Schools & Youth

CYS Services boot camp eases transition to kindergarten

CYS Services boot camp eases transition to kindergarten

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.

September 20, 2012 ×
Stuttgart students head back to school

Stuttgart students head back to school

September 6, 2012 ×
Summer reading program whets appetite for learning

Summer reading program whets appetite for learning

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.

September 6, 2012 ×

DODEA to adopt Common Core State Standards

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.

August 23, 2012 ×
Players take passion for soccer indoors

Players take passion for soccer indoors

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!

October 20, 2011 ×
RBEMS addresses suicide, depression, bullying

RBEMS addresses suicide, depression, bullying

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.

October 20, 2011 ×
Berg bids PHS ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ after 17 years

Berg bids PHS ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ after 17 years

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.

September 22, 2011 ×
Back to school

Back to school

September 8, 2011 ×

Wild times at Stuttgart Vacation Bible School

Summer means a lot of things to a lot of people. For Caspian Thompson, 6, summer means Vacation Bible School.

August 12, 2011 ×
Another school year over

Another school year over

June 30, 2011 ×
High tea sweetens AP English

High tea sweetens AP English

It was cakes, crumpets and lemon curd at Patch High School May 12, as two separate classes of Advanced Placement English celebrated a school-year’s worth of completed tests, finished essays and Shakespearian sonnets with a traditional “high tea” party. The annual event was hosted by PHS teacher Claire Dickmeyer.

May 19, 2011 ×

RBEMS science expo showcases talent, promise

Sixth-grader Sara Tingey recently absorbed three life lessons while
successfully completing her first-place science project at Robinson
Barracks Elementary/Middle School  — that there’s strength in numbers,
looks can be deceiving, and making mistakes is part of the learning

May 19, 2011 ×

EDIS offers child-development services

The Educational and Developmental Intervention Services Program at the
U.S. Army Health Clinic Stuttgart provides early intervention services
for children under three years old and related services for school-aged

May 5, 2011 ×
Stuttgart tenant units ‘adopt’ schools

Stuttgart tenant units ‘adopt’ schools

It takes a community to raise a child, according to educators and service members in the Stuttgart military community.

May 5, 2011 ×

BEMS language arts class lets students ‘speak’ their minds

If you’re like many people, you’re petrified of public speaking.
Stephanie Nelson’s sixth-grade language arts students at Böblingen
Elementary/Middle School are not.

The students recently completed a unit on public speaking, and thanks
to Nelson’s extensive preparation, are now armed with the power to
persuade, motivate and inspire.

March 24, 2011 ×