Category Archives: 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

Gratitude Initiative now accepting applications for grades 8-11

  Calling all Army families! Gratitude Initiative is now accepting applications for students in grades 8-11 for the GI College Success Academy.   GI provides the most comprehensive college and career counseling, SAT/ACT Test Prep, and financial aid counseling program, free of charge to our military families. The program is…

October 2nd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

Grafenwoehr Elementary School students learn to be reporters

  By Grafenwoehr Elementary School fourth-graders   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Dr. Hunter recently taught fourth-graders at Grafenwoehr Elementary School how to write newspaper articles with photographs.   Dr. Hunter is a fourth-grade teacher who has been teaching for 34 years. In addition to being a teacher, he has worked as…

September 30th, 2019 News, School News

Operation Homefront accepting 2020 Military Child of the Year nominations, Award for Innovation applications

  Operation Homefront News Release   Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit that builds strong, stable and secure military families, is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Military Child of the Year® Awards, as well as applications for the 2020 Military Child of the Year® Award for Innovation.   Nominations are…

September 26th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

Grafenwoehr Child Development Center closing for renovation, expansion

  USAG Bavaria Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Tower Barracks Child Development Center at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria will temporarily close for renovations and expansion beginning Nov. 1, 2019.   On Monday, Nov. 4, the Tower Barracks CDC hourly care program…

September 19th, 2019 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…

August 26th, 2019 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News

DoDEA, Exchange offer “Start Smart” Breakfast Program at USAG Bavaria schools

  AAFES News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Department of Defense Education Activity and Exchange will offer the “Start Smart” Breakfast Program at more U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria schools for the 2019-2020 school year.   The Vilseck elementary and high schools, the Grafenwoehr Elementary School, and the Hohenfels elementary, middle…

August 22nd, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, 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