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Scholarship Recipient!

Thu, Jan 25, 2018 Senior student earns summer scholarship for private pilot license training

AFJROTC cadets to receive the scholarship from Headquarters

Mon, Jan 22, 2018 Jordan Soles, a senior Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) cadet at Spangdahlem High School has received a scholarship to attend one of six partnering universities participating in a pilot training program over the summer of 2018.

Stuttgart HS students honor Holocaust victims through Stolpersteine Project

Fri, Jan 5, 2018 The Host Country Community Service Club (HCCSC) of Stuttgart High School traveled to downtown Stuttgart in order to clean the Stolpersteines located around the area.

How Netzaberg Elementary shares holiday spirit

Thu, Dec 21, 2017 As part of Netzaberg Elementary School’s Kindness Challenge, NES students participated in spreading kindness and holiday cheer in several ways this season.

Alconbury hosts first marksmanship meet

Tue, Dec 12, 2017 For the first time ever, teams from the Western Conference competed at RAF Alconbury.

Beaming lanterns, smiles at NES during annual lantern walk

Fri, Nov 17, 2017 GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Dozens of kindergarten and first grade students, along with their parents and school staff, participated in the 2nd Annual St. Martin’s Day Lantern Walk Nov. 2, 2017 at Netzaberg Elementary School.

Hohenfels All-Stars

Sun, Nov 12, 2017 Volleyball All-Star Line ups.

SHAPE - 50 Years in Belgium

Tue, Sep 26, 2017 This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe being hosted in Mons, Belgium. Students from the SHAPE schools celebrated with a parade.

Naples Middle School Newsletter

Fri, Sep 1, 2017 The school news as published on Sept. 1, 2017.


Fri, Aug 25, 2017 Get ready for some Football!!!

Stuttgart HS shows appreciation through Single Soldier Project

Wed, May 24, 2017 A life lived overseas, away from family and those who care about you, can leave one feeling alone. For two years, Shana Blankenship has coordinated a massive effort to provide our single soldiers with a little love, attention, and appreciation.

Zeitgeist "Going Forward" 2017 Cover Revealed

Wed, May 24, 2017 The hugely anticipated, top-secret, high-tech, 2017 Zeitgeist Cover was unveiled in a special ceremony at Stuttgart High Media Center. The thermochromatic panther cover, created by senior Sean Loeben, contains over 30 Photoshop layers.

Dickenson places second at national competition

Wed, May 24, 2017 Stuttgart High School (Germany) was proud to see two students advance to nationals: Rachael Dickenson (SHS ’18) and Jimmy Lynch (SHS ’17) were both selected to attend the JSHS National Competition.

The Grizzly Art Show

Mon, May 22, 2017 Enjoy looking at drawings, paintings, printmaking, and ceramics.

2017 Oral Reading Festival

Mon, May 15, 2017 Wow! What an exciting day! The Fifth Grade Oral Reading Festival was held on May 15.

Alconbury ES Third Grade Nature Reserve Simulation

Thu, May 11, 2017 On Tuesday, May 2nd, both third grade classes took part in a Nature Reserve simulation, and performed for other grade levels and parents.

Ramstein MS Teacher Honored

Wed, May 10, 2017 Three Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) - Europe teachers have been recognized by the VFW Department of Europe

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.

Installation Advisory Committee Meeting

Wed, May 3, 2017 Sigonella Schools Event

GES Employment Opportunities

Tue, May 2, 2017 Please check out these employment opportunities at GES!

Stuttgart High performs "Charlotte’s Web"

Mon, May 1, 2017 Stuttgart’s traditional annual spring play fell on the 21st and 22nd of April this year. Based on E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web, this year’s performance was executed brilliantly by cast and crew alike.

