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DoDEA Europe Students Capture First-place in eCYBERMISSION

Wed, May 3, 2017 Students from Kaiserslautern MS and Livorno EMS win first-place in state-level categories for 6th and 7th grade.

DoDEA Announces U.S. Senate Youth Program selections for 2017

Mon, Mar 6, 2017 Mr. Thomas Brady, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), announced Emma Rook and John Casey as delegates to the 55th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) to be held March 4 - 11 in Washington, D.C.

Sembach MS CPR Training

Wed, Feb 1, 2017 This YouTube video showcases Sembach MS students receiving CPR training.

Innovative Ideas Receive $mart Money in DoDEA Europe's East District

Thu, Jan 26, 2017 The DoDEA Europe East District Superintendent’s Office awarded nearly $30,000 to support innovative teaching and learning models.

DoDEA Europe names Student Athletes of the Year

Wed, Jun 15, 2016 DoDEA Europe announced Elise Rasmussen of Bitburg HS and Eli Spencer of Stuttgart HS as the 2016 Athletes of the Year.

Hohenfels Students Recognized for Refugee Service Project

Wed, Jun 8, 2016 Students from Hohenfels MHS National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society chapters were recently recognized by the NASSP and NHS for a service project that brought clothing to refugees in Germany.

AFNORTH IS holds International Educators' Day

Fri, May 13, 2016 Educators at AFNORTH International School in the Netherlands recently held an International Educators’ Day, bringing together faculty from the four NATO-member component nations to experience an “international education for the mind, body and soul.”

Kaiserslautern Elementary School Receives Green Boot Certification

Mon, May 2, 2016 DoDEA Europe’s Kaiserslautern ES was recognized for completing all requirements to earn the U.S. Army’s Green Boot Certification

Ramstein Middle School takes top honors in 2016 MATHCOUNTS competition

Mon, Apr 4, 2016 2016 DoDEA MATHCOUNTS state competition was held in Wiesbaden on March 31st. Ramstein MS took top honors in the team category.

Aviano MHS Robotics Club Wins CEESA FTC in Prague

Thu, Mar 10, 2016 Aviano Middle/High School’s Robotics Club brought home some new hardware after winning the Central and Eastern European School Association FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition, held at the International School of Prague on February 6th, 2016.

"School matters:" Parent-Teacher conferences keep communications open

Mon, Feb 8, 2016 Parent-teacher conferences in the Kaiserslautern area are scheduled for Feb. 9, and school officials and key leaders strongly encourage parents to attend.

Wiesbaden students find math a little fishy.

Thu, Feb 4, 2016 Teachers and staff at Aukamm Elementary School combined the eating of the slimy little fish with the excitement of graphs and charts at a “Sardine Day” celebration during lunch Tuesday.

At DODDS Jazz seminar teen musicians keep beat of different drum

Fri, Jan 1, 2016 Most teenagers probably don’t have the “Salsa Caribena” in their Spotify playlist or downloaded to their MP3 devices.

At STEMposium, DoDDS students examine cleaning up the oceans

Wed, Dec 9, 2015 Outside the confines of the classroom, more than a hundred students from Defense Department schools are developing solutions for plastic that’s polluting the world’s oceans.

After 50 years in operation, Illesheim Elementary School holds closure ceremony

Tue, Jun 9, 2015 After more than 50 years, Illesheim Elementary School is closing its doors.

Full circle: Rainbow Elementary School brings 29th, final school year to close

Tue, Jun 9, 2015 A crowd of students, their parents, school staff, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach community members and more attended the closure ceremony for Rainbow Elementary School at Barton Barracks Tuesday.

Mortarboards, emotions fly high at 2015 Ansbach HS commencement ceremony

Tue, Jun 9, 2015 Blue caps flew in the air, tears rolled down cheeks, and laughs were shared as Ansbach High School seniors graduated Thursday at the Kur- und Kongress-Center here.

Student artist fundraiser helps wounded warriors

Wed, May 27, 2015 High school artists here spent the past six months creating works. Recently, they sold their art pieces raising funds to donate to disabled veterans.

WW II Veteran Visits for Victory in Europe

Tue, May 26, 2015 James “Dutch” Frye related his WWII experiences to JROTC cadets, students, and staff of Ansbach Middle High School, Ansbach, Germany, on May 18, 2015. Frye was visiting Europe for the 70th anniversary of V-E (Victory in Europe) Day.

