Category Archives: 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

New Ed Center staff envision better community outreach

  By Lorain Ambrocio, Hohenfels Education Center staff writer   HOHENFELS, Germany — Two new education services specialists have landed in Bavaria with one goal in mind: help service members excel in their education through community outreach.   In Grafenwoehr, Erin Sorensen sits in her new office well before opening…

August 16th, 2016 News, School News

Understanding the school lunch program

  By Ruth Ploeger, Army Region School Liaison Officer   The Exchange provides school lunch to K-12 students on Army and Air Force installations in Germany. If you send your child to a DoDEA-Europe school, your child is eligible for the Student Meal Program, and maybe even the Free and…

August 15th, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

Attending a non-DOD school

  By Ruth Ploeger, Army Region School Liaison Officer   Some duty stations in Europe do not have Department of Defense (DOD) schools in some or all grades. Dependent students in these locations are served by the Non-DOD Schools Program (NDSP), which provides access to English language educational options. This program is not available…

August 7th, 2016 News, School News

School lunch prices increase overseas beginning Aug 2016

  Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs   Starting August 2016, school lunch prices at all Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools outside the continental United States (with the exception of Guam) will increase because of rising operational costs and to comply with federal law.   This…

August 3rd, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

Exchange expands layaway items for back-to-school season

  Army & Air Force Exchange Service news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is helping military students head to the top of the class during the 2016-17 school year by extending its layaway program to include computers and tablets needed to succeed in…

June 28th, 2016 News, School News