Conserve Today, Secure Tomorrow

Thu, Apr 27, 2017 Kaiserslautern Military Community students and teachers participated in Earth Day by planting more than 1,500 trees

Alconbury Elementary School Community Celebrates Month of the Military Child with “Camp KUDOs

Thu, Apr 20, 2017 Alconbury Elementary School Community Celebrates Month of the Military Child with “Camp KUDOs (Kids Understanding Deployment Operations)

Middle School Students Extend Learning through MATHCOUNTS

Fri, Apr 14, 2017 Ramstein Middle School is at it again, qualifying three students for the national MATHCOUNTS competition

AFN Bavaria DJs Read to Students at Netzaberg Elementary School

Mon, Apr 10, 2017 NETZABERG, Germany - The AFN Bavaria DJs took to Netzaberg Elementary School to read to kids ages preschool through 5th Grade. DJs Chappie, Livvy Liv, Tank, Lingo, and Bob Sauce each went to a few different classes.

Principal of the Year!

Thu, Mar 30, 2017 Students, staff, parents and community members around Vogelweh have know since his arrival that Mr. Joe Lovett is an amazing principal, but now everyone knows.

5th grade Colonial Skills

Fri, Mar 24, 2017 Recently, 21st century students at VES learned some good colonial skills.

Stuttgart High School's JROTC Ball celebrates success

Thu, Mar 23, 2017 The Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is a program offered to high schools that allows students to develop character, achievement, leadership skills, and experience diversity among their peers.

EU West Teacher of the Year Selected

Tue, Mar 21, 2017 Lakenheath ES teacher Shawna James has been selected as the EU West Teacher of the Year.

Stuttgart students attend surgeries at local hospital

Tue, Mar 7, 2017 Stuttgart High School offers many wonderful opportunities to its students; recently, students from Mrs. Stephanie Payne’s AP Biology and Anatomy and Physiology classes were given the rare opportunity to observe an advanced surgical team in action.

Stuttgart HS students engage in forensic science

Tue, Mar 7, 2017 CSI. NCIS. Bones. Many people are familiar with these television shows but do not understand the science used by the crime fighting main characters. A group of students had the opportunity to learn about forensic science and how it is used judicially.

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.

Netzaberg Elementary School Celebrates Fasching

Thu, Mar 2, 2017 NETZABERG, Germany - Students at Netzaberg Elementary School participated a traditional German Fasching Parade celebrating various aspects of German culture with the theme, "We Are German."

Susette Soria has been selected as its 2017 School Nurse of the Year

Tue, Feb 28, 2017 Susette Soria from AFNORTH has been selected DoDEA Nurse of the Year.

Bitburg High School's Professional Learning Communities See Student Growth!

Tue, Feb 28, 2017 Bitburg High School's Professional Learning Communities See Student Growth!

Stuttgart High School students attend Model United Nations conference in Prague

Fri, Feb 24, 2017 Stuttgart High School Model United Nations team traveled to Prague for the annual MUN conference. The trip consisted of making new friends, touring the beautiful Old Town and city of Prague, and fierce negotiations between delegates.

2017 Middle School Stemposium

Thu, Feb 23, 2017 SHAPE American Middle School hosted this year's Middle School

Math Counts 2017

Thu, Feb 16, 2017 Math counts results for Europe West

Deadlines for Family Scholarships

Wed, Feb 15, 2017 The time for applying for military family scholarships is now!

Some special times

Tue, Feb 14, 2017 Some of the fun activities with Mr. Ellis and Ms. Cayce's classes.

DoDEA Basketball Schedule

Mon, Feb 13, 2017 Basketball schedule

Baumholder, Germany, website

Mon, Feb 13, 2017 Local information about the city of Baumholder.

Stuttgart HS students visit the CERN Hadron Collider

Thu, Feb 9, 2017 The Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN, or European Organization for Nuclear Research) opened its doors for Stuttgart High School advanced placement physics II and chemistry students to see the Hadron Collider, Jan. 25.

VES Spelling Bee

Wed, Feb 8, 2017 VES holds its annual spelling bee for 3rd - 5th grade students.

