Pacific Region District & School News

Yokota High School graduate among finalists for Boys & Girls Clubs of America top honor
Yokota High School graduate among finalists for Boys & Girls Clubs of America top honor
Fri, Sep 6, 2019
Isabella Mollison is one of six teens from military installations worldwide to compete for the National Military Youth of the Year honor. The program is conducted annually to recognize outstanding teens on U.S. military installations worldwide.
Ms. Jenny Reese Selected as the Instructional Systems Specialist for Professional Learning
Ms. Jenny Reese Selected as the Instructional Systems Specialist for Professional Learning
Wed, Sep 4, 2019
Ms. Jenny Reese has been selected as the Instructional Systems Specialist (ISS) for Professional Learning at the Pacific East District Office. Ms. Reese will be located in Misawa, Japan.
Dr. Shane Miramontez Selected as Instructional Systems Specialist for Autism
Dr. Shane Miramontez Selected as Instructional Systems Specialist for Autism
Fri, Aug 30, 2019
Dr. Judith J. Allen, Pacific East Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Shane Miramontez as the Instructional Support Specialist (ISS) for Autism at the Pacific East District Office at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
Dr. Gregg Mowen Selected as Pacific East Community Superintendent
Dr. Gregg Mowen Selected as Pacific East Community Superintendent
Tue, Jul 30, 2019
Ms. Lois Rapp, Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific Director for Student Excellence, is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Gregg G. Mowen as DoDEA Pacific East District’s Yokosuka Community Superintendent.
Ms. Hull-Walsh  Named Principal of Yokosuka MS
Ms. Hull-Walsh Named Principal of Yokosuka MS
Mon, Jul 29, 2019
The Pacific East District is pleased to announce Ms. Stacey Hull-Walsh as Principal of Yokosuka MS at Yokosuka, Japan.
Kathryn Harris honored as a National Merit Finalist
Kathryn Harris honored as a National Merit Finalist
Thu, May 16, 2019
Kathryn "Katie" Harris has now been recognized and honored as a National Merit Finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC)
Castle Ruins Culture Trip Stars and Stripes
Castle Ruins Culture Trip Stars and Stripes
Tue, May 14, 2019
Students from Camp Lester Middle School and Chatan Junior High School come together for the first time for a cultural exchange March 21 at the Chatan Castle ruins on Camp Foster.
High Schoolers Jam at Far East Band Fest
High Schoolers Jam at Far East Band Fest
Thu, May 2, 2019
Musicians from high schools around the Pacific showed their stuff for five days in late April during the DODEA Pacific Far East honors band festival at Seoul American High School.
Nat Geo Bee State Winner Lester Middle
Nat Geo Bee State Winner Lester Middle
Tue, Apr 30, 2019
Lester Middle School is proud to share that Eddy Melendez has won the statewide competition for the National Geography Bee.
Update on Current Construction and Re-Districting Plans for Okinawa Schools
Update on Current Construction and Re-Districting Plans for Okinawa Schools
Mon, Apr 22, 2019
This is an update to a memorandum with the same title that was distributed by schools to parents and stakeholders on 21-FEB-2019. This is the final update for SY '19/20.
Humphreys Schools Reconfiguration
Humphreys Schools Reconfiguration
Mon, Apr 1, 2019
The attached slide show discusses the changes for SY 19-20. Humphreys Middle will be grades 5-8. Humphreys Central ES and Humphreys West ES will be PreK-4. Please contact the Pacific West DSO for more information.
Redistricting of Okinawa Middle Schools for SY ‘19-20
Redistricting of Okinawa Middle Schools for SY ‘19-20
Mon, Feb 25, 2019
As part of the ongoing MILCON program for the Okinawa DoDEA schools we are sometimes faced with the need for “swing space” to accommodate students during the various construction projects
Ms. Rachel Baker Selected as 2020 Pacific East Teacher of the Year
Ms. Rachel Baker Selected as 2020 Pacific East Teacher of the Year
Fri, Feb 22, 2019
DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent Dr. Steven Bloom is pleased to announce that Ms. Rachel Baker at Ikego ES (Yokosuka, Japan), 5th Grade Teacher, has been selected as the 2020 Teacher of the Year for the DoDEA Pacific East District.
