planning, develop and define policy, and serve as a public relations source. The SAC operates in the policy-making process by formulating and adopting, but never enacting, policy. As the title states, the Council is advisory in nature.

Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year The Bahrain School will have two SAC committees – an Elementary SAC and a Middle School/High School SAC. Additionally, there will be an Installation Advisory Council (IAC) where the individual SACs will have representation along with the base commander.

If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to  for Middle School/High School.

Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO)

PTSO is a volunteer organization made up of parents, teachers, students, and staff. Together, these members support school activities and enhance the students academic involvement. There is no fee to join the PTSO. We ask instead that you volunteer for at least one activity throughout the year.

PTSO contributes to Bahrain School by organizing school pictures, providing funds for various initiatives and activities not funded by DoDEA, coordinating book fairs and showing appreciation in a variety of ways to our teachers and staff.

If you are interested in joining the Bahrain School PTSO please complete the membership form and return it to the reception desk. If you have any questions please email the PTSO at .

The Bahrain School PTSO sponsors a variety of activities including the following:

  • Spooktacular (Our famous Halloween event.)
  • Scholastic Book Club
  • Used Book Sale Event
  • Concession Stands for Sporting Events
  • School Dances & Movie Nights
  • Fundraising for Activities and Equipment
  • International Day Bazaar
  • School Store
  • School Pictures
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Student Art Contest & School Planner
  • End of Year Sports Banquet
  • Sport and Field Days
  • Robotics
  • School Murals
  • Reading Counts!
  • Awards
  • Author Visits

Falcon Nest

Hello Falcons!

The Falcon's Nest will be open on Tuesdays from 11-1 and Thursdays from 10:30-12:30 . Attached you will find the price list for store items and the price list for combo packs as well. The Falcon's nest is also selling sprit wear t-shirts (5 bd) and hoodies (15bd). Thanks for your support of the PTSO!

For more information on how you can support the PTSO, please email

Visit the PTSO Facebook at Bahrain School PTSO

Bahrain Athletic Booster Club

Athletic Booster Club Announces New Board for 2019-2020:

  • ANGELA DEGREEF - PRESIDENT
  • MARSHELL FULWILEY - VICE PRESIDENT
  • MEGAN RICE - TREASURER
  • STILL NEEDED - SECRETARY

Other Chairpersons still needed to make the TEAM whole! Contact us at
Thank you for getting involved to Boost School Spirit and support the athletes!

WE HAVE SPIRIT YES WE DO, WE HAVE SPIRIT, HOW ABOUT YOU?!! GO FALCONS!!

Bahrain Athletic Booster Club now on Instagram
Athletic.booster.club
Website Coming Soon!

Booster Club Spirit Gear

2019 Booster Homecoming