Sembach MS CPR Training

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

A NEW Number for Vogelweh

Mon, Jan 30, 2017 Vogelweh Elementary has a brand new number so if you need to call the school please call 0611-143-545-1475 or DSN 545-1475, effective February 1, 2017.

DoDEA European Principals Conference in Stuttgart

Fri, Jan 27, 2017 October 31st through November 4th, Stuttgart High School was home to over 90 principals from several regions in Europe including Germany, Italy, England, Spain, Belgium, and The Netherlands.

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.

Yearbook sales

Tue, Jan 24, 2017 Vogelweh's amazing PTSA has yearbook on preorder. Now is the time to order your yearbook.

Students Launch Balloons with New Year's Hopes and Wishes

Wed, Jan 4, 2017 NETZABERG, Germany - Students at Netzaberg Elementary School celebrate the new year with an environmentally-safe balloon launch.

Sembach ES Students Participate in "Hour of Code"

Thu, Dec 15, 2016 Sembach Elementary School second- and third-grade students completed “Hour of Code” during Computer Science Education Week Dec. 5 through 11 at SES.

VES helping others in the world

Thu, Dec 15, 2016 The 3-5th grader students in the Vogelweh Gifted Education Program took on a community project that helped many children.

Olympic winners!

Fri, Dec 9, 2016 Students from Vogelweh Elementary School recently participated in this years Special Olympics.

SHS Holifield to play Golf for Southeastern Oklahoma State

Wed, Dec 7, 2016 Jordan Holifield, a four-time DoDEA European Golf Champion will take his high school passion for golf to the college level. On November 10th at Stuttgart High School. Holifield was supported by SHS golf coach John Bowman,

PCSing/Accelerated Withdrawal

Wed, Dec 7, 2016 PCSing/Accelerated Withdrawal? Please contact the Registrar for more information.

Resiliency Day with Patch Middle School

Tue, Dec 6, 2016 Stuttgart High School students joined with Patch Middle School for a day of combined learning and bonding between the high schoolers and the eighth graders. The goal of this “Resiliency Day” is to teach and show the soon-to-be high schoolers

Stuttgart HS students remember Nikolaus

Thu, Dec 1, 2016 The Host Country Community Service Club at Stuttgart High School provides opportunities for students to volunteer, help out, and make a difference in the Stuttgart community.

Stuttgart High School physics students host annual pumpkin drop

Wed, Nov 23, 2016 Golden brown leaves flutter through the wind; a cool breeze carries a palpable air of anticipation through the crowd of huddled teachers, students, and parents. All eyes focused on a minuscule speck, high up in the air dangling precariously

Stuttgart Principal, Mr. Robinson, to retire in late November

Thu, Nov 17, 2016 Mr. Danny Robinson, principal for Stuttgart High School (and the former Patch High School) for five years, has announced his plans to retire at the end of November. To the collective dismay of students and staff alike,

2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools are Honored

Tue, Nov 15, 2016 Ramstein MS was among the 329 schools nationwide to receive the prestigious Blue Ribbon School recognition.

Sembach Elementary School Dances, Cooks at PTO Meeting

Thu, Nov 3, 2016 Sembach ES students perform dances and families compete in PTO Chili Cook-Off.

Students participate in "Booktasting"

Wed, Nov 2, 2016 NETZABERG, Germany Students in Mrs. Hall's class participated in a "Booktasting" on Monday. The students previewed various genres of books selected from the classroom and school library, to sample.

Stuttgart College Fair a Success

Wed, Nov 2, 2016 The annual Stuttgart High School College Fair happened on Friday, September 30th. The grand event featured colleges from all over the world! SHS students attended the event, excited to learn more about the numerous college opportunities offered!

Netzaberg Elementary School accepts Great Kindness Challenge

Wed, Oct 19, 2016 NETZABERG, Germany — Netzaberg Elementary School is participating in the Great Kindness Challenge, or GKC, Nov. 14-18.

