Schools & Youth
BEMS eighth-graders, including Destiny Keller (from left) and Camille Cline,
Two new Eagle Scouts were welcomed into the fold Oct. 11. Boy Scout
Troop 44’s Diego Williams, 17, and Thomas Greene, 14, achieved the rank
of Eagle Scout – the highest rank in Scouting – following a board of
review held at the Panzer Family Housing Scout Hut.
The garrison, schools, and Child, Youth and School Services recently
joined together in agreement on a common language when speaking about
bullying and bully prevention.
In any given classroom, it’s not unusual to find students with a wide
range of learning abilities. Perhaps one of a teacher’s greatest
challenges is meeting the needs of students with different developmental
levels, learning styles and interests.
Get ready. Get set. Go kindergarten! Child, Youth and School Services’
Kinder Boot Camp helped 13 kindergarten-bound children get ready for
their first day of school.
Starting kindergarten is a major
developmental milestone and can create apprehension in children and
parents, according to Keith Herman, a University of Missouri expert.
Herman recommends that the parents and child visit the school and
classroom before the first day. The U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Kinder
Boot Camp takes that idea a couple of steps further.
The Patch Library concluded its summer reading program with reading
awards, participation prizes and an ice cream social on Aug. 7. With a
theme of “Reading is So Delicious,” the program was designed to spark
the literary appetites of young readers at 250 military installations
across the globe.
The Department of Defense Education Activity is adopting the Common Core
State Standards into its curriculum, instruction, and assessment
programs. The CCSS initiative began more than two years ago as a collaboration
between state governors and education leaders to introduce consistency
in education systems across the nation. This initiative has garnered the
support of 46 states, two territories, and the District of Columbia to
date. All participants in the CCSS initiative are working together to
implement high quality standards in English Language Arts, Mathematics,
and Science for kindergarten through 12th grade. These curriculum
standards are research based, rigorous, relevant to the real world, and
reflect the knowledge and skills America’s students need for success in
college and careers.
The ball careened off the basketball backboard, hit the fire alarm then
boomeranged toward the bleachers, where it ricocheted off the boards,
spinning toward the opposite end of the Panzer gym. Goal!
Editor’s Note: Tom Driscoll is an
eighth-grade journalism student at Robinson Barracks Elementary/Middle
School. He covered RBEMS’ Suicide Prevention Month activities this month
and contributed the following report.
Classroom walls lined with posters of yearbook photos of his students
from over four decades of teaching are the backdrop for German language
class as teacher Timothy Berg skillfully weaves homespun humor and life
lessons into his review of verb tenses and conjugations.
Summer means a lot of things to a lot of people. For Caspian Thompson, 6, summer means Vacation Bible School.