Category Archives: School News


School bus safety begins, ends at home

by DoDEA-Europe East District Transportation Supervisor   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Safe student transportation is one of DoDEA-Europe East District’s highest priorities.   The following highlights critical school transportation-related safety protocol and measures to keep students safe and prepared for the daily travel to and from their school.   LOOK at and…

August 20th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News

Back-To-School event to prepare community for 2018-2019 year

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Parents can prepare for the 2018-2019 school year with a back-to-school celebration at the Tower Barracks Main Exchange Aug. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.   The celebration will assist parents and students of all ages as they get ready for the new school year…

August 8th, 2018 News, School News

Army Europe releases new child supervision regulation

  by Ruth Ploeger, Army Europe School Liaison Officer   SEMBACH, Germany — While many yearn for the days of kids running rampant through town with no worries for their safety, the world and our understanding of the cognitive abilities of children has changed.   Military installations are typically very…

July 31st, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News

USAG Bavaria recognizes graduates, educational milestones

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers as well as community member graduates received their associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees during a ceremony May 18 at Rose Barracks.   Since last year, 2,100 Soldiers in the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria footprint have completed more than 6,000 college courses using more than $4…

May 23rd, 2018 News, School News
Teachers Edith Worden (back left) and Veronika Northam, along with Hohenfels' supervisory librarian Nancy Barker, pose with students from the Maedchenrealschule and Knabenrealschule during the annual English Reading Contest May 8 at Turnbull Memorial Library. (Courtesy Photo)

Turnbull Memorial Library hosts reading contest for Neumarkt schools

  By Veronika Northam, Realschulen for girls and boys in Neumarkt   HOHENFELS, Germany — As an encouragement for German students not only to read but to do so in a foreign language, the Realschulen for girls and boys in Neumarkt held its annual English reading contest for seventh graders here…

May 23rd, 2018 School News

Military Brats can win treats at Grafenwoehr Exchange April 18

    AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – What’s pint-sized, wears purple and is tough enough to meet the challenges of a military upbringing? Military brats!   On April 18, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service at Tower Barracks, Rose Barracks and Hohenfels will celebrate Purple Up Day,…

April 11th, 2018 News, School News

The Garmisch Community Library Presents: Oliver Pötzsch

by Katherine Livingstone   GARMISCH, Germany — It was a book reading. It was a puppet show. It was a concert. It was Oliver Pötzsch!   Once again, Bavarian author Oliver Pötzsch regaled the Garmisch community, with his smart blend of stories, music, and medieval show and tell. This year it…

March 26th, 2018 News, School News

Young lives, big stories contest celebrates military youth

    April is Month of the Military Child.   Month of the Military Child activities and events reaffirm the Army’s commitment to ensuring excellence in schools, childcare and youth services as well as providing a strong supportive environment where children can thrive.   USAG Bavaria celebrates the Month of…

March 11th, 2018 News, School News

College and Career Night at Vilseck High School March 26

  VILSEK, Germany — Pinpointing the right college and associated financial assistance just got a lot less stressful for students and parents living in the USAG Bavaria community.   The first annual “Vilseck High School College and Career Night” will be held Mon, March 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.…

February 28th, 2018 News, School News

How Netzaberg Elementary shares holiday spirit

By Sonya Gates, Assistant Principal, Netzaberg Elementary School     GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — As part of Netzaberg Elementary School’s Kindness Challenge, NES students participated in spreading kindness and holiday cheer in several ways this season.     First, NES students partnered up with H.A.L.O.S., or Humanos Ayudando Los Oprimidos y Sufridos,…

December 21st, 2017 News, School News