The first day of school is an exciting and emotional day for both parents and children. Department of Defense Dependent Schools realizes the importance of this initial step into formal education and makes a very special and unique effort to provide a smooth transition for the children of full-day kindergarten programs, Sure Start programs and pre-school by scheduling home visits.
Before enrolling in a Department of Defense Dependent school, students are required to have up-to-date vaccinations
While these immunizations are required to attend DOD schools, military services, not the schools, are responsible for giving students their immunizations.
***image1***Staff Sgt. Matthew McNabb, 435th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, helps Malachi, 4, Kaiserslautern Elementary School pre-kindergarten student, aim the fire hose just right during a recent class field trip to the Vogelweh Fire Station. Malachi is the son of Staff Sgt. Kevin Bowden, U.S. Air Forces in Europe communications controller.
Sembach Middle School was recently recognized for achievement as an Advancement Via Individual Determination demonstration school. The school has been recognized each year since 2001.
The KMC high schools recently announced the valedictorians and salutatorians for the graduating class of 2004.
Ramstein High School had a unique set of graduates this year, 21 students who had attended Department of Defense Education Activity schools their entire lives.Several of the students spoke about their Department of Defense Dependent Schools experiences.
Due to continuing deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, many servicemembers with graduating seniors will miss graduation ceremonies this year.
Ramstein American High School will be sending three graduating seniors to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. this year. Kenny Grosselin, Chris Steel and Collette Bannister will report in June as members of the class of 2008.
***image1***Strike up the band Students perform at the annual Spring Band Concert recently at Landstuhl Elementary and Middle School under the direction of middle school band teacher Deb Blake. The beginning, intermediate and advanced bands all performed for school audiences. Music night Vogelweh Elementary School hosts the presentation “Music Man […]
***image1***Sparky the Fire Dog of the 435th Civil Enginneer Squadron firefighters signs autographs as Smith Elementary School children eagerly await their turn. The second-graders from Baumholder enjoyed a visit from Sparky while learning about fire safety as part of a base tour of Ramstein recently. The students also visited a […]