Category Archives: 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

Read Across America guides children to read in Hohenfels

  HOHENFELS, Germany — Thirty-eight community members from the Joint Multinational Readiness Center took part in the annual celebration known as Read Across America Day by reading one or more of their favorite children’s books to Hohenfels Elementary School students, here, March 1.   This year was different. Author Hunter…

March 5th, 2019 News, School News

Netzaberg Middle School student wins European spelling bee title

  By European Parent Teacher Association   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The European Parent Teacher Association hosted the 37th annual EPTA Regional Spelling Bee Feb. 23 at Ramstein Elementary School on Ramstein Air Base.   The event featured 25 local spelling bee champions in grades 3-8 from Department of Defense Education…

March 1st, 2019 News, School News

Engineers to break ground on new Grafenwoehr Elementary School

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army leadership and school officials are set to break ground Nov. 20 on the Grafenwoehr Elementary School.   Department of Defense Education Activity — the agency overseeing U.S. military schools overseas — is funding the $38 million project.   The new school is scheduled to…

November 1st, 2018 Environmental, 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 24th, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News, Travel

#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…

October 19th, 2018 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News

Garmisch Community Library earns 2018 excellence award

  By Katherine Livingston, Library Technician, Garmisch   GARMISCH, Germany — The efforts of the Garmisch Community Library were recognized throughout the Army when it took home the 2018 Excellence in Army Recreation, Small Garrison Library and Information Services Award.   The results of the Army Recreation Awards were released Sept.…

October 9th, 2018 News, School News