Update on Current Construction and Re-Districting Plans for Okinawa Schools
Update on Current Construction and Re-Districting Plans for Okinawa Schools
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
The possibility of redistricting the Okinawa schools has been a topic under review for the last two years. This review is driven by several factors. In all instances, we try to minimize disruptions that impact families and students.
Ms. A. Sehon Waheed Named Assistant Principal of Sullivans ES
Ms. A. Sehon Waheed Named Assistant Principal of Sullivans ES
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Dr. Steven Bloom, Pacific East Superintendent, is pleased to announce Ms. A. Sehon Waheed as Assistant Principal of Sullivans ES at Yokosuka, Japan.
Mr. Wayne Carter Named Principal of Zama MHS at Camp Zama, Japan
Mr. Wayne Carter Named Principal of Zama MHS at Camp Zama, Japan
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Dr. Steven Bloom, Pacific East Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Wayne Carter as Principal of Zama MHS at Camp Zama, Japan.
Ms. Marian Leverette Named Assistant Principal of Yokota HS
Ms. Marian Leverette Named Assistant Principal of Yokota HS
Thu, Aug 2, 2018
Dr. Steven Bloom, Pacific East Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Mrs, Marian Leverette as Assistant Principal of Yokota HS at Yokota AB, Japan.
Ms. Christina J. Young Named Principal of Yokota West ES at Yokota AB, Japan
Ms. Christina J. Young Named Principal of Yokota West ES at Yokota AB, Japan
Tue, Jul 10, 2018
Dr. Steven Bloom, Pacific East Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Christina J. Young as Principal of Yokota West ES at Yokota AB, Japan.
Dr. Quiana Chambers Named Kinnick HS Assistant Principal
Dr. Quiana Chambers Named Kinnick HS Assistant Principal
Wed, May 9, 2018
Dr. Steven Bloom, Pacific East Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Quiana Chambers as Assistant Principal of Nile C. Kinnick HS at Yokosuka, Japan.
Mr. Craig Maxey Named Principal of Kinnick HS
Mr. Craig Maxey Named Principal of Kinnick HS
Mon, May 7, 2018
The Pacific East District Superintendent’s Office is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Craig Maxey as the Principal for Nile C. Kinnick High School, Yokosuka, Japan.
Project Based Learning
Sun, May 6, 2018
Kadena Elementary School students participate in project based learning activities by creating circuitry board games to learn about electricity.
System Accreditation Engagement Review Out-Brief
System Accreditation Engagement Review Out-Brief
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
The Pacific West Accreditation Engagement Review Out-Brief will be Friday April 20, 2018 at 3:30 PM
AdvancED Accreditation Parent Meetings
AdvancED Accreditation Parent Meetings
Mon, Apr 2, 2018
Parent Meetings for AdvancED Accreditation - Stakeholder feedback and conversation with the Engagement Review Team concerning district and school topics related to system improvements
Humphreys West ES Announced as CSI District T-Shirt winners
Humphreys West ES Announced as CSI District T-Shirt winners
Mon, Apr 2, 2018
Let's Congratulate Humphreys West Elementary School as one of the CSI District T-Shirt Winners
Proposed Humphreys Boundary Maps for School Year 2018-2019
Proposed Humphreys Boundary Maps for School Year 2018-2019
Tue, Mar 6, 2018
The attached presentation contains the proposed boundary maps for school year 2018-2019
DoDEA Pacific East District Teacher of the Year Named
DoDEA Pacific East District Teacher of the Year Named
Tue, Feb 27, 2018
DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent Dr. Steven Bloom is pleased to announce that Mrs. Courtney Conover-Woodworth has been selected as the SY 2018 -2019 Teacher of the Year for the DoDEA Pacific East District.
Ms. Tiffany Bryant Humphreys Central ES Principal Receives Award
Ms. Tiffany Bryant Humphreys Central ES Principal Receives Award
Mon, Aug 7, 2017
Tiffany M. Bryant was presented the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service for exceptionally meritorious achievements while assigned as Principal, Humphreys Central Elementary School, DoDEA, US Army Garrison Humphreys.
