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    Abn Corps Paraglide News Fort Bragg NC May 5 2014 Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lasundra McCray currently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom spends quality time as a math mentor before her deployment Photo Andrea Mial Bowley Elementary School On the morning of April 1 Bowley Elementary and Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion XVIII Airborne Corps celebrated the Month of the Military Child Over 400 students faculty and staff raised the nation s colors and recited the Pledge of Allegiance Not nearly enough time was spent to aptly recognize military children for the gift they are to their parents and the community What made this day all the more special was the unique relationship that has been reformed between HHB XVIII Abn Corps and Bowley Elementary School Just as a Soldier must reintegrate with his or her spouse after deployment so must the military community reconnect with its broader community after deployment Lt Gen Joseph Anderson then commander of Fort Bragg and XVIII Abn Corps and current commander of International Security Assistance Force Joint Command recognized a need to reestablish some of these community bonds In August 2013 Anderson began a conversation with the Fort Bragg Department of Defense Education leadership At a meeting attended by the district superintendents and Fort Bragg principals Anderson asked who needs a partner Andrea Mial principal of Bowley Elementary School immediately raised her hand and on that day was born the first of a renewed program of Fort Bragg School partnerships On Dec 10 2013 a group of six paratroopers from the XVIII Abn Corps headquarters began a Math Mentor Program at Bowley engaging third fourth and fifth graders who volunteer to participate in this unique extra curricular forum The goal of a math mentor is to provide a positive adult role model in

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    Officers Non DoD Schools Employment Equal Opportunity Business Opportunities Supporting Offices DoDEA HQ DoDEA HQ About DoDEA DoDEA Director News Room Virtual High School DoDEA Regulations Districts Schools Data Center Quick Headlines Curriculum DoDEA Accreditation Eligibility Enrollment Student Support Services Special Education Parents Students Employees Teachers Teacher of the Year School Liaison Officers Calendars Human Resources Equal Opportunity Supporting Offices Procurement Business Opportunities Non DoD Schools Contact Us Facebook Twitter Pinterest Flickr You Tube Search DoDEA Quick Links DoDEA Director Becoming a Teacher Current Vacancies DoDEA Curriculum Newsroom Press Releases Multimedia Media Advisories Publications Downloads DoDEA Celebrates Headlines DoDEA Quick Headlines Back to Previous Page All News Items Three FKHS seniors win 2 000 DeCA scholarship The Gold Standard Fort Knox KY May 2 2014 DeCA The Defense Commissary Agency awarded 2 000 scholarships toward tuition at a four year school to 10 military high school seniors Three of the seniors were from Fort Knox High School and the remaining were from Elizabethtown Ky as well as schools from Lexington Ky Taylorsville Ky Crestwood Ky and Jeffersonville Ind Scholarships were open to qualified sons and daughters of U S military ID card holders to include active duty retirees and Guard Reserve To qualify applicants had to have 3 0 GPA write an essay that demonstrates critical thinking and provide examples of community involvement and extracurricular activities The awardees are as follows Christina Rice Tony Bell and Richard Thackrey Fort Knox Tyler Farquhar Lexington Ky Hannah Kingsbury Louisville Ky Shayna Sagadraca and Amber Vincent Elizabethtown Ky Megan Hayes Taylorsville Ky Dennis Rumpel Jeffersonville Ind Luke Ander son Crestwood Ky Back to Previous Page All News Items DoDEA DoD Global Footer Menus DoDEA Virtual School DoDEA School Calendars Non DoD Schools Contact DoDEA Interested in Becoming a Teacher Contract Opportunities Education Facility

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    news is the forecast for the weekend looks good and that means the Eagles should have the opportunity to show what they re capable of on the courts I ve definitely improved from the beginning of this tennis season Quichocho said I thought I was terrible at the beginning of the season but it s gotten a lot better from the first day Regions kick off Friday and continue through the weekend The Eagles will have competitors on the boys and girls side in singles and doubles competing with 16 other area schools for a shot to advance into the state tournament The tournament is single elimination with eight seeded players headlining each field Eagles who appear to have the best chance of advancing include Quichocho and junior Maria Rogers in girls singles and the boys doubles team of seniors Will Ostlund and Robert Bell Robert and I have had a pretty successful season so far Ostlund said We re going into the region tournament pretty strong and hope to make it to round two The ultimate goal is to win the whole thing From what we ve done this season we think that s entirely possible because we ve had a really good season and we ve improved a lot since last year Head coach Liz Barnes also commented on the improved play of Ha ane Blair and Yuri Maisel calling the doubles team her most improved players on the season Barnes said while the weather has made things difficult she is happy with the way the team has progressed overall this season despite sometimes going four five or six days without being able to hit the courts The last couple of weeks we ve had some great practice and great matches Barnes said You see their confidence improving

