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Government Shutdown is Over
Since a budget extension has been passed by Congress and signed by the President, the furlough has ended and all DoDEA employees should report to work on their regular schedules.

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As the Year Goes...

Dear Parents:  We are drawing near to the close of the fall season.  The shorter days are marked with dark skies earlier each week and the crisp air is starting to be downright "COLD".  This year we focus on being a community of schools here in our complex.  Working together and drawing on our strengths as we support and unite our students K-12.  Our belief is that we are "Large Enough to Meet your Needs and Small Enough to Care!"  I believe this message is very true not just for our three schools combine but for KES personally as we strive to CARE. 

We spare no efforts to make the educational experience of our students meaningful and relevant to the needs of the times & to equip our children to face the challenges of the future for leading the society from the front, while ensuring that at the same time they are enjoying their experience of learning.

From academics to a variety of after school activities, perseverance and a growth mindset are entrenched in the heart of every student not only making them good students but caring human beings. In today’s dynamic world, a 360 degree development and grooming is of critical importance and through our school we are creating an environment for future leaders, entrepreneurs and professional who possess skills and aptitudes in an array of college and career ready disciplines.

In each of our classrooms I see our school mission lived out each and every day.  KES CARES by providing Challenging Academics and Nurtures Respectful and Engaged Students.  I encourage you to join us this winter by attending one of our school events, stopping by for lunch, volunteering in the classroom or just stopping by and talking with us. 

Please make sure you stay connected with us via my weekly Mustang Minutes and our School App. You can find all this information at this website:

Thank you for the privilege and honor to serve and support your child while you serve.

Mrs. Miller-Smith, Principal

DoDEA Mission Statement:

Educate, Engage and Empower each Student to Succeed in a Dynamic World.

Priority 1:

Strengthening DoDEA's standards-based educational system by transitioning to: college and career ready standards that are infused with rigor and relevancy; and a common standards-aligned curriculum, instructional framework and assessment system.

Kaiserslautern Elementary Mission Statement:

KES CARES Challenging Academics… Respectful Engaged Students

Continuous School Improvement

Goal 1:
Over the next three years, all students will improve reading proficiency as measure by annual DCAS.
Goal 2:
Over the next three years, KES will implement effective professional learning collaboration teams that improve professional practice as evidenced by team minutes and the Europe East Collaboration Rubric.
Objective 1:
Demonstrate a proficiency in reading measured by DoDEA Comprehensive Assessment (DCAS) Reading Scores: BAS and SRI.
Objective 2:
Demonstrate a behavior of professional collaboration by 6/15/2018 as measured by the Europe East Collaboration Rubric and team minutes.
Interactive Read-Alouds/Guided Reading Groups
All teachers will conduct interactive read-alouds with students as a means to build fluent reading and comprehension skills. Students will participate in three or more interactive read-alouds each week, which enhance fluency and comprehension by modeling and supporting the use of proven strategies for activating background knowledge, developing vocabulary, integrating dimensions of fluency, asking questions, making inferences, and synthesizing and summarizing information.
1. Weekly professional collaboration sessions.
Educators will participate in weekly professional collaboration sessions that focus on the following 4 essential questions: What knowledge and skills should every student master as a result of this unit of study? How will we know when each student has mastered the essential knowledge and skills? How will we respond when some students do not learn? How will we extend, enrich, and personalize learning for students who are already proficient?

2. Build a collaborative culture.
Teams will build collaborative cultures that are sustainable, supportive, and result in professional growth.
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DoDEA Teachers of the Year Program
Kara Ball named 2018 Teacher of the Year

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Kaiserslautern ES

Unit 3008
APO, AE 09021

It is the responsibility of the parents or guardians to notify the school every time a student is absent.

Phone: +011-49 (0)611-143-545-1400
Fax: +011-49 (0)342-88432
DSN Phone: 3112-545-1400

School Hours:
0700-1600 -Monday-Friday

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