Category Archives: School News


Netzaberg students, Bavaria’s only competitors in Germany’s Special Olympics

  By Margaret Ballinger, Netzaberg Elementary School third-grade teacher   NETZABERG, Germany — Two students from Netzaberg Elementary School participated in Germany’s Special Olympics Dec. 4in Kaiserlauten.   Students William (Billy) Clark and Nina Ray both won first place and the gold medal for their age group (11-12 years old).…

January 7th, 2016 News, School News

Elementary school students get the scoop on beneficial bats

  Story by Christine Fox, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division Volunteer   For many, just hearing the word “bat” sparks thoughts of mystery and fear. Our culture has portrayed bats as blood sucking, shadowy creatures of the night.   But is that a fair reputation for these unique flying mammals? Ask students…

November 17th, 2015 Environmental, News, School News

Families learn more from STEAM Night at Netzaberg Elementary School

Story written by, Kristy Shelly, Netzaberg Elementary School Librarian   NETZABERG, Germany — Imagine packing science, technology, engineering, art and math all in a single 2-hour event. Well, that’s just what Netzaberg Elementary School did Oct. 2 during STEAM night with 100 families and teachers.   The event, which will…

October 29th, 2015 News, School News

‘Green Classroom’ opens at Rose Barracks

Story by Franz Zeilmann, Caecilia Meier and Simone Peuleke   VILSECK, Germany — On September 14, 2015, Garrison Commander Col. Mark Colbrook “opened the doors” to the new Green Classroom here on Rose Barracks.   Among the guests were mayors from our neighboring towns, representatives of the U.S. and German…

September 23rd, 2015 Environmental, School News

The busy parent’s guide to keeping up with your child’s schoolwork

Article submitted by the IMCOM-E Region School Liaison Officer   Are you are parent who works long hours? A single parent? A parent with several children? Or just one of the many busy parents trying to keep up with the demands of every day life?   Busy or not, a…

August 24th, 2015 Health & Lifestyle, School News

Put down the video games: How one school is turning kids back to nature

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Let’s face it. Kids today don’t get out much. According to research published in the journal Nature, 88 percent of kids spend time online every day and 69 percent play video games or watch television every day.   What’s more, kids ages 10-16 spend only 12.6 minutes…

June 24th, 2015 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, School News