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    2 2014 Mary Ellen Cravotta a librarian at Irwin Intermediate School at Fort Bragg sits with youth selected by the Reading is Fundamental organization in February Cravotta said that the professional photo will be used as part of a film about her to be shown as she receives a RIF Volunteer of the Year award at a gala in Washington D C today Photo Courtesy photo Today Mary Ellen Cravotta has a date on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D C A librarian at Irwin Intermediate School Cravotta is one of three persons who will receive the Reading is Fundamental Volunteer of the Year Award at an annual gala The award is presented to those who are dedicated to improving children s literacy I am just really thrilled because Reading is Fundamental is certainly a wonderful organization said Cravotta who has spent 38 years with Department of Defense schools To be recognized as one of three national volunteers it really is a real honor Cravotta has facilitated various RIF events at Fort Bragg including bringing NBA legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar to the Irwin Intermediate School to read his childrens book Sasquatch in the Paint in September 2013 and having a book reading for Devers Elementary School students during the Month of the Military Child April 2012 My job is to create a culture of reading where everyone is excited about reading the teachers the students the parents said Cravotta who invites parents and students to an after school reading program in Irwin s Information Center four days a week The after school reading program which runs each school day but Wednesday began in October 2013 and supports about 180 students and parents per quarter she said Parents are allowed to check out 10 books in addition to the books that the

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    to carry what they learn every day into the future As a Science Technology Engineering and Math school FRES takes pride in charging into conducting experiments finding innovative ways to educate its students and encouraging the children to be inventors engineers and scientists said FRES principal Vicki Gilmer The students have been working on the engineering design process and have really enjoyed the hands on approach to learning she said So to celebrate all their hard work we held STEM Fest Today is a celebration of all the thinking skills they developed this year STEM Fest was held Friday at the school where students were divided into six groups that rotated around six different learning stations The learning stations included the invention convention where a power truck from Pea River Electric Cooperative was on hand a Zumba class station a Google Doodle station a hands on station that included different activities such as team cup stacking and building a zip line a power safety class and a star lab station But before the students began their trip across the school Capt Adam Samiof and CW3 Carl Miller 1st Battalion 13th Aviation Battalion gave a demonstration of the RQ 11B Raven unmanned aircraft system We came to talk about the Raven at the school because all unmanned aircraft systems envelope all STEM subjects We want to show them that if STEM subjects interest them then one day they can maybe work with UAS said Samiof We talked about futuristic avionics and what future airplanes might look like They might not realize that they themselves might be the developers of new technology for helicopters airplanes and UAS Miller believes that children have many ideas that are amazing to consider as an adult Their minds work much differently than when we were growing up he said It is a lot easier for them to think outside the box because for them they don t even know what the box is Haylie Rankin said that her favorite subject is art but that she appreciated science because it helps create new ways for her to express herself I love art because I can show my emotions on a piece of paper Art is amazing but I have to have tools to paint and draw with she said I can t make art without brushes and paint and crayons and someone used science to make the things I need to make art STEM Fest was the culminating event after a long week of field trips and guest speakers We had representatives from Farley Nuclear Plant come and speak with the children we visited U S Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory we visited the Army Aviation Museum and did a scavenger hunt for inventions past and present and we visited Lyster Army Health Clinic where we learned about medical inventions tools and even diseases said the principal The entire school also participated in an invention project for several weeks where students were given the task to solve a

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    Non DoD Schools Employment Equal Opportunity Business Opportunities Supporting Offices DoDEA HQ DoDEA HQ About DoDEA DoDEA Director News Room Virtual High School DoDEA Regulations Districts Schools Data Center Quick Headlines Curriculum DoDEA Accreditation Eligibility Enrollment Student Support Services Special Education Parents Students Employees Teachers Teacher of the Year School Liaison Officers Calendars Human Resources Equal Opportunity Supporting Offices Procurement Business Opportunities Non DoD Schools Contact Us Facebook Twitter Pinterest Flickr You Tube Search DoDEA Quick Links DoDEA Director Becoming a Teacher Current Vacancies DoDEA Curriculum Newsroom Press Releases Multimedia Media Advisories Publications Downloads DoDEA Celebrates Headlines DoDEA Quick Headlines Back to Previous Page All News Items Lejeune Theater Guild presents Footloose by Ashley Torres The Globe Camp Lejeune NC May 1 2014 Audiences will witness one of the most iconic movie musicals burst onto the stage as members of the Lejeune Theater Guild put on its largest production with their spring musical of Footloose at Lejeune High School aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Friday and Saturday Read more Back to Previous Page All News Items DoDEA DoD Global Footer Menus DoDEA Virtual School DoDEA School Calendars Non DoD Schools Contact DoDEA Interested in Becoming a Teacher Contract Opportunities