Information for Parents
Mon, May 15, 2017
RMS Parents Information
DoDEA Pacific names 2016 Volunteer Excellence Award recipients
Wed, Jun 8, 2016
DoDEA Pacific Director Ms Lois Rapp recently announced the selection of the 2016 DoDEA Pacific Volunteer Excellence Award winners.
The Japan District Welcomes Mr. Michael DeFrancesco
Wed, Nov 18, 2015
The Japan District Superintendent’s Office is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Michael DeFrancesco as the new Assistant Principal of E.J. King High School in Sasebo, Japan.
The Japan District Welcomes Ms. Kerry Weidler
Wed, Nov 18, 2015
The Japan District Superintendent’s Office is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Kerry Weidler as the new Assistant Principal of Sullivans Elementary School in Yokosuka, Japan.
The Japan District Welcomes Dr. Catherine Yurica
Wed, Nov 18, 2015
The Japan District Superintendent’s Office is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Catherine Yurica as the new Principal of Ikego Elementary School in Yokosuka, Japan.
Japan District Welcomes Mr. Rivera to MC Perry Elementary School
Tue, Nov 17, 2015
The Japan District Superintendent’s Office is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Arturo Rivera as the new Principal of Matthew C. Perry Elementary School in Iwakuni, Japan.
DoDEA Ranks with Top Performing States in the Nation on the 2015 NAEP
Tue, Nov 17, 2015
The results of the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in 4th and 8th grade reading and mathematics show that Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students rank among the best performing in the nation.
Humphreys Holds Orientation
Fri, Sep 5, 2014
Three high school seniors get a blast from their past as the new school year begins. Senior Airman Emma Duff reports.
Angelia Hadley named assistant principal of The Sullivans Elementary School
Angelia Hadley named assistant principal of The Sullivans Elementary School
Thu, Aug 21, 2014
The Japan District Superintendent’s Office is pleased to announce the selection of Mrs. Angelia Hadley as the new assistant principal of The Sullivans Elementary School on Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan.
Jenny Reese named assistant principal of Matthew C. Perry ES
Jenny Reese named assistant principal of Matthew C. Perry ES
Tue, Aug 5, 2014
The Japan District Superintendent’s Office is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Jenny Reese as the new assistant principal of Matthew C. Perry Elementary School in Iwakuni, Japan.
Henry Barr named assistant principal of Yokota High School
Henry Barr named assistant principal of Yokota High School
Mon, Aug 4, 2014
The Japan District Superintendent’s Office is pleased to announce the return of Mr. Henry Barr as the assistant principal of Yokota High School at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
Denise Leach named principal of Yokosuka Middle School
Denise Leach named principal of Yokosuka Middle School
Wed, Jul 30, 2014
The Japan District Superintendent’s Office is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Denise Leach as the new principal of Yokosuka Middle School in Yokosuka, Japan.
Kathleen Smith named assistant principal of Yokosuka Middle School
Kathleen Smith named assistant principal of Yokosuka Middle School
Wed, Jul 30, 2014
The Japan District Superintendent’s Office is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Kathleen Smith as the new assistant principal of Yokosuka Middle School in Yokosuka, Japan.
Joseph Myles named assistant principal of Robert D. Edgren High School
Joseph Myles named assistant principal of Robert D. Edgren High School
Wed, Jul 23, 2014
The Japan District Superintendent’s Office is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Joseph Myles as the new Assistant Principal of Robert D. Edgren High School in Misawa, Japan.
Jacqueline M. Ferguson named principal of Ikego ES
Jacqueline M. Ferguson named principal of Ikego ES
Mon, Jul 21, 2014
The Japan District Superintendent’s Office is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Jacqueline M. Ferguson as the new Principal of Ikego Elementary School in Yokosuka, Japan.
