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    School Liaison 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 Area teen in running for Military Child of the Year by Adelina Colbert Jacksonville Daily News Jacksonville February 26 2015 Resiliency and leadership Those were the characteristics that qualified 17 year old Christopher Raul Rodriguez as a semi finalist for the 2015 Military Child of the Year Award presented by Operation Homefront Click here to 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 Education Facility Specifications

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    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 Wiesbaden girls win back to back titles Shayna Brouker U S Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office WIESBADEN Germany February 26 2015 I have had the honor of coaching some of them for all four years of their high school career and they are such hard working scholar athletes added assistant coach Tonya Bullock They exemplify what it means to play as a team and leave it all out on the court I m so proud of the Lady Warriors basketball team With five seniors leaving Campbell said the team is prepared to make up for the loss of seasoned leadership We have some up and coming juniors who realize they are going to have to step up and lead another championship run he said I have had the honor of coaching some of them for all four years of their high school career and they are such hard working scholar athletes added assistant coach Tonya Bullock They exemplify what it means to play as a team and leave it all out on the court I m so proud of the Lady Warriors basketball team With five seniors leaving Campbell said the team is prepared to make up for the loss of seasoned leadership We have some up and coming juniors who realize they are going to have to step up and lead another championship run

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    board every week Demonstrating why the cadets at West Point enjoy her classes Lt Col West began preparing stellar Power Points to help give our class a visual of Afghanistan After learning to count and give greetings in Dari we learned about the Afghan festivals geography clothing and food Daisy s father came in to say hi to his wife and share the Google Hangout experience with Daisy and her class What a precious family affair it became especially when Holly s mother and mother in law came in to see the show Daisy s mom sent Afghan clothes and food for us to see and enjoy These students will have no trouble going into a Middle Eastern restaurant and eating with their hands as they have learned that s how you eat there Daisy s mom did ask one favor could the students please make some artwork for her bare walls The art teacher was delighted to help the students accomplish this and it was great fun to see their artist endeavors hanging on the walls the next time we had out video chat The next week she asked for our students to send some artwork to cover the bare walls of an orphanage she had just visited By the next week the art teacher had every student in the school create a project for the orphanage When WPES Principal Denise Cochenour and Educational Technologist Dr Sue Kerns came in to see the Hang Out they were so impressed they delivered one of the newly arrived portable VTC units to us Lt Col West was discussing the orphanage again and asked if it were possible for us to collect some blankets and coats as winter was approaching and the 180 kids at the orphanage did not have much with which to keep warm By the end of the day a message had been sent out from the principal By this time Daisy and her classmates were getting a very personal picture of Afghanistan They banned the phrase I hate homework after learning that 70 percent of Afghan women do not get the privilege of attending school and being required to do homework The students realized how lucky they were to be Americans particularly Americans serving in the U S Army on the beautiful granite and slate campus of West Point A far cry from the mud homes they saw on the photographs Daisy s mom had provided in her Power Points At this point I had already been bragging about the incredible experience Lt Col West was providing for our class This was teaching This was learning This was 21st Century Global citizenship And then the avalanche of learning truly came with the arrival of blankets coats socks hats gloves and scarves Students created opportunities to fundraise money via lemonade and muffin stands and I headed to my favorite consignment and thrift shops to scoop up every fleece jacket fuzzy pajamas and other items to warm up our Afghan

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    Parents Students Calendar School Liaison 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 Competition Increases for 2015 DoDEA Pacific Mathletes February 20 2015 MATHCOUNTS 2015 Pacific Competition Photo OKINAWA Japan More than 80 students from 22 DoDEA Pacific schools in Japan Okinawa and South Korea participated in the MATHCOUNTS 2015 Pacific Chapter Competition on Feb 4 Click here to read the press release 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 Specifications Military OneSource USAJobs Department

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    hurrah before the lean days of Lent The word Carnevale has its basis in the Latin term carne vale which means farewell to meat as traditionally meat was not consumed during Lent While the dates of these festivities vary somewhat most of them end on Ash Wednesday though Fastnacht is celebrated during Lent in countries such as Sweden and Luxembourg Here in Bavaria fasching traditions date from the Middle Ages and almost every town and village has its own celebration While the German Fasching festivities focus on frivolity and silliness the Carnevale of Venice Italy one of the oldest recorded pre Lenten festivals supplies a more elegant and mysterious aura In medieval Venice the wealthy and powerful often ventured into the streets masked and shrouded in voluminous cloaks for clandestine appointments The practice became so predominant that the wearing of masks was banned in Venice except during Carnevale These elaborate gowns and fanciful masks have become a hallmark of this celebration With Venice only hours from the USAG Bavaria footprint this world renowned festival is within easy reach A group of Department of Defense Dependents Schools teachers who all share a passion for costuming have been making annual pilgrimages to Carnevale for years I ve been attending Carnevale for 21 years and dressing in costume for 18 or 19 said Nancy Dauber language arts teacher at Ansbach Middle School Venice is enchanting and being in costume participating gives you the feeling that you are part of the illusion and romance that is Venice Karen Rose who retired just last year has been accompanying Dauber since 1994 Typically she makes two new costumes a year Though now living in Pendleton Oregon she still ventured back for this year s celebration Since you are completely covered and not supposed to talk it is fun to see people s reaction to your creation I do talk to people and they are always amazed that I am from the USA and do this every year Rose said While all the ladies love posing for photographs appearing in books and various media and receiving prints from professional photographers their real passion is the costumes themselves Costuming is an art creating an illusion and becoming a different personality Dauber said It becomes an addiction You can t go into a home décor or lumberyard without seeing possibilities Her colleagues agree Nancy Carillo Information Specialist at Rainbow Elementary School in Ansbach has been participating in Carnevale for 10 years and said she once made a hat from a lampshade I ve put bowls on my head in a store and ended up using it as a hat base added Cindy Peterson art teacher at Lakenheath High School in London I ve used Christmas tree skirts as a short cape and table runners as vests Peterson began attending Carnevale 15 years ago while stationed at Schweinfurt but she has returned to Venice every year even while living in Japan and England She makes two costumes a year and