Tech Students Design and Race Robots

Tue, May 19, 2015 On Thursday, March 19, 2015 students in the Ansbach Middle High School Robotics Club and Tech Class competed in a robot battle hosted by Steven Nelson, the Technology teacher and Sponsor of the Robotics Club.

Memories of Trees and Family

Fri, May 15, 2015 On Friday, April 24, a field maple was planted at Ansbach Elementary School, Ansbach, Germany, to commemorate Arbor Day.

Ansbach JROTC Races to the Record:

Fri, May 15, 2015 On Saturday, April 25th, 2015, the 9th JROTC Battalion held a 5 km-long race which started at the Ansbach Middle High School track.

Justin Timberlake, CNN’s Carl Azuz honor Military Children Serving Overseas

Wed, May 6, 2015 Grammy award winning artist Justin Timberlake and CNN’s Carl Azuz joined forces with a group of sociology students and staff at a U.S. Department of Defense school in Italy to honor military kids serving overseas.

Quilts of Valor: 9th JROTC cadets honor Soldiers for sacrifices

Thu, Apr 30, 2015 Cadets with Ansbach Middle/High School's 9th Junior ROTC Battalion presented quilts to 15 Soldiers from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade during the March 26 "Quilts of Valor" ceremony at the school.

Kindy 500

Wed, Apr 29, 2015 The four kindergarten classes at Patch Elementary School celebrated their annual Kindy 500 on Friday, Apr. 24.

THE ASYMCA ART & ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT

Tue, Apr 21, 2015 We received many creative, artistic and beautiful entries for this year’s contest, making judging more difficult than ever! Thank you to everyone who submitted an essay or art work.

Ansbach MS Student Teams win eCybermission STEM State-Level Competition

Mon, Apr 20, 2015 On April 20, 2015, U.S. Army Educational Outreach announced that two groups of students from Ansbach Middle High School won first and second place in their eCYBERMISSION STEM Competition.

Student senators learn to play politics at MUSS

Mon, Apr 13, 2015 Department of Defense Education Activity high school students from across Europe gathered in Wiesbaden, Germany, to participate in the annual Model United States Senate program March 16 through 19.

Ansbach Student 2 Student members collect, deliver food to Landstuhl Fisher House

Tue, Mar 31, 2015 Ansbach High School members of Student 2 Student, a student-run organization, traveled to Landstuhl Fisher House in Landstuhl, Germany, March 7 to help wounded Soldiers and their Families.

Alconbury Elementary School Fit STEM Girls Club

Mon, Mar 30, 2015 In celebration of Women’s History Month, students from Alconbury Elementary School’s Fit STEM Girls club attended the RAF Alconbury Women’s History Luncheon on March 30th sponsored by Alconbury/Molesworth Women’s History Month Committee.

2015 DoDDS MATHCOUNTS State Competition

Fri, Mar 27, 2015 The 2015 DoDDS MATHCOUNTS State Competition was held in Wiesbaden on March 26th at the Youth Activities Teen Center.

Students compete in National History Day showcase

Thu, Mar 26, 2015 More than 125 students from local Department of Defense Dependent Schools gathered at Royal Air Force Lakenheath High School, England, March 25, to compete in a National History Day showcase.

Bridge on the River Rhine: Ansbach High School students learn WWII history where it happened

Fri, Mar 20, 2015 Ansbach High School students of the 9th JROTC Battalion went to the German town of Remagen March 7 for the 70th anniversary of the Battle for the Ludendorff Bridge on the Rhine River.

Patch High School celebrates pi with creamy record-setting attempt

Fri, Mar 20, 2015 The mathematical constant pi has long struck fear into the hearts of the numerically challenged. But at Patch High School, pi — 3.14 — has proved to be a messy inspiration for seeking to set a world record.

Student earns rare perfect score on AP test

Tue, Mar 3, 2015 Whether it's the Olympics or a game of bowling, a perfect score is hard to come by, yet Hohenfels Middle/High School student Michael Danna achieved just that on his Advanced Placement German Language and Culture Exam, last year

Wiesbaden girls win back-to-back titles

Thu, Feb 26, 2015 The Lady Warriors were gunning for their third stash of gold — and they got it.

