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Mr. Finlay as Baby TarzanVilseck Elementary School is a great place to learn and grow. Our staff is honored to work with families of the military communities currently serving in USAG Grafenwoehr. We encourage our students to use the unique opportunity provided at Vilseck Elementary School to discover their individuality. The development of relationships with staff and members of the community will enable them to meet their greatest potential.

We encourage parents to take an active role in the school by volunteering, visiting or providing constructive feedback throughout the school year. If you have questions about your child's educational program or school procedures, please contact his or her teacher. If questions remain after that discussion, please do not hesitate to contact me at telephone 09662-83-2812.

Larry Lion

The faculty and staff are positive that SY 2019-2020 will be a year of academic achievement, personal growth and joyful experiences.

We look forward to meeting you and your family.

Scott W. Finlay, Principal

Assistant Principal

Dear Vilseck Elementary School Community,

Welcome to Vilseck Elementary School! It is an exciting time to be a Vilseck Lion. Our dedicated staff is committed to helping each and every child reach their full academic and social potential. We work hard here to promote an atmosphere of mutual respect, caring, and understanding. Our goal is to provide a world class education for every student based on their individual needs and in accordance with DoDEA instructional goals and standards.

The important task of educating our children extends far beyond the walls of the classroom. It encompasses a strong commitment and involvement on the part of the school, family, and community. By collaborating together and sharing our knowledge, expertise, and resources, we can achieve the very best for our children. We value strong partnerships with our families and community and strive to provide our students with a nurturing and safe learning environment. We invite you to join us in providing the best education possible for your child.

We are committed to the Continuous School Improvement (CSI) process which involves our students, staff, and community stakeholders. We strive to meet the unique educational demands of each of our 400+ students in a way that is meaningful and lasting by making data-informed decisions and putting the needs of our students at the forefront of everything we do.

Our DoDEA mission is to "Educate, Engage, and Empower Each Student to succeed in a dynamic world". I look forward to continue working with our Vilseck community to support our organization's mission.

Elementary school is a wonderful time for students, parents, and educators as each day is filled with fun and learning. I assure you that we are passionate about challenging our students and are wholly vested in each of our students achieving greatness. In short, Vilseck Elementary School truly does "Expect Success" in all that we do. We look forward to a great partnership with you as we embark on this exciting educational journey together!

Very Respectfully,

Willard Clites

Vilseck Elementary School

Assistant Principal