Category Archives: School News


Military children sculpt magic with Play-Doh back-to-school event at your Main Exchange

  AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service invites military children to get their creative juices flowing with a Play-Doh Sculpt Day at the Tower Barracks Exchange and Garmisch Exchange.   Children 3 and older can let their imaginations run wild on Aug.…

August 2nd, 2019 News, School News

Overseas school lunch prices see slight increase for 2019-2020 school year

  AAFES NEWS RELEASE   All Department of Defense Education Activity schools in Europe will adjust school lunch pricing by 25 cents for the 2019–2020 school year.   This change is due the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (Public Law 111-296), which requires participants in the U.S. Department of Agriculture meal…

July 9th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

Deadline to transfer GI Bill benefits is July 12

  Original article by Devon L. Suits, Army News Service   WASHINGTON — Soldiers with over 16 years of service who want to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill to a dependent must do so before July 12, or risk losing the ability to transfer education benefits.   Last year, the…

June 19th, 2019 Legal Issues, News, School News

Assessment shows second year of growth in math and literacy at DoDEA schools

  DoDEA news release   ALEXANDRIA, Virginia – The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) recently completed its second-year administration of the DoDEA Summative Assessments, posting gains in literacy and mathematics in the first possible year of comparative measurement for the criterion-referenced examinations.   More than 50,000 military-connected students from…

June 13th, 2019 News, School News

Grafenwoehr Elementary School PTA awarded Google and National PTA grant to address digital safety

  GRAFENWOEHR ELEMENTARY PTA NEWS RELEASE   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Grafenwoehr Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association has been awarded a $1,000 grant from National PTA® and Google to provide parents with the resources they need to answer practical questions about digital safety and citizenship. The grant will be used to host…

April 29th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News

2 steps to registering for DODEA-Europe schools

  By Ruth Ploeger, Army Region School Liaison Officer   Families stationed in Europe typically send their children to the Department of Defense Education Activity Schools.   Access the DODEA Eligibility Information.   Registration Step 1   Online pre-registration assists schools with preparing for your child. Please complete this as soon…

April 24th, 2019 News, School News

NES student council bring dragon snacks to USO

A message from the Secretary of Netzaberg Elementary School Student Council        By Audrey Jones, Fifth-Grade, Secretary, NES Student Council   Thanks to the students at Netzaberg Elementary School and the student council.   In March children at the USO on Tower Barracks in Grafenwoehr were greeted with…

April 18th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

Phase 1 of 2 of Gate 6 traffic circle construction set to begin

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Construction is set to begin on a traffic circle outside Tower Barracks’ 24/7 gate resulting in detours and modified gate hours.   In mid-November 2018 garrison officials here and members of the German building authority announced plans to co-fund a project to build a traffic circle…

April 12th, 2019 News, School News, Travel

‘Military Kids Can!’ art and essay contest runs April 1 to 30

  By Susan A. Merkner, U.S. Army Installation Management Command   JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Fort Sam Houston, Texas — Entries may be submitted April 1-30 for the 2019 Young Lives, BIG Stories contest sponsored by U.S. Army Installation Management Command Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.    The essay…

March 28th, 2019 News, School News

Author takes virtual trip to Hohenfels, Germany

  HOHENFELS, Germany — A North Carolina author supported Read Across America Day for military children attending Hohenfels Elementary School, here, in Germany.    March 1 is a special day at many schools across America and is celebrated by reading books and wearing red for the birthday of Dr. Seuss.…

March 12th, 2019 News, School News