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STEAM DAY...MAY 29th, 2020
STEAM DAY...MAY 29th, 2020
Tue, Jun 2, 2020
STEAM Day
Zama Middle High School students recreate famous paintings
Zama Middle High School students recreate famous paintings
Wed, May 6, 2020
Student's under the leadership of Ms. Lauren Rosa have made the most of their social distancing time by recreating famous works of art! Simply Zamazing in every respect.
Visually impaired rugby team shows military kids how those with low vision can stay in the game
Visually impaired rugby team shows military kids how those with low vision can stay in the game
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
A team of English players taught the kids from Yokota West Elementary School how to pass a rugby ball, then let them try again while wearing special glasses that simulate visual impairments.
Ms. Latasha Tita Selected as Assistant Principal, Zama Middle High School
Ms. Latasha Tita Selected as Assistant Principal, Zama Middle High School
Wed, Oct 16, 2019
Dr. Judith J. Allen, Pacific East Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Latasha Tita as the Assistant Principal at Zama Middle High School located at U.S. Army Garrison Japan, Camp Zama.
Pilot for a Day
Pilot for a Day
Mon, Sep 30, 2019
A Yokota High School student got the experience of a lifetime when he was chosen as an Honorary Pilot for the Day on Sept. 20.
DODEA cuts ribbon on $57 million, ‘21st century’ elementary school at Sasebo Naval Base
DODEA cuts ribbon on $57 million, ‘21st century’ elementary school at Sasebo Naval Base
Thu, Sep 26, 2019
Children, parents, teachers and administrators celebrated the opening of a new $57 million school Wednesday at Sasebo Naval Base in southwestern Japan.
Shirley Lanham ES Ships Ahoy Cookie Challenge
Shirley Lanham ES Ships Ahoy Cookie Challenge
Thu, Sep 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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.