Teachers create for Carnevale

Wed, Feb 18, 2015 Fasching, Carnevale, Mardi Gras - no matter what name or region, the season leading up to Lent is a raucous celebration of parties, costumes and craziness.

Pedaling through paragraphs

Thu, Feb 12, 2015 Fifth graders at Sembach Middle School are combining exercise and academics in a recently-implemented "Read and Ride" pilot program designed to boost physical activity and reading time.

KiKA, Schau in Meine Welt

Mon, Feb 9, 2015 DoDDS Europe student participates in “Schau in Meine Welt” or “Look into my World” a series produced by the German children’s television channel, KiKA.

Dragon's Den Breakfast comes to life at Netzaberg Elementary School

Thu, Jan 29, 2015 Each month families at Netzaberg Elementary School eat breakfast at the school and discuss ways to improve their children's education with school leaders.

Students take on video project promoting System for Health

Tue, Jan 20, 2015 Department of Defense Dependent Schools students from across Europe recently participated in a project that let them express their creativity while also helping promote U.S. Army Medical Command’s System for Health and Performance Triad programs.

DoDEA-Europe students test their chops at Jazz Seminar

Thu, Jan 15, 2015 When the final school bell rang at Ramstein High School on Tuesday afternoon and kids swarmed toward the exits, the eight students exercising their vocal chords in the music room didn’t budge.

USACE engineers participate in DoDDS-Europe STEMposium

Wed, Jan 14, 2015 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District welcomed 36 students, representing 23 military high schools, for a day of design, engineering and construction activities in light of the Europe STEMposium.

Ansbach High School, participates in the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge

Thu, Jan 8, 2015 Thirty-eight cadets from the Ansbach Middle/High School's 9th ROTC Battalion recently participated in the commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne, Belgium.

United States Senate Youth Program Delegates Named

Wed, Jan 7, 2015 Thomas Harwood, a senior at Patch High School, was one of two DoDEA students named as delegates to the 52nd annual United States Senate Youth Program.

Dr. Nancy Bresell retires after 37 years of service to DoDEA

Fri, Jan 2, 2015 For the last 37 years, Dr. Nancy Bresell has traveled around the globe supporting students, staffs and administrators alike.

Pond security picks up another contract as GAO dismisses protest

Thu, Dec 18, 2014 An Army contract for security at its bases in Germany is moving ahead after the U.S. Government Accountability Office dismissed a protest against the award.

‘STEMposium’: Science, tech conference challenges future engineers with Ebola crisis

Wed, Dec 17, 2014 More than one hundred of the world’s future engineers converged in Wiesbaden to tackle one of the year’s biggest crises: the Ebola virus epidemic.

HMHS hosts graduation ceremony for one

Tue, Dec 16, 2014 With caps and gowns, honored guests, jubilant spectators and even a commencement speaker, it seemed like an ordinary graduation ceremony, but there was one small difference. There was only one graduate.

You CAN Go Home Again

Tue, Dec 16, 2014 “You can’t go home again.” In his book with the same title, author Thomas Wolfe penned this phrase to describe the disoriented feeling that people often get when they try to return home after many years and find things are not the same.

Weihnachten im Schuhkarton, 5th Grade Service Project

Thu, Dec 11, 2014 5th grade students at Patch Elementary School listened to the story of a 5th grade student in Dallas, Texas who convinced her classmates to help her make meals to take to homeless shelters around Dallas.

Rota Elementary School's Red Ribbon Week

Fri, Nov 7, 2014 Red Ribbon Week got off to a great start with the students at Rota Elementary wearing the color red and also wearing caps/hats in support of “Putting a cap on drugs.”

Rainbow Elementary students show true colors by pledging during Red Ribbon Week

Thu, Oct 30, 2014 Students from U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's closed out Red Ribbon Week at Rainbow Elementary School today. The students assembled in the gymnasium to wrap up the activities of the week and recite the drug-free pledge.

Buddy Bench Becomes Permanent Part of RIS Playground

Mon, Oct 27, 2014 Last school year, Ramstein Intermediate School student, Robert Haas, was inspired by a Scholastic News article entitled, “Buddy Bench.”

DoDEA Europe Language Institute

Fri, Oct 24, 2014 Fifty-Six Department of Defense Dependent Schools- Europe, students came together in Wiesbaden, Germany, for exposure to world languages from Oct. 20-23.

