Department of Defense Education Activity

All after school clubs and activities (i.e. jump rope, art, music, math, sports, etc.)will normally meet only on days that the school follows a full day schedule, NOT on early release days. There is no extra-curricular activity bus for students who participate in these activities. Parents whose child frequently rides a bus must make transportation and/or other arrangements for the student to be picked up from school following the activity. Notification of these activities will be sent to the parent along with the day and time of the activity. In addition, due to unforeseen training, meetings, or teacher absences, an activity may be canceled without advanced notice. The sponsoring teacher will endeavor to notify students and parents of the canceled activity if time permits. If the activity is canceled at the last minute, students will be notified through the school intercom system at the end of the instructional day.

Sponsors of clubs and extracurricular activities determine academic and behavioral (disciplinary) requirements that students must meet to participate in school sponsored extracurricular activities or to hold a leadership position in a curriculum-related club, team or student organization.


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.

DGF in Action

Middle School Athletics

After school athletics for middle school students are the responsibility of Youth Services. DoDEA Europe does not have authority nor does it receive funding to initiate such services.

High School Athletics

Winter Sports

  • Boys Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Girls Basketball
  • Wrestling

Wrestling

Wrestling practices start early November. Off-season conditioning is necessary to the success of wrestlers. The team will travel 5 or 6 times during the season and managing a healthy diet is crucial to your success. Please review Europe Wrestling Calendar for SY 22-23 to keep abreast of our upcoming games.

Basketball

Basketball Season starts early December.  Please review Europe South Basketball Calendar for SY 22-23 to keep abreast of our upcoming games.

Open To: 9-12

Spring Sports

  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field

Fall Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Cross Country

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.

Class Sponsors

6th Grade Class

The class officers meet with the Student Council representatives and the class sponsor. 
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7th Grade Class

The class officers meet with the Student Council representatives and the class sponsor. 
Class Sponsor:

8th Grade Class

The class officers meet with the Student Council representatives and the class sponsor. 
Class Sponsor:

Freshman Class

The class officers meet with the Student Council representatives and the class sponsor. 
Class Sponsor:

Sophomore Class

The class officers meet with the Student Council representatives and the class sponsor.
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Junior Class

The Junior Class is an organization that focuses on the needs of the junior class which includes meetings, preparing for prom (location of prom, menu and decorations) and fundraisers.
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Senior Class

The Senior Class is an organization that focuses on the needs of the senior class which includes meetings, preparing for graduation (ordering cap and gowns, where graduation will be held) and fundraisers. This class has officers which consists of president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer and two class representatives.
Class Sponsor:

Term: All Year

Game Club

Game club is a wholly creative experience, allowing the kids to express themselves through world-building and character creation and share their creations with others.

Term: All Year

Open To: 6th grade through 12th grade

Drama Club

Drama Club is designed for students interested in learning more about the aspects of theater. This includes learning stage terminology, working on acting skills, set building, and costumes design. 

Term: All Year

Open To: 6th grade through 12th grade

Language and Culture Club

Students learn about Spanish, French, German and Italian language and culture.

Term: Spring

Meeting Time: TBD based on student availability

Open To: 9th grade through 12th grade

Additional Info: 2nd Semester 2023

NJROTC Drill Team

The DGF NJROTC drill team are a marching unit that performs, and practices based on military drill. Drill team members must exhibit skills of discipline, bearing, snap, command, and control to be competitive for any event. The drill team will learn to compete in both Armed and Unarmed competitions.  The Cadets memorizes a set of commands with or without weapons.  Participation requires dedication, focus and patience.  The NJROTC Cadets also conduct Color Guard for presenting the flag for ceremonies, proper wear of the uniform as well as showing respect to our Nation’s flag. 

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 7:00 AM

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Math Counts

MATHCOUNTS offers fun and engaging programs that get middle school students excited about math. These programs include the MATHCOUNTS Competition.

Open To: 6th grade to 8th grade

Model Senate

Model Senate is a week-long simulation of the inner workings of the US Senate.  Participants take on the role of an assigned senator to research, write about and debate the most important issues facing America today.  Participants learn rhetorical skills and the art of compromise to attempt to get a bill through their assigned committee and to open debate on the Senate floor.  The event will be held in Germany in March.

Model United Nations

Model United Nations is an exciting simulation of how the United Nations operates.  Delegates promote the interests of an assigned country to this vital supranational organization.  Delegates will research global hot topics and write an original resolution to debate in special committees.   Can you get your resolution passed in the General Assembly?  This is your chance to make the world a better place – or to begin your path towards global domination. This event is held in Prague, Czech Republic in January. 

Robotics Club

Our after-school robotics club works with Lego Spike robots to use Lego software to built and code programs to run missions. Each year we receive a new playing field with different assigned tasks for the robots to achieve. Our teams also participate in a virtual district competition every spring. 

Term: All Year

Open To: 6th through 8th grade

ACE Club

The Allied Club for Everyone (otherwise known as GSA) is open to anyone who is questioning their identity, anyone who wants a space where they can be themselves, anyone who is an ally to the DGF student LGBTQ+ community, and anyone who wants to have fun! ACE club provides a safe space for personal expression and discussion, a place where students can be themselves.

Term: All Year

Open To: 6th through 12th grade

High School Student Council

Student council is a group of elected and volunteer students working together with an adult advisor within the framework of a constitution or bylaws to provide a means for student expression and assistance in school affairs and activities, give opportunities for student experience in leadership and encourage student to faculty to community relations.

Term: All Year

Open To: 9th grade to 12th grade

JS2S/Student Ambassador MS/HS

Students help students transition into and out of our school.

Term: All Year

Open To: Grades 6th - 12th

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

The students work outside of school on an independent research project. They complete the project and write up a report to submit to the DoDEA Europe POC. If their report is selected, they will present their research in Germany. Reports must be submitted by Jan. 6, 2023.

Term: All Year

Open To: Grades 9th - 12th

Art Club

Express your voice and views in the creative studio space while gaining skills and learning new techniques.

Term: All Year

Open To: Grades 6th - 12th

National Honors Society

Students complete local projects and membership is based on grades, community service, and recommendations.

Term: All Year

Open To: Grades 10th - 12th

National Juniors Honors Society

Students complete local projects and membership is based on grades, community service, and recommendations.

Term: All Year

Open To: Grades 7th - 8th

Library Book Club

The Library Book Club's mission is to give students have a place to gather and discuss their favorite books; and students can gain useful student aide skills in the library and become library volunteer helpers.

Term: All Year

Open To: 6th grade through 12th grade

Additional Info: First and third Tuesdays of the month, from 3:15-4:30

Maker Space Club

The Maker Space Club is for student who wants to learn skills with tools, technology, and the design process in order to express their creativity using STEAM concepts.

Term: All Year

Open To: 6th grade to 12th grade

Additional Info: Second and forth Tuesdays of the month in the library from 3:15-4:30