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SHAPE ES Mission

To provide an exemplary education that inspires and prepares all DoDEA students for success in a dynamic, global environment.

SHAPE ES Vision

Educate and inspire, every day, in every way!

SHAPE ES Goals

CSI Goal 1: All students will meet grade level benchmarks in reading comprehension skills.

CSI Goal 2: All students will meet grade level benchmarks in math problem solving skills.

School Health Services

School Health Services

September 28, 2021 DoDEA School Health Services aims to optimize learning by fostering student wellness. Learn about School Nurses, Student Immunization Requirements, Medication at School, Chronic and Acute Health Conditions, First Aid, and more.
Principal of the Year Program

Principal of the Year Program

September 28, 2021 Do you think your school principal excelled in leading efforts to provide high-quality learning opportunities in SY20-21? Honor your principal by nominating them for Principal of the Year today!
DoDEA Europe School's Digital Handbook

All DoDEA School’s Handbooks have gone digital!

Please see the Instructional Flyer for instructions on how to access the new Digital Handbook and to confirm that you have read it. 

Please visit your school's Homepage and click on the Handbook button to get started!


Proposed DoDEA Dress Code

The Office of Education Policy and Operations (HQ) in collaboration with the Civil Rights Program developed a proposed DoDEA-wide student dress code.  The proposed dress code was developed by the Civil Rights Steering Committee and if approved, will be redlined into the updated Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy (DoDEA AI 1353.01).  In an effort to ensure we have wide-spread stakeholder engagement, a 30 day commenting period is being offered to allow stakeholders an opportunity to review/comment on the proposed dress code.  All comments are to be sent to .  Thank you for your assistance in this matter and we look forward to receiving your input. 

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Shape ES School Hours

Grade Regular Hours Instructional Hours Wednesday Hours
PSCD, K - 5 8:45 a.m. - 3:25 p.m. 8:45 a.m. - 3:25 p.m. 8:45 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
  (Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri) (Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri) (Early Release)
It is the responsibility of the parents or guardians to notify the school "BEFORE 10:00 a.m.." every time a student is absent.

SHAPE ES Values / Guiding Principles:
  • Citizenship
    We will provide thoughtful, rigorous learning opportunities that empower students to become respectful, independent global citizens who demonstrate agility and adaptability in an ever-changing society.

  • Inclusive Curriculum
    We will utilize a differentiated, inclusive and inquiry-based curriculum that provides rich opportunities relating to students’ lives and academic goals.
  • Community / Stakeholders
    We will embrace a collaborative, international learning community building upon our diverse cultures to augment educational experiences and maximize student achievement.
  • Technology
    We will integrate technology on a daily basis within the classroom to enhance instruction enabling our students to thrive in an ever-changing 21st century community.
  • Data
    We will utilize data-driven, standards-based instruction that encourages the development of creative learning projects.

From Around DoDEA

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

September 28, 2021 Every October, we observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month to recognize the contributions, dedication and talents of Americans with disabilities who are a vital part of our workforce.
Observances
PAEMST Call for Nominations

PAEMST Call for Nominations

September 17, 2021 Nominate your favorite K-6th grade Math or Science teacher for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching – the Nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science. Nominations accepted until January 7, 2022.
Academic
Europe West Out Brief Summary

Europe West Out Brief Summary

September 16, 2021 We are so Proud to Announce: We Are Validated! Outbrief Findings: DoDEA Europe West District Continuous Improvement Cognia Accreditation Blended Engagement Review: 14-23 March 2021
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, September 17

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, September 17

September 14, 2021 On September 17, US citizens remember the blessings of liberty and are recognized for holding the responsibilities of citizenship.
Observances
National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 - October 15

National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 - October 15

September 13, 2021 Hispanic Heritage observations began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and were expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. The expansion was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
Observances
National Day of Service and Remembrance, September 11

National Day of Service and Remembrance, September 11

September 02, 2021 DoDEA honors those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and strengthened our will as one nation and reminded us all about the power of freedom.
Observances
DoDEA Suicide Prevention Awareness

DoDEA Suicide Prevention Awareness

September 01, 2021 DoDEA is actively involved in Suicide Prevention activities and has a variety of resources available to support students in crisis.
Education, Resources, Students and Staff, Observances
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SHAPE ES

School Address
Shape Elementary School
Rue de Vilnius Unit 21420
APO, AE 09705-1420
Belgium
Phone: 32-65-32-6934/6935
DSN Phone: 314-366-6934/6935
From US: 011-32-65-32-6934/6935

Blue Ribbon School of Excellence AwardsSHAPE American Elementary School (SAES) was recognized in 2012 as a National Blue Ribbon School for academic excellence. SAES was ranked among the highest performing schools in the United States in both English Language Arts and Mathematics as measured by normed assessments.

Upcoming Events

 Oct 6
Teacher Training / No School for Students

 Oct 14
Teacher Work Day / No School for Students

 Oct 15
Parent Teacher Conferences

 Oct 18
Parent Teacher Conferences

 Oct 29
Early Dismissal

Full Calendar
NOTE: Please check your school's calendar for information on additional release days for training, parent teacher conferences, and other activities.