Schools & Youth
The English system of spelling is arguably one of the toughest to
learn: It’s fraught with ambiguities, irregularities, inconsistencies
and exceptions. It is, in a word, perplexing.
Depression in children and teens has become a serious concern nationwide.
Since the school shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999
— a massacre in which two students killed 12 students and a teacher,
injured 24 others, then committed suicide — school systems have
revamped school psychology programs to combat teen depression, bullying
Family Child Care providers, while operating their own home-based businesses, offer children of working parents a “home away from home.”
Opening an FCC home is a business opportunity that helps financially
empower military spouses while providing a much-needed service in U.S.
Army Garrison Stuttgart, said Deborah Mandrell, FCC director.
Excitedly offering up their thoughts about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, a third-grade Patch Elementary class watched as teacher Robin Tessereau wrote their narrative on the board — in German.
Teacher talk: Parents, teachers seek to fine-tune children’s educational experience during face-to-face conferences
Josh Guere and his wife, Kara, recently attended parent-teacher
conferences at Böeblingen Elementary/Middle School to gain insight into
how their two daughters are adjusting to school.
A game of toss drove home the point of what it’s like to attempt everyday activities under the influence of drugs.
At first glance, it looked like a game of musical chairs.
But instead of walking around the chairs to music, these children
changed chairs in response to statements such as “Move if you have a
parent in Afghanistan” or “Move if you’re sad that your parent is
Those who have been keeping tabs on recent media coverage know that
bullying is a rapidly growing concern in schools today.
“Cyber-bullying” is the latest trend: using the Internet, social media
and cell phones to ridicule or hurt others.
In an effort to bring awareness on bullying to the community, the U.S.
Army Garrison Stuttgart Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation
Stuttgart Theatre Center is performing a one-act play about it: “The
Secret Life of Girls,” by Linda Daugherty.
The pressure is on as Patch High School’s debate team prepares to
compete on an international scale in a tournament to be hosted in
Stuttgart in November.
The four handwritten pages of the U.S. Constitution were the result of
nearly four months of almost daily preparation cloaked in secrecy
behind locked, guarded doors in 1787.
For nearly three years, residents of the Kelley Barracks Housing Area
on Ash Street came and went with no particular reason to stop and
literally “smell the roses.”
For that reason, R.J. Weaver, 15, decided to leave his mark on his
community, not only for his present neighbors, but for those in years
to come, by installing a garden on Sept. 5, as part of an Eagle Scout
Leadership Service Project. The garden, which includes a sign and
bench, was placed at the entrance of Weaver’s housing area.
In order to become an Eagle Scout, the highest rank attainable in the
Boy Scouts of America program, Scouts are required to complete a
leadership service project that benefits an organization other than
Left to right: Patch Elementary School teachers Shawna Penilla-Williams, fifth grade; Dana Rivera, second grade, and Melissa Nettleingham, kindergarten, share a laugh in the buffet line during the Community Welcome Back event for teachers and new community members, held at the Swabian Special Event Center on Aug. 26. The community…
In Europe, no other sporting event takes precedence over World Cup Soccer.