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Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

June 16, 2020 Challenging every DoDEA employee to be courageous, persistent and effective in confronting and resolving racial and cultural issues that impact everyone but disproportionately impact the academic and social emotional success of students of color.
DoDEA Pacific now accepting applications for substitute teachers

DoDEA Pacific now accepting applications for substitute teachers

June 11, 2020 The Department of Defense Education Activity - Pacific Region is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers for the 2020-21 school year.
End of Year Message for DoDEA Families

End of Year Message for DoDEA Families

June 10, 2020 As we reach the end of the school year, I hope that you, your children, and all your loved ones are safe and healthy.

Welcome to Shirley Lanham ES

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the official Shirley Lanham Elementary School (LHES) website. Our goal is to provide current and relevant information about our school to the military families we serve today and those we look forward to welcoming to our campus in the future. Located in the heart of the Kanto Plains, Shirley Lanham Elementary School is a Department of Defense Education Agency ( DoDEA ) school positioned in the center of Naval Air Station Atsugi near Tokyo, Japan.

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Although called NAF Atsugi ( NAFA ) we are not actually in the  Atsugi-shi limits but are a part of Ayase-shi in the Kanagawa-ken or prefecture. Lanham Elementary School's centralized location makes it easy to access several major transportation centers such as airports, highways, railways and bus lines. It is also close to other major military installations including Camp Zama Army Base, Yokota U.S. Air Force Base and Yokosuka U.S. Navy Base.


Shirley Lanham ES School Hours

Tuesdays are Early Release days

  Regular Hours Tuesday Hours
Office Hours 0700 - 1600  
School Hours 0800 - 1420 0800 - 1320
Lunch Hours 1030 - 1150  

DoDEA Mission:

Educate, Engage and Empower military-connected students to succeed in a dynamic world.

DoDEA Vision:

Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere

DoDEA Core Values:

Student Centered, Excellence, Continuous School Improvement, Diversity, Individual Potential, Life-long learning, Shared Responsibility, Trust

We are Committed to Continuous School Improvement

DoDEA Mission Statement: We provide an Exemplary Education that Inspires and Prepares All DoDEA Students for Success in a Dynamic, Global Environment.

Who We Serve

Shirley Lanham Elementary School provides services to the military dependent children of the men and women stationed at Naval Air Facility Atsugi and Marine Base Camp Fuji. It also hosts dependent children of Department of Defense civilian employees as well as children of foreign nationals. Currently, our enrollment stands at about 530 kindergarten through sixth-grade students. Dependent children in grades seven through twelve are bused to Camp Zama Army Base to attend either Zama American Middle School or Zama High School. John O. Arnn Elementary School, located on the Sagamihara Housing Area (SHA), services the children of families stationed at Camp Zama Army Base.

You can find out about other DoDEA elementary through high schools in Japan by visiting the DoDEA Pacific District schools page.

Why We Serve

At Shirley Lanham Elementary School, we are proud to have been fully re-accredited during the 2011-2012 academic year. It is our pleasure to serve you and your children in any way that we can. If you are planning to PCS to NAF Atsugi, we invite you to explore information and resources on this website that will help you and your children with a smooth transition. Feel free to contact us via e-mail or phone if we can answer any questions regarding the services and programs we offer. We are ready to help in any way that we can and look forward to seeing you soon!


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Authorized Departures due to COVID-19

Authorized Departures due to COVID-19

June 01, 2020 The Department of State (DOS) has approved an Authorized Departure from foreign areas to include Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees -- and/or other eligible family members (EFMs) who may need to accompany them - who have determined they are at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
DoDEA Teachers Miss Their Students

DoDEA Teachers Miss Their Students

May 22, 2020 DoDEA teachers from around the system miss their students and have created innovative ways of staying connected with their students during the global pandemic.
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School Address
PSC 477 Box 38
FPO, AP 96306-0005
Japan
Phone: 0467-63-3664
DSN Phone: 264-3664/3261
From US: 011-81-467-63-3664

Shirley Lanham Parents and Atsugi Community Notification - 4 May 2020  

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Shirley Lanham ES Ships Ahoy Cookie Challenge

September 12, 2019
Students at Shirley Lanham ES had a great time on September 12, 2019 using cookies to work on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math). Thank you to all the parents who volunteered for this event. Read More


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