Category Archives: School News

Vilseck High graduates amidst coronavirus pandemic

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Students from Vilseck High School graduated on June 6, 2020, with hopes for their future amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.    “I want to commend us for how optimistic, resilient and unwavering we all have been throughout this process,” said Vilseck High School Class President Hassanatou Balde.   Vilseck…

June 9th, 2020 News, School News

Local students discuss their experiences with digital learning during COVID-19

    By Dr. Bill Hunter, Stella Martinelli of Grafenwoehr Elementary School, and Vivian Velez of Vilseck High School   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — When DoDEA Europe closed schools indefinitely due to COVID-19, many teachers, parents and students did not know what to expect. “It was like that one dream that…

May 15th, 2020 News, School News

Vilseck Elementry School awards ceremony to celebrate reducing waste and encourage recycling

by Christa Rolls, USAG Bavaria DPW Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Vilseck Elementary School held a special assembly awarding students who reduced their lunchtime waste. For three months, teachers and parent volunteers with first through fifth grade students monitored the amount of trash and recyclable products produced at Wednesday…

March 3rd, 2020 School News

Hohenfels youth showcase artistic talents

  HOHENFELS, Germany — The Hohenfels Boys and Girls Clubs of America showcased their artistic talents at the 2020 BGCA Art Exhibition award ceremony here, Jan. 17.   Little artists, ages six to 12, competed in five different categories and in two age groups.  All 11 participants were awarded with…

January 31st, 2020 News, School News

USAG Bavaria Education Centers host annual Military Academic Achievement Award ceremony

  By Perla Matthews, USAG Bavaria Education Center/Embry Riddle Aeronautical University   VILSECK, Germany — USAG Bavaria Education Centers hosted the 2019 Military Academic Achievement Award ceremony Nov. 13 alongside Tri-Services Schools.   The event was held at the Multi-Purpose Center, Building 134 located at Rose Barracks.   A total…

December 3rd, 2019 News, School News

Who’s Ms. Taylor? Netzaberg Middle School journalism students press teacher with questions

  By Seventh & Eighth Grade Journalism Students, Netzaberg Middle School Photos by Luz Pasillas and Alexander Holt, Seventh Grade   NETZABERG, Germany — Ms. Taylor teaches seventh grade language arts at Netzaberg Middle School.   Together with Ms. Behrendt, the two teachers have been teaching a journalism class called KTV,…

November 21st, 2019 News, School News

Netzaberg Elementary School holds St. Martin’s Lantern Parade

  Story courtesy of Netzaberg Elementary School   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Students at Netzaberg Elementary school participated in the 4th annual “Netzaberg Lantern Walk” around the school grounds on Nov. 5.   NES’ new principal, Arturo Rivera, led the annual event, along with host nation teachers Melanie Waechter-Greulich and Veronica…

November 8th, 2019 News, School News

‘Richtfest’ marks milestone in Grafenwoehr Elementary School construction

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. and German officials gathered here Nov. 7 to clink glasses in a major milestone toward completion of the new Grafenwoehr Elementary School.   Community leaders, engineers, builders and school staff rendezvoused at the grounds of the ongoing construction site for a Richtfest — a German…

November 8th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, 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…

October 22nd, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News, Travel

Garmisch students practice fire safety, earn a ride on a fire truck

  GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN —In commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on Oct. 8, 1871, Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of Oct. 9. This year’s theme “Plan And Practice Your Escape. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere!” is designed to protect your family in case…

October 10th, 2019 News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News