GES celebrates National PTA recognition

Tue, Oct 14, 2014 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.

Space, the final frontier: RAF Alconbury hosts video conference with NASA astronaut

Fri, Sep 26, 2014 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.

Ansbach teacher returns from Afghanistan deployment

Tue, Aug 26, 2014 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.

2014 DoDDS-E Athlete of the Year

Thu, Jun 26, 2014 DoDDS-E is proud to announce the 2014 Athletes of the Year.

One of 17 rockets to robotics space camp

Tue, Jun 24, 2014 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.

Students learn about STEAM

Tue, Jun 17, 2014 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.

Kaiserslautern Elementary School educator named DoDEA Teacher of the Year

Fri, May 30, 2014 Sarah Loomis, an educational technologist at Kaiserslautern Elementary School, was announced as DoDEA’s Teacher of the Year.

DoDEA-Europe program showcases student art and literature

Wed, May 21, 2014 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.

Job Shadow Day

Fri, May 16, 2014 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.

1 to 1 Laptop Program

Thu, May 15, 2014 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.

'The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf': Alconbury Elementary students hold mock trial

Wed, May 7, 2014 The courtroom fell silent as the prosecutor confidently stood and faced the jury, adjusting his glasses and bow tie before he spoke.

Ansbach Middle High School Student Awarded Pre-College Program Scholarship

Thu, Apr 24, 2014 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.

Honors Music Festival draws nearly 160 DODDS-Europe students

Fri, Apr 18, 2014 Keyton Daniels is a member of a band that plays “metal-type” stuff.

The science of eggs, pasta and Legos on display at Schweinfurt's STEAM night

Wed, Apr 2, 2014 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.

German, PHS students meet thanks to USO outreach initiative

Thu, Mar 20, 2014 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.

Patch HS Music Students Meet Daughtry

Tue, Mar 18, 2014 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.

Overseas School Health Nurses Association (OSHNA) School Nurse of the Year

Fri, Mar 14, 2014 OSHNA is proud to announce that Jody Richmond has been selected as its 2014 School Nurse of the Year.

National Junior Society Members and 'Read Across America' Day

Thu, Mar 13, 2014 Kaiserslautern Middle School’s NJHS members read for Kaiserslautern Elementary students on Mar. 3, in celebration of Read Across America.

Alconbury Band and Choral Ensemble Travels To Disney Paris

Mon, Mar 10, 2014 Capping a full year of preparation, the Alconbury Middle/High School Band and Choral Ensemble traveled to Disney Paris on Mar. 7-10.

DoDDS Extends Deadline for Excess Placement, VSIP/VERA Programs

Wed, Mar 5, 2014 DoDDS has extended the application deadlines for both the Excess Placement Program and VSIP/VERA to 5pm (EST) this Thursday, March 6.

Teens share deployment wisdom

Mon, Feb 24, 2014 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.

6th-grader wins elementary school spelling bee in Round 9

Sat, Jan 18, 2014 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.

DoDEA-Europ using Legos, zombie apocalypse to try to reach students

Thu, Nov 21, 2013 DODEA-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.

Being a military kid is 'really hard,' but it's also full of opportunity

Wed, Nov 13, 2013 On Veterans Day, Americans honor the services of men and women, but military life also affects their families.

21st Century Teaching and Learning Opportunity

Wed, Nov 6, 2013 Students express the capability of Video Tele-Conference or VTC during Mr. Talley, Acting Director DoDEA

Officials eye 2014 opening of U.S. schools in Belgium

Wed, Aug 21, 2013 Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe is inching closer to unveiling brand new elementary, middle and high schools here.

“Quarters-up”

Wed, Nov 21, 2012 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”.

DODEA Europe students urged to make healthy choices

Tue, Aug 28, 2012 Students returning to DODEA-Europe schools this week had a lot to digest: new teachers, new classrooms and new emphasis on healthier meal and lifestyle choices.

High-powered coaching drives DODDS' volleyball camp

Wed, Aug 15, 2012 To USA Volleyball’s director of sport, John Kessel, drills are a means to an end — performance in the game.

International players descend on DODDS-Europe football camp

Mon, Aug 13, 2012 The annual DODDS-Europe Football Camp opened here Sunday with the most decidedly international flavor in its 25-year history.