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Releases for 2021

The Pacific South DSO would like to introduce Ms. Lorri Vallone – Principal of the NEW Bob Hope Elementary School
The Pacific South DSO would like to introduce Ms. Lorri Vallone – Principal of the NEW Bob Hope Elementary School
February 24, 2021 The Pacific South DSO would like to introduce Ms. Lorri Vallone as the Principal of the NEW Bob Hope Elementary School.
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Two DoDEA Students Among National Merit Scholarship Finalists
Two DoDEA Students Among National Merit Scholarship Finalists
February 23, 2021 Of the four million students expected to graduate high school this year, nation-wide, only about 10,000 will qualify for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSC). This year, two of these students hail from Stuttgart High School.
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Ms. Cheryl Williams Selected as DoDEA Europe South District 2022 Teacher of the Year
Ms. Cheryl Williams Selected as DoDEA Europe South District 2022 Teacher of the Year
February 22, 2021 Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Europe South Superintendent, Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney announced the selection of Cheryl Williams as the DoDEA Europe South District 2022 Teacher of the Year.
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The Pacific South DSO is pleased to introduce Mr. Kerwin Jones – Interim Principal of Zukeran Elementary School
The Pacific South DSO is pleased to introduce Mr. Kerwin Jones – Interim Principal of Zukeran Elementary School
February 18, 2021 The Pacific South DSO is pleased to introduce Mr. Kerwin Jones as the Interim Principal of Zukeran Elementary School
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Most DoDEA Schools in Germany to Return to In-Person Instruction on Monday, February 22nd
Most DoDEA Schools in Germany to Return to In-Person Instruction on Monday, February 22nd
February 18, 2021 In coordination with military leadership and public health experts, all DoDEA schools in Germany – with the exception of Baumholder-area schools – will return to in-person instruction on Monday, February 22nd, 2021.
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DoDEA Pacific South announces opening of Bob Hope Elementary closure of Stearley Heights Elementary
DoDEA Pacific South announces opening of Bob Hope Elementary closure of Stearley Heights Elementary
February 15, 2021 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Pacific South District will open a brand-new, 21st century elementary school on Kadena Air Base for the 2021-22 school year.
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DoDEA Schools in Germany to Remain in Remote Instruction  through Friday, February 19th
DoDEA Schools in Germany to Remain in Remote Instruction through Friday, February 19th
February 11, 2021 In accordance with host nation guidance and in coordination with military leadership and public health experts, all DoDEA schools in Germany will remain in remote instruction through at least Friday, February 19th, 2021.
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DoDEA Announces Selection of New Communications Chief
DoDEA Announces Selection of New Communications Chief
February 09, 2021 The Department of Defense Education Activity announced today the selection of a new Communications Chief to oversee public affairs and related communications operations across the DoDEA enterprise. Mr. William J. Griffin (APR), a public relations professional with both military and civilian experience has been selected.
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Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and DoDEA postpone cultural and educational exchange camps at Sasebo, Iwakuni
Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and DoDEA postpone cultural and educational exchange camps at Sasebo, Iwakuni
February 08, 2021 Due to the extended state of emergency in areas of mainland Japan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) and Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).
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Ms. Kira Hurst selected as Principal for Kinnick High School
Ms. Kira Hurst selected as Principal for Kinnick High School
February 08, 2021 Dr. Judy Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Kira Hurst as Principal for Kinnick High School.
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Most DoDEA Schools in Germany to Remain in Remote Instruction
Most DoDEA Schools in Germany to Remain in Remote Instruction
January 28, 2021 In accordance with host nation guidance and in coordination with military leadership and public health experts, all DoDEA schools in Germany - with the exception of the schools on Spangdahlem Air Base - will remain in remote instruction through at least Friday, February 12th, 2021.
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Mr. Craig Maxey selected as Principal for Ryukyu Middle School
Mr. Craig Maxey selected as Principal for Ryukyu Middle School
January 21, 2021 The Pacific South DSO is pleased to introduce Mr. Craig Maxey – New Principal of Ryukyu Middle School
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DoDEA-Europe Students to Participate in 2021 Inaugural (Virtual) Parade
DoDEA-Europe Students to Participate in 2021 Inaugural (Virtual) Parade
January 19, 2021 The 2021 Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) has invited Sigonella Middle School (Sicily, Italy) students to represent DoDEA in a virtual parade, one of many Presidential Inauguration events.
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DoDEA Pacific announces virtual Far East Drill Meet results
DoDEA Pacific announces virtual Far East Drill Meet results
January 18, 2021 The Department of Defense Education Activity - Pacific Region is pleased to announce the results of the first-ever virtual Far East Drill Meet.
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DoDEA Pacific announces Far East Virtual Cross Country Results
DoDEA Pacific announces Far East Virtual Cross Country Results
January 11, 2021 The Department of Defense Education Activity - Pacific Region is pleased to announce the results of the first-ever virtual Far East Cross Country Championship.
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DoDEA Pacific announces Far East Cheer Competition Results
DoDEA Pacific announces Far East Cheer Competition Results
January 11, 2021 The Department of Defense Education Activity - Pacific Region is pleased to announce the results of the first-ever virtual Far East Cheer Competition
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DoDEA Announces 2021 Teacher of the Year
DoDEA Announces 2021 Teacher of the Year
January 05, 2021 Congratulations again to DoDEA's 2021 Teacher of the Year, Ms. Lachanda Garrison, 2nd grade teacher at Bahrain Elementary School, as we start off the new year!
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