PTSA does it again

Tue, Oct 18, 2016 The VES PTSA continues to present opportunities for Faculty, Students, and Parents.

Call for Nominations

Thu, Oct 13, 2016 Each year districts across DoDEA ask for nominations for the Teacher of the Year. This year's suspense date is October 28th. So if you have someone you would like to nominate, complete the form and get it back to the school principal by the due date.

Netzaberg Students Talk About World Animal Day

Tue, Oct 4, 2016 Netzaberg Elementary School students talked with AFN Bavaria's C-Dub during World Animal Day.

Netzaberg Students Talk About World Animal Day

Tue, Oct 4, 2016 Netzaberg Elementary School students talked with AFN Bavaria's C-Dub during World Animal Day.

La Delfina Naples ES

Tue, Oct 4, 2016 The Naples Elementary school weekly newsletter "The LaDelfina" is sent via email. The newsletter is intended for parents of current students. If you would like your email added to your child's record, please contact the office at 011-39-081-811-7600.

Ramstein Middle School Named One of Nation’s Top Schools

Thu, Sep 29, 2016 U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced today that the Department of Defense Education Activity – Europe’s Ramstein Middle School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School.

The Eagle has landed

Mon, Aug 29, 2016 Students returned to Vogelweh Elementary School for the start of the 2016-2017 school year.

Welcome Back Graf Grizzlies!

Wed, Aug 10, 2016 Information for "Sneak Peak" Event on 26 August 2016

Early Dates to Remember

Wed, Aug 10, 2016 Information on back to school events.

Kindergarten Start Dates

Wed, Aug 10, 2016 Kindergarten-specific information

DoD Investing in Baumholder

Thu, Aug 4, 2016 The United States is investing 106 million dollars in renovating the infrastructure of Smith Barracks, Baumholder.

Welcome Back

Wed, Jun 15, 2016 Welcome to the School Year 2016-2017

Caletha Ellis Named DoDEA History Teacher of the Year

Wed, Jun 15, 2016 Ellis was recently recognized by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History as one of the top history teachers in the Nation.

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.

GES Spirit Week

Thu, Jun 9, 2016 Information for week of 13 June

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.

Art students, Stuttgart community members spruce up MP barracks

Mon, Jun 6, 2016 Stuttgart High School art students honored single and unaccompanied soldiers by adopting the Military Police Dormitory to show gratitude for service, May 16.


Fri, Jun 3, 2016 Read our current newsletter, Rota Reminders, to stay informed of the latest happenings on campus.

Community helps Netzaberg Elementary School celebrate Earth Day

Thu, Jun 2, 2016 NETZABERG, Germany - On May 13 Netzaberg Elementary School students learned all about making our Earth a better place while celebrating being green with their Earth Day Extravaganza.

Alice? The Mad Hatter? The White Rabbit? Or 5th grade readers?

Wed, Jun 1, 2016 Students involved in a lunchtime book club celebrated the end of their year (and book) with a tea party.

Stuttgart HS Drama Team produces successful dinner theater

Fri, May 20, 2016 Traditional drama has steered away from the attention of modern media because of new twenty-first century’s video technology and highly digitized equipment to achieve those perfect scenes; we miss out on human ingenuity and interaction.

2016 MathCounts DoDEA Finalists

Tue, May 17, 2016 2 Ramstein MS students and their teacher attended 2016 MathCounts Competition in Washington, DC.

VES PTSA Carnival

Tue, May 17, 2016 The VES PTSA will be holding their annual carnival on June 3rd from 1700-1900, and needs your help for the silent auction. Grade levels will have a theme for the grade level baskets. Please see the attached flyers and help out if you can.

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.”

GES Spring Family Fun Run

Thu, May 12, 2016 Saturday, June 4th at Tower Barracks Fitness Center

The GES Annual Variety Show

Mon, May 9, 2016 Information about this year's Variety Show.

