Category Archives: School News

Beaming lanterns, smiles at NES during annual lantern walk

By Sonja Foxworthy, teacher, Netzaberg Elementary School   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Dozens of kindergarten and first grade students, along with their parents and school staff, participated in the 2nd Annual St. Martin’s Day Lantern Walk Nov. 2, 2017 at Netzaberg Elementary School.   One week before the event, NES students decorated their…

November 15th, 2017 News, School News

Teachers explore Hohenfels, delve into ‘The Box’

By Nickayla Myers-Garner, Hohenfels School Liaison Officer   HOHENFELS, Germany — On a blistery fall afternoon, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s Hohenfels Public Affairs Specialist and Hohenfels history expert, Norbert Wittl, took an eager group of Hohenfels teachers to explore “The Box.”    USAG Bavaria’s Hohenfels Training Area is divided into…

November 15th, 2017 News, School News

#BavariaWeatherEyes – Expand visibility, influence weather decisions

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Staying informed of weather and road conditions is easy. But understanding what occurs between the fall of the first snowflake and the decisions that follow is more complex.   Inclement weather that arrives during the fall and winter months sets into motion a series of events…

November 7th, 2017 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News

What to do when bad weather hits Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Inclement weather brought on by the autumn and winter months can deliver a blow to Bavaria and the surrounding area, affecting your decision to travel.   Garrison officials and street cleaning crews at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria installations at Garmisch, Grafenwoehr, Hohenfels and Vilseck will do everything…

November 6th, 2017 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News, Travel

DoDEA schools job fair recruits, assists applicants

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A standing-room only crowd attended a job fair hosted by DoDEA Sept. 14 at Grafenwoehr Elementary School.   The job fair aimed to encourage and assist applicants in applying to vacant positions at schools on all four of USAG Bavaria’s installations at Grafenwoehr, Vilseck, Hohenfels and Garmisch.…

September 19th, 2017 School News

EFMP to host 2 free special needs workshops at Graf, Hohenfels

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The USAG Bavaria Exceptional Family Member Program, or EFMP, hosts two days of free special needs workshops in Hohenfels and Tower Barracks in Grafenwoehr.   The workshops will be presented by Specialized Training of Military Parents known as S.T.O.M.P., an organization that provides special needs related…

September 12th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, School News

Hohenfels youth earn regional, national photo contest

  HOHENFELS, Germany — Several youth from the Hohenfels area recently placed in a national contest aimed at developing youth photography skills.   Each year the Hohenfels Boys & Girls Clubs of America, or BGCA, celebrate the accomplishments of club youth as they learn the art and science of photography.…

August 25th, 2017 News, School News

Student leaders effecting change at USAG Bavaria seek more members

  By Netzaberg Middle School JLS students. Nathan Van Schaik, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs,  contributed to this report.   NETZABERG, Germany — A group of student leaders at the middle school here have a shared vision: Make their school, community and world a better place.   And they’re looking for…

March 22nd, 2017 News, School News

USAG Bavaria transitions to simplified DOD website to request childcare

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The four communities making up U.S. Garrison Bavaria are transitioning to a new single portal DOD website designed to make it easier for Soldiers and family members to find childcare.   Garmisch, Grafenwoehr/Netzaberg, Hohenfels and Vilseck will begin the transition in April and May 2017. The…

March 21st, 2017 News, School News

DoDEA launches 2017 customer satisfaction survey

DoDEA news release   Alexandria, VA – The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will administer a Customer Satisfaction Survey (CSS) from March 20 through April 14, 2017.   The CSS provides valuable feedback to DoDEA from its most important customers – students and parents – about the quality of education…

March 19th, 2017 News, School News