Photo by Heidi BuschStudents vs. staff basketball matchKaiserslautern Elementary School fifth-grader DeShawn Ladipo dribbles the ball past Toni Dailgle during a friendly match of basketball that set KES students against staff members. During the game, which was sponsored by the student council, the fifth-graders beat the staff 18-17 in a last-second shot.

Schools Around the KMC

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Kaiserslautern Elementary District hosts 2nd annual chess tournament

Kaiserslautern Elementary District hosts 2nd annual chess tournament

Photos by W. Jack Woodfork

On Feb. 28, over 50 students in grades kindergarten through ninth grade faced-off in the Kaiserslautern Elementary School’s gymnasium for the district’s second annual winter chess tournament.  The daylong tournament ran from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the top two players in each of the nine teams receiving trophies. […]

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Photo by Brandon BeachTara Gentz (left), and Quatia Thompson, members of the Kaiserslautern High School culinary team, prepare whole chickens Feb. 25 during the 2015 Culinary Fair at KHS.

KHS culinary team chops up competition

by Ikea Simmonds
Kaiserserslautern High School

The Kaiserslautern High School culinary team will head to Disneyland. The five-person team out-cooked the competition during the Department of Defense Dependents Schools Europe-sponsored Culinary Fair Feb. 25 at KHS. The home team diced, chopped and sliced their way to a trip to the national high school competition to be […]

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RianSimone Harris, 
2015 U.S. Air Forces in Europe Military Youth of the Year

USAFE Military Youth of Year announced

Courtesy of Andrea Hoover

The Vogelweh Teen Center announced RianSimone Harris, daughter of Shaun and Tatineesha Harris, as the 2015 U.S. Air Forces in Europe Military Youth of the Year.

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Travis Gentry (left), Kuk Sool Won instructor, and Manfred Bemme, Loveless Okinawan Karate Academy, explain the rules of the sparring division to participants during the 15th annual U.S. Air Forces in Europe martial arts tournament Feb. 28 at Ramstein.

Ramstein holds youth martial arts tournament

Photos by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
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Photo by Sgt. Maj. Michael PintagroTiger Cub Jayden Moffit receives his stripes from Achley Lyons during the Blue and Gold banquet held Feb. 22 at the Vogelweh Elementary School cafeteria.

Birthday bash marks Scouting anniversary

Courtesy of 21st Theater Sustainment Command

The 2015 edition of the annual Blue and Gold (the Cub Scout colors) banquet at Vogelweh Elementary School commemorated the 105th anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scouts of America and the Cub Scouts program’s 85th birthday, Feb. 22.

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Photo by Xavier FloresVES celebrates 100-day eventVogelweh Elementary School celebrates 100 days of school by dressing as 100-year-old citizens. First grade teacher Amy Hudzikiewicz and students Sophia Vincent, Emmanuel Avecilla, Ethan Tice and Chance Grant dress as 100-year-olds while reading “The 100th Day of School.”

School Notes – events & notices

Up to date events and notices for KMC schools.

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Sembach fifth-graders begin Read and Ride Program

by Shane Sharp
Europe Regional Medical Command Public Affairs

Fifth-graders at Sembach Middle School are combining exercise and academics in a recently implemented Read and Ride pilot program designed to boost physical activity and reading time.

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Healthy dating for teens

by Emily McCormick
Ramstein Family Advocacy

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. If you are not aware of this issue, you are not alone. In a recent survey, 81 percent of parents believed teen dating violence was not an issue or stated they don’t know if it’s an issue.

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Boy Scouts Braeden Jepsen and Ty Ducheny prepare to launch four pinewood derby cars along the wooden racing course during the Pack 69 Pinewood Derby Jan. 24 at Vogelweh Elementary School.

Scouts, families triumph in year’s most fun event

Story and photo by Sgt. Maj. Michael Pintagro
21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson may face stiff competition in a decade or so if the biggest race of the Scouting year is any indication.

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