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

Netzaberg students weigh job options at career day

Fri, Apr 29, 2016 NETZABERG, Germany — Teachers and students at the elementary school here hosted a career day, which drew in a number of professionals from across the garrison.

Healthy Community Initiative

Tue, Apr 19, 2016 At Ramstein Middle School, the MFLCs have started a Healthy Community Initiative. This was in response to a teacher’s request after a bullying incident in her classroom; the POC approved the initiative.

Bingo for the Brave

Mon, Apr 18, 2016 Bingo for the Brave Friday, 22 April at 5:30

High school students jump start careers with Career Practicum

Mon, Apr 18, 2016 Stuttgart High School’s Career Practicum program holds positions for about 35-45 students per year, depending on the size of the junior and senior classes to give high school students the opportunity to discover

Back from the brink

Sun, Apr 10, 2016 Once designated for closure, the Baumholder military community is growing.

DoDEA-Europe EMS Robotics Challenge

Tue, Apr 5, 2016 Ansbach ES wins 1st place overall in the District-level DoDEA-Europe EMS Robotics Challenge!

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.

Ramstein Middle School Takes Top Honors in Department of Defense MATHCOUNTS State Competition

Thu, Mar 31, 2016 First place team: Ramstein Middle School (Lily Butler, Keenan Francisco, Alexander Ivan and Dylan Keeble: Coach: Mark Krevalis)

Future Lego League Team

Tue, Mar 29, 2016 4th and 5th grade students program robots to complete different courses.

Purple Up!

Fri, Mar 25, 2016 Wear purple on Wednesday, April 20 to show support for our military children.

GES April Events

Fri, Mar 25, 2016 Please take a look at some GES activities occurring in early April 2016.

GES Family Math Night

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Wed, Mar 23, 2016 On March 23rd Vogelweh Elementary School held its second annual family STEAM Night.

SY 16-17 School Registration

Tue, Mar 22, 2016 School Re-Registration is Mandatory! Please contact NMS Registrar at 472-9229 or come into the main office.

STEAM Night AFN Radio interview

Mon, Mar 21, 2016 AFN radio host, SrA Zac Boyer was kind enough to spend a little time with VES teacher DiAnna Martinez and one of the 5th grade students. The topic: VES Family STEAM Night 2016.

March Madness: Reading season at Netzaberg Elementary School

Thu, Mar 17, 2016 NETZABERG, Germany — When I was 8 years old, my elementary school hosted a spring read-a-thon, something schools do to promote reading and recognize Dr. Seuss, whose birthday falls in March.

Technology in Action

Tue, Mar 15, 2016 A video montage highlighting the use of technology and computers across the curriculum in the classrooms at Kaiserslautern Middle School. Google Apps for Education is highly used and integrated in and out of the classroom environment.

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.

USAFE Touch n Go Band

Mon, Mar 7, 2016 The USAFE Touch n Go Band preformed two concerts at Ramstein Intermediate School.

Sembach Students Experience Virtual Reality

Tue, Feb 23, 2016 Students used Google Cardboard to experience virtual reality for the first time at school.

Look Both Ways

Mon, Feb 22, 2016 The Weiden Polizei Department visited with Netzaberg Elementary School students to teach them the importance of looking both ways before crossing the street.

Read Across America

Fri, Feb 19, 2016 Join in the Read Across America Activities

Netzaberg Elementary celebrates a melting pot Fasching

Thu, Feb 11, 2016 GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Netzaberg Elementary School celebrated Fasching Friday with a parade that highlighted countries around the globe.

"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.

Garmisch EMS Hosts National Geographic Bee

Tue, Feb 2, 2016 Students in the upper elementary and middle school competed in the National Geographic Bee last week.

Garmisch EMS Annual Spelling Bee

Tue, Feb 2, 2016 Students in grades 3-8 recently competed in the Spelling Bee.

National Kazoo Day at Sembach ES

Thu, Jan 28, 2016 Students at Sembach ES celebrated National Kazoo Day with a school-wide concert and parade.

