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SLES Supply Lists

Please see the link on the right side of the school homepage for the SLES specific school supply lists for the 2022-2023 school year. These lists are specific for our school and vary slightly from the Pacific East District supply lists. Thank You!

DoDEA Pacific Seeks To Hire Substitute Teachers

DoDEA Pacific Seeks To Hire Substitute Teachers

June 16, 2022 Join Our Team! Are you interested in a rewarding career where you can make a difference? DoDEA Pacific is looking to fill substitute teaching positions across the region.

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       Short Days  
Office Hours   0800 - 1600  
School Hours   0815 - 1435       0815 - 1335        0815 - 1100
Lunch Hours   1000 - 1230  

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June 14, 2022 Juneteenth (a blending of the words June and nineteenth), also known as Freedom Day, is an American holiday and is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month

June 01, 2022 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is a nationally recognized observance in the month of June. During this period, the LGBTQ community, its advocates, and allies celebrate by promoting diversity, inclusion, community, unity, and PRIDE.
DoDEA Announces 2023 Teacher of the Year

DoDEA Announces 2023 Teacher of the Year

May 27, 2022 Lester Middle School teacher Dr. Cara Kaiser was selected as the 2023 Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Teacher of the Year.
Memorial Day

Memorial Day

May 26, 2022 Memorial Day, which is celebrated on the last Monday in May, honors service members who have died in military service to the nation.
Shirley Lanham ES

School Address
PSC 477 Box 38
NAS Atsugi
FPO, AP 96306-0005
Atsugi, Japan
Phone: 0467-63-3664
Fax: 0467-63-4467
DSN Phone: 315-264-3664
DSN Fax: 315-264-4467
From US: 011-81-467-63-3664
From the US Fax: 011-81-467-63-4467

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

CSI Leadership Meeting Schedule

Leadership Team meets at 14:45 on the first Thursday of each month during the school year.

Accreditation and Awards:

SLES is accredited by Cognia. 

School Improvement Goals

Goal 1: Reading Comprehension

All students will improve in Reading Comprehension.

Goal 2: Mathematics

All students will increase achievement in Mathematics.

School Improvement Plan