The DoDEA-Europe Student Academic Activities program offers a wide variety of events that enhance and expand student learning, supporting the curriculum standards, developing 21st Century Learning Skills, and preparing students for college and careers. Each event is carefully planned to appeal to a diverse group of learners and strives to parallel experiences and opportunities offered by CONUS schools for our militaryconnected students living abroad. These events are often springboards for meaningful careers and life-long highlights of high school life.
Involvement in Student Activities offers many advantages for students. This program promotes student achievement, citizenship, and service to the community while developing self-esteem, self-confidence, and social cooperation. The DoDEA Europe Student Activities program supports student achievement by helping to establish a safe, positive climate of cooperation and competition. These motivational co-curricular events promote experiential learning, healthy decision-making, and life skills development while developing responsible student leaders and global citizens. The events also promote respect for diversity and worldwide cultures. Student Activities provide an opportunity to develop an appreciation and understanding of the Host Nation while participating in many typical "American" activities.
Quality extracurricular programs offer students opportunities to explore, engage, and elevate their interests and reflect on future career options. When students participate in activities, they are engaged in the basic concepts and principles of leadership and initiate a process of leadership skill development. Involvement in co-curricular activities provides students with opportunities to expand self-confidence, refine their skills, and develop social cooperation. Through introspection, reflection, and guided evaluation students can realize their leadership style, sense of commitment, and continuous growth on many levels.
Throughout this guide, you will learn about each event supported through DoDEA Europe Student Activities. Everyone involved in our activities hopes you can find an event that suits your unique abilities and skills. If you need any further information, visit our webpage or reach out. DoDEA Europe Student Activities is for YOU!
Rob Smith, DoDEA Europe Student Activities Coordinator