Green Boot Program

Tue, Jan 19, 2016 Recycling Program

Butter Dancing

Fri, Jan 15, 2016 What are two things that most people like? Dancing and food, so Mrs. Ryde's 3rd grade class combined the two in order to reinforce STEAM principles.

Yearbook for 2015-2016

Mon, Jan 11, 2016 PTSA is asking for your help with this years yearbook.

GES Fasching Parade

Mon, Jan 11, 2016 Information for the upcoming GES Fasching Parade

Netzaberg students, Bavaria’s only competitors in Germany’s Special Olympics

Fri, Jan 8, 2016 wo students from Netzaberg Elementary School participated in Germany’s Special Olympics Dec. 4 in Kaiserslautern. Students William (Billy) Clark and Nina Ray both won first place and the gold medal for their age group (11-12 years old)

2016 Mediterranean District Teacher of the Year

Mon, Jan 4, 2016 Christopher Kaldahl, physics and chemistry teacher at Rota MHS, was named the 2016 Mediterranean District Teacher of the Year.

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.

Music Performances

Wed, Dec 16, 2015 Winter Holiday Music Program

Strawberry DNA extraction

Wed, Dec 9, 2015 Real science in action: extracting DNA from strawberries, in the classroom.

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.

Veteran's Day Family Night

Fri, Nov 13, 2015 Col. Wells reads to KES students.

Starry, Starry Night

Mon, Nov 9, 2015 SHAPE Elementary School joined the White House and schools from all over the world in celebrating science and astronomy on the night of Monday, October 19, 2015.

USO Food Drive

Fri, Nov 6, 2015

In honor of Native American Heritage Month

Tue, Nov 3, 2015 In honor of Native American Heritage Month and the DoDEA standards for 5th grade social studies, the members of Mrs. Cooley and Ms. Wedlaw's classes learned the history of Navajo Fry Bread and then made some in class.

Families Learn More From STEAM Night at Netzaberg Elementary

Fri, Oct 30, 2015 Imagine packing science, technology, engineering, art and math all in a single 2-hour event. Well, that’s just what Netzaberg Elementary School did Oct. 2 during STEAM night with 100 families and teachers.

Anti-Bullying Success at Kaiserslautern MS

Fri, Oct 30, 2015 Goal 2 at Kaiserslautern MS states that KMS will diminish bullying or the perception of bullying. In support of DoDEA's Bullying Awareness and Prevention Program and KMS' Goal 2, a video highlighting the school's success has been created.

VES Tulip Test Garden

Thu, Oct 29, 2015 Students at Vogelweh Elementary School participated in the Journey North Tulip Test Garden again this year, planting hundreds of tulip bulbs. Students will continue with the project conducting various science activities.

The Symbolic Migration

Fri, Oct 9, 2015 Sixteen classes at VES are participating in the 20th annual Symbolic Migration of Monarch Butterflies to Mexico. The classes created their symbolic butterflies to be mailed to Mexico and will learn more about them in anticipation of the return migration

4ID Baumholder

Wed, Sep 16, 2015

Return to the Redtop

Mon, Aug 31, 2015 The 2015-2016 school year is off to a wonderful start.

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.


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.

Chris "Lights Out" Lytle the former UFC/MMA Fighter came to Ramstein Intermediate School

Fri, Apr 17, 2015 Mr. Lytle shared his story growing up and why he decided to write a children's book called "Lights Out on Bullying".

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.

Kids Gear Up For Mock Deployment

Fri, Mar 27, 2015 Students from Ramstein Intermediate School got a chance to see what it's like to get ready for a deployment.

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.

USAFE Jazz Ambassadors

Wed, Mar 18, 2015 The USAFE Jazz Ambassadors preformed two concerts at Ramstein Intermediate School.

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

Girls Basketball Athlete of the Year

Mon, Mar 2, 2015 All season, Baumholder sophomore Eliyah Tillman worked to push her considerable talents into new territory. But with her team’s season on the line, Tillman returned to her comfort zone.

