Category Archives: School News


Scholarships for Military Children to open Dec. 13

  Defense Commissary Agency News Release   FORT LEE, Va. – This holiday season is full of the usual landmark dates, including Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. One other date in December, however, vies for importance for some military families: the Commissary’s opening of Scholarships for Military Children Program.…

December 6th, 2016 News, School News

ACES turns spotlight on education support professionals

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army Continuing Education System celebrates Education Support Professionals Day by recognizing three outstanding faculty members who support local education initiatives with administrative, counseling and testing services.   The celebration is part of the National Education Association’s 95th annual American Education Week, which ran from Nov.…

November 29th, 2016 News, School News

Students sow seeds and harvest knowledge in school gardens

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Autumn is a time of harvest, and student farmers from Netzaberg, Grafenwoehr and Vilseck Elementary Schools are doing just that in their school gardens.   In gardens filled with flowers, vegetables, fruits and herbs, students are discovering where food comes from and what it takes to grow…

November 17th, 2016 Environmental, News, School News

Vilseck AJROTC defeats Lafayette AJROTC

  Story by Erik Anderson Ph.D., Shooters Technology LLC   VILSECK, Germany — Shooting their highest score of the season, Vilseck Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, or AJROTC, defeated Lafayette AJROTC 1458 to 1425 last week in the National Air Rifle League. Their third win in a row, Vilseck…

October 25th, 2016 News, School News

Netzaberg Elementary School accepts Great Kindness Challenge

  By, Judy Villanueva, 3rd and 5th-grade School Counselor, Netzaberg Elementary School   NETZABERG, Germany — Netzaberg Elementary School is participating in the Great Kindness Challenge, or GKC, Nov. 14-18.   The challenge is an innovative bully prevention initiative where students do as many kind acts as possible, choosing from…

October 19th, 2016 School News

Grafenwoehr Elementary School and Grafenwoehr Elementary School PTA Recognized Nationally as a School of Excellence

Grafenwoehr, Germany — National Parent Teacher Association, or PTA, has once again recognized Grafenwoehr Elementary School and the Grafenwoehr Elementary School PTA as a National PTA School of Excellence for their achievement in building effective family-school partnerships.   Research shows that when families and schools work together, student achievement increases,…

October 6th, 2016 School News

‘You Made the Grade’ program rewards students’ good grades

  Army & Air Force Exchange Service news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Military students at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria can turn good grades into rewards — and a chance at a $2,000 gift card — with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade program.  …

September 6th, 2016 News, School News

Software issues with new school meal program to be resolved soon

A message from the Exchange about the new school meal program.   Dear Parents/Guardian:   The Exchange School Meal Program at overseas locations has implemented a new software program that provides several new features, including an on-line application process for the Free and Reduced School Meal program.  This new process…

August 26th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

Exchange improves overseas school lunches this year

  Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs   The Army & Air Force Exchange Service will implement several improvements to its overseas school lunch program this year.   Starting in the fall semester, the Exchange will expand menu options, bring in higher-quality food ingredients and implement a new…

August 26th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

Playground pump and stroller-friendly walks: Fun summer activities with small children

GARMISCH, Germany — Two New Parent Support Programs, coordinated by Army Community Service’s Kara Tobin, connect family members in Garmisch this summer.   Both programs offer an opportunity for fitness, fresh air and chatting with other parents.   The Playground Pump group meets at one of the playgrounds in the…

August 23rd, 2016 News, School News