Category Archives: 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

Some students to attend new school to prevent overcrowding at Netzaberg Elementary School

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Attendance will be shifted at three elementary schools in the Bavaria footprint during the 2016-2017 school year to prevent overcrowding at Netzaberg Elementary School.   About 50 students spread across Grafenwoehr Elementary School and Netzaberg Elementary School will be affected. Vilseck Elementary School — which has…

June 14th, 2016 News, School News

Environmental Division’s ‘Experience Spring’ contest winners announced

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Environmental Division’s first annual ‘Experience Spring’ contest has wrapped up and the winners have been announced.   Eight teachers submitted entries from Netzaberg, Vilseck and Hohenfels Elementary Schools. The purpose of the contest is to encourage children to explore nature and learn about local German plant…

June 7th, 2016 Environmental, News, School News

Vilseck medical team to visit Garmisch to conduct youth sports physicals

    GARMISCH, Germany — Bavaria Medical Department Activity will send a team to Garmisch to offer CYS sports physicals for children enrolled in school, ages 5 and older, June 8-10. Appointments will be available on:   Wed, June 8 from 1 – 5 p.m.   Thu, June 9 from…

June 2nd, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, News, School News

Community helps Netzaberg Elementary School celebrate Earth Day

  Photos and story by Betsy Shepherd, Netzaberg Elementary School fourth-grader   NETZABERG, Germany — On May 13 Netzaberg Elementary School students learned all about making our Earth a better place while celebrating being green with their Earth Day Extravaganza.   The extravaganza featured stations where eager students learned about…

May 31st, 2016 Environmental, School News

DoDEA Europe director visits Grafenwoehr Elementary School

  By Anthony Cazares and Cameron Mayfield, GES fifth-grade students   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — On Thursday, May 5, the students of Grafenwoehr Elementary School had a special visitor visit the school.   Dr. Dell McMullen, the Director of DoDEA Europe, visited the school to watch learning in action. She was…

May 23rd, 2016 News, School News