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.

Ramstein Intermediate learn about Nikolaus Nacht

Fri, Dec 5, 2014 Host Nation teaches Ramstein Intermediate students about local custom of German children impatiently waiting for St. Nikolaus to come.

Ramstein Intermediate students learn about Sankt Martins

Mon, Nov 10, 2014 RIS Host Nation teacher prepares students to participate in local Sankt Martin s Day parades.

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.”

Ramstein Intermediate unveils Veterans Day Wall of Honor

Fri, Nov 7, 2014 Students at Ramstein Intermediate unveiled the Veterans Day Wall of Honor during a special presentation.

Ramstein Intermediate School Unity Day

Fri, Oct 31, 2014 Students at Ramstein Intermediate School take a stand against bullying.

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.

Students learn coding through educational video game

Thu, Oct 23, 2014 Students from Kaiserslautern Middle School, Vogelweh Elementary School and Landstuhl Elementary/Middle School had the opportunity to learn computer coding through MinecraftEdu Oct. 16 and 17.

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.

SHAPE 7th Graders Get a History Lesson

Thu, Oct 2, 2014 Language arts students at SHAPE MS meet historian.

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.

SHAPE community schools to experience a transformative new school year

Fri, Aug 15, 2014 The day the SHAPE community has been waiting for since 2012 will soon be upon them.

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.

Avid Students Win VFW Award

Mon, May 12, 2014 representatives from the VFW Europe Post 605 in Paris traveled to SHAPE to recognize 12 students who participated in the Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen competitions.

'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.

Aviano Elementary’s STEMposium

Thu, Apr 24, 2014 The Aviano Elementary Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Committee continued its STEM projects this year

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.

Marksmanship's a sport on the upswing

Fri, Apr 18, 2014 The 2013-14 DODDS-Europe marksmanship champion, set to be determined Saturday at Wiesbaden, will likely emerge from the familiar group of longstanding contenders Ansbach, Hohenfels, Patch and Vilseck.

DoDEA-Europe teachers find success with 'flipped classroom' approach

Mon, Apr 14, 2014 It’s not a typical math class.

DoDEA ends summer enrichment program amid declining participation

Mon, Apr 14, 2014 The Department of Defense Education Activity is closing the book on a part-day math and language arts summer enrichment program that’s been offered at some of its schools since 2004.

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.

Mediterranean District Office, 2015 Teacher of the Year

Sat, Mar 15, 2014 A summary of accomplishments by Mediterranean District Office, teacher of the year 2015, teacher at Aviano Elementary School, Aviano, Italy.

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

Lakenheath Middle School Blue Ribbon School

Wed, Sep 25, 2013 U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that Lakenheath Middle School has been chosen as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School.

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.

Livorno Students win Art Contest

Thu, Jun 6, 2013 Livorno Elementary Middle School is proud to announce 1st Grade Winners of the CFC-0 Art Contest

Beginning of Feria in Spain

Tue, May 28, 2013 David G. Farragut Elementary celebrated the beginning of Feria in Spain by holding a special assembly.

Kaiserslautern, Germany - An Artful Event

Tue, May 21, 2013 An art exhibition in Kaiserslautern helped forge stronger bonds between partner nations.

State MATHCOUNTS High Scorers

Fri, May 10, 2013 Congratulations to the highest scoring individuals in the State MATHCOUNTS competition.

2013 U.S. Presidential Scholar

Thu, May 9, 2013 Bryce Kaw-uh from Incirlik Unit School has been selected as one of 141 U.S. Presidential Scholars for 2013. He is the only DoDEA student to win this special distinction for this year.

Military Student of the Year Award

Mon, Apr 8, 2013 Military Student of the Year awarded by Med District Supt. Kent Worford


Mon, Apr 8, 2013 Mathletes from the DoDDS Med District competed in this year's Math Counts competition.


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.