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    Parents Students Employees Teachers Teacher of the Year School Liaison Officers Calendars Human Resources Equal Opportunity Supporting Offices Procurement Business Opportunities Non DoD Schools Contact Us Facebook Twitter Pinterest Flickr You Tube Search DoDEA Quick Links DoDEA Director Becoming a Teacher Current Vacancies DoDEA Curriculum Newsroom Press Releases Multimedia Media Advisories Publications Downloads DoDEA Celebrates Headlines DoDEA Quick Headlines Back to Previous Page All News Items Lejeune HS Students Recognized as American Red Cross Volunteers Jeanette Martinez Camp Lejeune NC April 30 2014 Lejeune High School Career Practicum Students recognized Monday April 28th 2014 at the Camp Lejeune American Red Cross Volunteer Recognition Ceremony Photo Unknown Camp Lejeune High School Career Practicum Students were recognized on Monday April 28th 2014 at the Camp Lejeune American Red Cross Volunteer Recognition The luncheon and recognition was held at the Paradise Point Officer s Club Along with American Red Cross volunteers Career Practicum students from Lejeune High School were recognized for their internships at the Naval Hospital within their chosen medical fields Christian Ayala Operating Room Alexa Capozzolo Nursing Pediatrics Hunter Case Nursing Pediatrics Camelia Cretu Nursing Ambulatory Procedures Unit Keion Johnson Bio Med Engineering Michaela Johnson Nursing Emergency Room Gabrielle Ruskin Nursing Emergency Room Azaia Wallace Physical Therapy and Nikia Wallace Nursing Pain Management Chaplin Rummery USN gave the Invocation and Michael Patton Senior Station Manager opened the ceremony with remarks of humanity and voluntary service worldwide by the Red Cross The guest speaker for the event was Pastor Chris Phillips of River of Life Church Jacksonville NC He spoke of giving of ourselves Presentations of a Certificate of Appreciation and a Red Cross bag were made by Katie Jeffries Station Chairman which read In grateful appreciation for your volunteer service and commitment to the Camp Lejeune community Through your dedication to

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    countless awards including the Spotlight Award for Best Actor in a Musical a nomination for an Arizoni Award in the category Best Actor in a lead role musical an OEA Award for Yesterday and Today and most recently I was a recipient of the Midland Business Journals 40 under 40 award recognizing entrepreneurs in the Omaha area under 40 years old and the 2014 CPACS Alumni Award for Excellence in Public Service from the University of Nebraska at Omaha Q What is a typical day for you A A typical work day involves driving to the venue setting up all of the equipment a soundcheck making sure everything works and sounds correct dinner a meet and greet meeting VIP audience members and answering questions a pre show warm up perform a two to three hour show do a post show meet and greet tear down and pack up all of the equipment drive back to the hotel sleep and do it all over the next day Q What led you to this career path A Undoubtedly I owe a huge amount of choosing a career in the arts to my time at Faith Middle School In seventh and eighth grade I was lucky enough to work with two artists in residence that sparked my interest in the arts and helped in realizing that this could be a valid career path Also I was lucky enough to participate in Lorri Blanchard s chorus program for three years She was a great mentor and helped give me the confidence to perform in front of an audience Q What is your education background A I graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a degree in English and minor in theater Q What was it like for you as a military child A Honestly I now feel privileged to have been a military child As military kids we were forced to sacrifice things that regular kids take for granted things like having the same school same friends and same cities for our entire school age years What we gained however was a unique experience that I wouldn t trade for anything New friends coming in all of the time new experiences and the ability to adapt to change These are life skills that military kids learn at an early age and are able to use throughout life Q This month is Month of the Military Child which celebrates military children what would you say to today s generation of military children A Military kids are a special breed Like our parents we experience the military life that those who haven t experienced it can t understand We are part of a special fraternity When I perform around the country I proudly tell the audience that I m a military kid After the shows I always love it when audience members come up to me and say with a wink I was a military kid too Nothing more needs to be said we

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