Tammy Reginelli named assistant principal of The Sullivans ES
Tammy Reginelli named assistant principal of The Sullivans ES
Mon, Jul 14, 2014
The Japan District Superintendent’s Office is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Tammy Reginelli as the new Assistant Principal of The Sullivans Elementary School in Yokosuka, Japan.
Louis D’Angelo named principal of Zama Middle School
Louis D’Angelo named principal of Zama Middle School
Thu, Jun 26, 2014
Dr. Louis D’Angelo has been selected at the new principal of Zama Middle School. Louis is very excited about his new position and anticipating a dynamic year full of growth and new relationships.
Briefing from the Seoul Schools/Community Status Report
Mon, Jun 9, 2014
Presented by Dr. Linda Curtis, Pacific Area Director at the Parent and Teacher Forums on June 8, 2014. Please contact the district office for further information. DSN 738-5922
Local Teacher Receives National Recognition
Local Teacher Receives National Recognition
Fri, Apr 4, 2014
Mr. Michael A. Pope, a teacher at Zama American Middle School, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of seventeen NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops.
Jeff Sparling named 2015 Japan District Teacher of the Year
Jeff Sparling named 2015 Japan District Teacher of the Year
Thu, Mar 27, 2014
DoDEA Japan District Superintendent, Ms. Lois Rapp, is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Jeff Sparling as the 2015 Japan District Teacher of the Year. Mr. Sparling teaches 3rd grade at The Sullivans School, Yokosuka.
Sullivans Students Lend Helping Hands for Relief Fund
Sullivans Students Lend Helping Hands for Relief Fund
Wed, Jan 29, 2014
Students from Sullivans Elementary School on board Yokosuka Navy Base, Japan and members of Sullivans PTO present a check to the American Red Cross to assist relief efforts for people who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Phillipines.
New-look wrestling tourney
Thu, Jan 9, 2014
Much will be different Saturday about a high school wrestling tournament formerly known as “Beast of the East.”
New assistant principal at Byrd ES
New assistant principal at Byrd ES
Tue, Jan 7, 2014
The Japan District Superintendent’s Office is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Tammy Reginelli as the new Assistant Principal of Byrd Elementary School in Yokosuka, Japan.
New principal at Arnn ES
New principal at Arnn ES
Tue, Jan 7, 2014
The Japan District Superintendent’s Office is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Gwendolyn Baxter-Oakley as the new principal at Arnn Elementary School in Sagimahara, Japan.
New principal at Yokosuka Middle School
New principal at Yokosuka Middle School
Mon, Jan 6, 2014
The Japan District Superintendent’s Office is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Nakeam Binyard as the new Principal of Yokosuka Middle School in Yokosuka, Japan.
DoDEA's overseas students head back to school
Sun, Sep 15, 2013
Tens of thousands of students returned to U.S. Department of Defense schools overseas...
Volleyball preview
Sun, Sep 15, 2013
Wherever Nile C. Kinnick girls volleyball has gone the last six seasons, wins haven’t been far behind.
DAC Meeting
Mon, Apr 29, 2013
The district held a peninsula wide District Advisory Council meeting on April 18, 2013.
Counting to meet culture at upcoming soroban competitions
Tue, Mar 26, 2013
Approximately 80 students from Japanese schools located in Kanagawa Prefecture will participate alongside 90 DoDEA students from Arnn Elementary School, Byrd ES, Ikego ES, Lanham ES and The Sullivans ES.
1 to 1 Laptop Initiative Status Report
Fri, Mar 15, 2013
Click the attachment to read the current status of laptops at SAHS.
A Letter About Sequestration and the DoDDS-Korea Schools
Fri, Mar 8, 2013
A letter from Superintendent Dr. Irby Miller in regards to the DoDDS-K schools and Sequestration.
Closure of Current Camp Humphreys Elementary School
Thu, Mar 7, 2013
A letter from Superintendent Dr. Irby Miller to the parents of Humphreys Elementary school regarding the school closure in June of 2013.
Singer returns to S. Korea to perform for DODDS students
Mon, Feb 11, 2013
As he prepared to perform for more than 100 Daegu High School students, singer-songwriter Wesley Cook admitted that coming home wasn’t quite as easy as he had expected.