Category Archives: School News

Universal free school lunch ending June 30

AAFES Press Release   DALLAS – As USDA child nutrition COVID-19 waivers expire on June 30, free school lunches at Department of Defense Education Activity schools outside the continental United States will end once the 2022-23 school year begins.   During the COVID-19 pandemic, students enrolled at DoDEA schools received…

June 2nd, 2022 News, School News

Feb. 17 is the application deadline for the annual Scholarships for Military Children program

DeCA News Release   FORT LEE, Va. – The Feb. 17 deadline to apply to the Scholarships for Military Children program, administered by the nonprofit Fisher House Foundation, is quickly approaching.   A total of 500 scholarship grants, each for $2,000, will be awarded for the 2022-23 school year with…

February 11th, 2022 News, School News

Grafenwoehr Exchange rewards classroom excellence with You Made the Grade program

AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Whether learning at home or in the classroom, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is recognizing military students for academic accomplishments through its You Made the Grade program. Students in grades first through 12, who maintain a B average or higher, are…

December 1st, 2021 News, School News

Howard-Brahaney Selected as DoDEA Europe Director for Student Excellence

DoDEA Press Release Alexandria, VA – DoDEA Director Tom Brady has named Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney as the DoDEA Europe Director for Student Excellence, effective Dec. 19, 2021. She will be responsible for DoDEA’s 64 schools and nearly 4,000 employees that serve 25,000 military-connected students across Europe. The selection was made…

November 30th, 2021 News, School News

GES kindergarteners trick-or-treat Grafenwoehr Mayor

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In the spirit of Halloween, Grafenwoehr Elementary School kindergarteners donned costumes and visited the Grafenwoehr Rathaus and Mayor Edgar Knobloch on Thursday, Oct. 21. Per American tradition, the host nation mayor distributed trick-or-treat candy to the children, and in return, the children surprised him with sweets of…

October 21st, 2021 Holiday, News, School News

GES and GES PTA recognized nationally as a School of Excellence

By Charissa Olson, Grafenwoehr Elementary School PAO   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — National PTA has recognized Grafenwoehr Elementary School and Grafenwoehr Elementary School PTA as a 2020-2022 School of Excellence for their accomplishments in building a strong, effective family-school partnership that is enriching the educational experience and overall well-being for all…

September 23rd, 2021 News, School News

Military students overseas to continue receiving free school meals

AAFES Press Release   DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, in conjunction with the Department of Defense and Department of Defense Education Activity, will continue to serve free meals to all students enrolled at DoDEA schools overseas.    “The USDA recently extended a waiver to the DoD School…

July 29th, 2021 News, School News

DVS kindergarten request window open for SY2021-22

DODEA Press Release   ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The request window for students entering virtual option kindergarten for the 2021 to 2022 school year is now open through Aug. 18, or until all available spaces are filled. Parents are committing their student(s) to be enrolled in DoDEA Virtual School for the…

July 23rd, 2021 News, School News

DoDEA builds new 21st century school campus on Tower Barracks

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The new Grafenwoehr Elementary School, which is undergoing construction on U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Tower Barracks, is scheduled to open in January 2022. This new 21st century school will serve students currently located in the Tower Barracks area from kindergarten to fifth grade.   According to Grafenwoehr…

March 2nd, 2021 News, School News