Department of Defense Education Activity

Europe Student Activities

All students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular activities whether they be athletic, academic or social in nature. These activities help to shape students and prepare them for the future as part of a well rounded education.

Some of our athletics and activities are Europe based events, which means that there is a culminating area wide championship for athletics that mimics a state championship. Europe Activities are support curriculum and offer area wide available throughout the year that range from art, drama and music to math, language and film/entertainment. More information concerning Europe specific activities can be found under on the  DoDEA Europe, Student Activities page.

Europe Student Activities

All students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular activities whether they be athletic, academic or social in nature. These activities help to shape students and prepare them for the future as part of a well rounded education.

Some of our athletics and activities are Europe based events, which means that there is a culminating area wide championship for athletics that mimics a state championship. Europe Activities are support curriculum and offer area wide available throughout the year that range from art, drama and music to math, language and film/entertainment. More information concerning Europe specific activities can be found under on the  DoDEA Europe, Student Activities page.

Chess Club

It's not about Kings, Queens, and Rooks, but rather, quadrants and coordinates, thinking strategically and foreseeing consequences. It's about lines and angles, weighing options and making decisions. Chess might just be the perfect teaching and learning tool. The game of chess increases higher level thinking skills, advance math and reading skills, and builds self-confidence. Playing chess . . . Improves concentration and memory. According to studies done at the University of Memphis, playing chess significantly improves children’s visual memory, attention span, and spatial-reasoning ability. Perhaps that’s because, in chess as in school, concentration and memory go hand in hand. In order to play well, you have to focus completely on your objective—capturing the opponent’s king. As you constantly visualize the board, its pieces, your moves, and your opponent’s every possible countermove, your power of concentration grows. As your concentration grows, it becomes easier to memorize past games and classic strategies. In the process, both concentration and memory grow stronger. 

Term: Spring

Meeting Time: 2:45 - 4:00 PM

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Intro to Robotics

This club is designed to help the students explore the foundational facts about robotics, programming, and engineering. Participants have the opportunity to discover ways to incorporate robotics activities to support creativity, play, and hands-on learning.

Term: Spring

Meeting Time: 2:45 - 4:00 PM

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: 3rd Grade Students

Knitting & Crocheting

The Knitting and Crocheting Club provides a warm welcoming environment where our students spend time relaxing, learning, and honing their skills with the help of a dedicate instructor. No experience necessary!

Term: Spring

Meeting Days: Monday,Tuesday

Marco Polo

The Marco Polo Club is for our students who are participating in our Italian Immersion classes, which is for students who have not been exposed to Italian or any other second language in the home or at an Italian School.

Meeting Time: TBD

Open To: Students enrolled in Immersion

PE Clubs

Throughout the year there are different sport activities for students to engage in sports.

PE - Running Club

Eligibility: Students in Grades 4 - 5
Description: Student train and participate in running sports.
Meeting Time: Month of November

PE - Team Sports

Eligibility: Students in Grades 2 - 3
Descriptions: Students learn to participate in activities that require teamwork. Students learn to participate in a variety of team sports to include soccer, flag football, floor hockey, basketball, and some other cooperative games. PE and school rules will apply.
Meeting Time: Refer to Upcoming Event Calendar

PE - Team Sports

Eligibility: Students in Grades 4 - 5
Descriptions: Students learn to participate in activities that require teamwork. Students learn to participate in a variety of team sports to include soccer, flag football, floor hockey, basketball, and some other cooperative games. PE and school rules will apply.
Meeting Time: Refer to Upcoming Event Calendar

Meeting Time: Monthly (Schedules and Invitations are sent out)

Open To: Different Grade Levels

Robotics

The Robotics group learns abut scientific and mathematical concepts, such as angles, ratios, degrees, rotations, distance, and engine power. The students work collaborative in groups, and engage in problem-based learning.

Meeting Time: 2:40 - 4:00 PM

Meeting Days: Monday,Wednesday,Tuesday

Open To: Grades 4 - 5

Student Council

The Vicenza Elementary School Student Council is a service organization that provides leadership opportunities to the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Students are elected by their fellow classmates to represent their homeroom. Weekly meetings are held to discuss school-wide activities. The classroom representative brings student proposals weekly to the meeting and then reports back the classrooms with student council (Happenings) minutes. Daily they present morning announcements, informing all stakeholders about what is happening around their school. They run the student star store and maintain the star bulletin board. They welcome and give tours to school visitors. They organize school-wide and community activities through service projects. They participate in after school events: STEAM Night, Math Night and school performances.

Term: Spring

Meeting Time: 2:45 - 4:00 PM

Meeting Days: Monday,Tuesday

Open To: Grades 3 - 5

Video Production Club

The goal of the Video Production Club is to provide our students with a variety of diverse opportunities to learn and develop new skills. Working with students with common interest, the Video Production students learn about lighting and audio in film, Chroma Keying (Green Screen), recording, editing, and producing.

Term: Spring

Meeting Time: 2:45 - 4:00 PM

Meeting Days: Monday,Tuesday

Yoga

This after school program is a playfully designed yoga class for elementary aged-children. The children will have opportunities to learn yoga poses, breathing, and relaxation exercises which cultivate a calm mind, increase strength and flexibility, improve gross and fine motor skills, improve concentration, and give children the tools to manage stress in ....

Term: Spring

Meeting Time: 2:45 - 4:00 PM

Meeting Days: Monday