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    Enrollment Curriculum Parents Students Calendar School Liaison 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 Dexter Students Participate in Annual Audubon Society Art Contest Art Teacher February 14 2015 Two Dexter students hold up their certificates at the Columbus Audubon Art Contest awards ceremony Photo Ms S Students in Ms V s Art 4th and 5th Grade Art classes participated in the annual Columbus Audubon Art Contest which is co sponsored by Oxbow Meadows The Art Show is open to all Muscogee County and Ft Benning students in Grades K 12 The theme for the contest was Birds Seen in the Chattahoochee Valley Area The students were asked to create a realistic art piece featuring a local bird of their choice Like other traditional wildlife artists they were asked to portray the bird as accurately as possible The students were also asked to fill out an entry form which included information about what the bird eats and where it can be found 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 Specifications Military OneSource USAJobs Department of

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    on a weekly basis according to Dr Cynthia Jackson Instructional Systems Specialist for P E Health Education at the Department of Defense Education Activity DoDEA Europe Initial feedback from the reading riders is positive It s pretty fun said fifth grade student Curtis Gardner I have a BMX bike at home and in the summer I like to ride it down a big hill I like to read sports books too This is like combining them together so it makes it real fun The program is a partnership between the DoDEA Europe the Army s Europe Regional Medical Command the Rheinland Pfalz Sergeant Morales Club and the local chapter of the Association of the United States Army Army Maj Jessica Counts ERMC System for Health program manager introduced the Read and Ride program which is being used in some U S schools to Jackson as a way to increase the amount of physical activity students receive on a weekly basis As part of the Performance TRIAD the Army Surgeon General recommends 150 minutes of activity per week Counts found a willing collaborator in Jackson for the pilot program who was also seeking ways to promote physical activity for students Physical activity is part of the Army Surgeon General s Performance TRIAD which also promotes improvements in sleep and nutrition habits in addition to adequate exercise said Brig Gen Van Coots Commander of Europe Regional Medical Command This program is an excellent example of what the Performance TRIAD is all about small improvements in critical areas can make a big difference Increasing reading competency is a top goal of the Sembach Middle School so we thought the program would be a good fit said Jackson We contacted the P E teacher Mr Street who helped spearhead the initiative and recruit teachers The Sembach Middle School fifth grade teachers Ms DeGavage and Ms Steigerwalt enthusiastically agreed to become part of the pilot Identifying classes to participate in the program was only half of the start up work The program still needed enough pedals for all the fifth grade feet at the middle school According to Jackson NCOs with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command arranged for the Rheinland Pfalz Sergeant Morales Club to fund half of the equipment costs The other half of the costs were graciously provided by the local chapter and regional organization of the AUSA she said After arrangements were made to purchase the necessary low profile cycle units the program began in January and has been met with enthusiasm from both teachers and students We are glad our school was chosen for the pilot said Rosemary DeGavage Sembach Middle School fifth grade teacher When they asked if we were interested we said you bet It s wonderful to have an opportunity to start something like this and the students have loved being involved If we are busy in the classroom and end up late for Read and Ride time they are quick to let me know It s something

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    said Credit for the awareness of the true place of African Americans in history can in large part be attributed to one man In 1915 Carter G Woodson established the Association for the Study of African American Life and History Woodson wanted to change the perception of African Americans and he wanted to recognize their contributions to American society According to Garcia the month of February was designated to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln Since 1976 every U S President has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month Command Sgt Maj Morris Anderson 1st Bn 11th Avn Regt command sergeant major served as the event s keynote speaker and stressed the importance of Black History Month to people of all walks of life February is a unique month he said It is a month where millions of fans prepare to watch the Super Bowl It is also a month where we express our love for one another on Valentine s Day by passing out gifts cards chocolates and roses But what I want you all to focus on is that February is the month we celebrate Black History It is a time where commemorate the lives of blacks who continue to have a positive and significant impact on society for over a century he added The theme this year is A Century of Black Life History and Culture It seeks to chronicle the critical contributions by African Americans to art literature sports and pop culture When you think of doo wop rock and roll hip hop they can all trace their roots to African American influences Legendary sports figures artists musicians actors and actresses have undeniably contributed to American culture and their influence continues to spread worldwide According to Anderson Black History Month serves as a remembrance of accomplishments and a chance to pass on the lessons and stories of the past We celebrate Black History Month because it helps us be better stewards of the privileges we ve gained he said If we don t tell the old stories to the next generation then we ourselves will forget them Explain the significance of Black History Month to your children who have never learned of such events and the men and women who took part in them We take for granted the rights that many people before us sweated bled and died to secure Apart from the awareness of the past we can never appreciate the blessings we enjoy in the present We celebrate Black History Month because it provides an opportunity to highlight the best of Black History Because we live in a society where every person individually is striving to achieve the American dream we are focusing so much on our future that we are forgetting our past Anderson added As a community we must find ways to preserve our history so we can keep the hopes and dreams of those before us alive and relevant today Let s continue

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