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Tue, Nov 11, 2014 | Faith's cross-country team improves throughout the season
The FMS cross-country team continued to set the standard amongst competitors. Both boys and girls team set personal records and won numerous events.

Mon, Nov 10, 2014 | Loyd ES Fine Arts Students Excel
Award winners, Lilly and Taryn, with their Art Teacher, Ms. Kittrell. Our Fine Arts program continues to provide students opportunities to excel in Art and participate in contests.

Fri, Nov 7, 2014 | WES 5th Graders Explore Liquids and Solids with the Digital Microscopes
Mrs. B.'s fifth grade students joined Mrs. K. in the computer lab for a hands-on science lesson for their Paw Pal activity.

Wed, Nov 5, 2014 | WES 4th Graders and Kindergarten Work Together
The students at White Elementary School in Mrs. W's fourth grade class work with the kindergarten students in Mrs. A's class on predicting and answering questions about their pumpkins.

Mon, Nov 3, 2014 | Loyd ES Teacher - NY Marathon Finisher
Ms. Gonzalez awarded medal for finishing the New York Marathon. Spanish teachers, Mrs. Hazel Gonzalez, participated in the world famous New York Marathon and was awarded a beautiful medal as a finisher.

Fri, Oct 24, 2014 | WES Fourth Graders Use Google to Collaborate
The fourth grade students in Mrs. W.'s class use google shared to collaborate and comment on a math exemplar. The students write about what is wrong with the problem and also reply to other students' comments.

Wed, Oct 15, 2014 | E.A. White Students Visit the Springer Theater
The Kindergarteners, first graders, and second graders took buses down to the Springer Theater on Wed., Oct. 8th.

Fri, Oct 10, 2014 | STEM Teaches Ft. Benning Students about Chemical Engineering
The students at Ft. Benning are learning about how Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics are interrelated in the STEM classroom.

Fri, Oct 10, 2014 | Dexter Elementary School Principal Encourages Student Success
During her first year as principal, Edwina Smith said her goals are to give Dexter Elementary School students a collaborative learning environment that promotes student achievement and build relationships with parents.

Thu, Oct 9, 2014 | Living History: Fort Rucker Elementary Brings History to Life
CW2 Keith Cunningham, C Company, 1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment, and his wife, Joyce, watch and record their son, Zephryn, as he does his presentation as Juan Ponce de Leon during FRES’s living wax museum Oct. 1. The Fort Rucker Elementary School 5th grade treated its students and family members to a living wax museum Oct. 1.

Mon, Oct 6, 2014 | School’s new lab teaches 1st graders group problem solving
Students at the Fort Rucker Primary School are getting the chance to think outside the box as they utilize a new lab designed to challenge their minds.

Tue, Sep 30, 2014 | McBride School Principal Honors Military Children
Phyllis Parker, principal of McBride Elementary School, has an extensive history of educating the children of military service members.

Wed, Sep 24, 2014 | Faith MS principal makes education personal, fun
Mr. Darrell Mood, Principal at Faith MS works to create a learning environment that is a personal, fun experience for students. The focus is on student achievement and continued excellence in education.

Fri, Sep 19, 2014 | Principal Returns to Wilson
Michelle Allen is Wilson Elementary School's newest principal, but she said her history with the school has developed through setting an example of servant leadership for students and staff.

Fri, Sep 19, 2014 | White Elementary's K and 5th Grade Class Buddies
Mrs. B's 5th grade work with Mrs. L.'s Kindergarten as class buddies.

Wed, Sep 3, 2014 | Stowers Elementary School principal ready for new challenges
For his first year as principal of Stowers Elementary School, Todd Kreider said his goal is to tackle any challenges. . .

Fri, Aug 8, 2014 | Students Head Back to Post Schools
Fort Rucker’s primary and elementary schools welcomed students back to school Tuesday to get a fresh start on a new year of learning and fun.

Mon, Aug 4, 2014 | Back To School: As summer vacation ends officials emphasize safety
To help keep students safe this year, Fort Rucker Primary School and Elementary School are implementing ways that will help parents feel more at ease while their children are away engaging their brains.

Thu, Jul 31, 2014 | Parents, students 'Sneak a Peek' into new school year
Fort Rucker Elementary School officials are ready to welcome students back to school Aug. 5, and even though teachers return July 31 there is much to do before the bells ring to begin class.

Thu, Jul 17, 2014 | Negron wins DoDEA Artist Spotlight
Jancarlos Negron, a sixth grader at Fort Rucker Elementary School, is the winner of the DoDEA Artist Spotlight.

Tue, Jul 1, 2014 | Dexter Elementary's New Principal Comes From Faith Middle
Faith Middle School assistant principal Edwina Smith has been promoted to principal of Dexter Elementary School at Fort Benning.

Tue, Jun 10, 2014 | Students Celebrate Last Day of Class
School may be out for the summer for Fort Rucker schools, but teachers and students are both happy and sad with upcoming transitions, additions and changes.

Tue, Jun 3, 2014 | Faith students learn land management
Seventh-grade students from Faith Middle School were challenged to put their land management skills to the test with a yearlong project with the Directorate of Public Work's Environmental Management Division.

Tue, Jun 3, 2014 | FRPS celebrates special night of STEM learning
Throughout the year, FRPS integrates STEM concepts, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, into the student’s daily lessons and activities.

Tue, May 27, 2014 | Loyd,Wilson Elementary schools win PIE awards
Loyd and Wilson Elementary schools won Partners in Education Project of the Year awards with 'Loyds, Let's Move' and Wilson's 'Enriching the Lives of Faculty' projects.

Fri, May 23, 2014 | Faith Middle School students donate $2,500 to charity
They might be young, but Faith Middle School students showed they can make an impact in the world, said sixth-grader Lauryn Vigeland and vice president of the student council.

Fri, May 2, 2014 | Students design inventions to make their lives easier
CW3 Carl Miller, B. Company, 1st Battalion, 13th Aviation Battalion, shows off the RQ-11B Raven to students at FRES as part of STEM Fest Friday Fort Rucker Elementary School is an institute that challenges the students to not only think outside the box, but also how to carry what they learn every day into the future.

Tue, Apr 29, 2014 | Successful Faith Students
During the month of April, we showcased adults who were military children and are successful in their careers.

Wed, Apr 16, 2014 | Fort Rucker Elementary honors military children during April
On April 15, Fort Rucker Elementary School teamed up with Corvias Military Housing to celebrate Purple Up Day. On April 15, Fort Rucker Elementary School teamed up with Corvias Military Housing to celebrate Purple Up Day, a day of recognition for military children.

Wed, Apr 2, 2014 | Successful Faith Students
Jennifer Holland, a special agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, attended Faith Middle School from fall 1991 to spring 1994.

Thu, Mar 13, 2014 | Read to Succeed
Most agree that reading is one of the most important things learned in grade school, but once adults, many people lose their love of the written word.

Fri, Mar 7, 2014 | Picture This! A New School for Fort Benning
Photos of the McBride ES groundbreaking ceremony.

Tue, Mar 4, 2014 | Students at Fort Rucker Primary School Celebrate Reading with Week of Activities
FORT RUCKER -- The Pre-Kindergartners at the Primary School at Fort Rucker celebrated National Read Across America Day with story time with Garrison Commander, COL McRae.

Thu, Feb 27, 2014 | Fort Rucker Primary School Eases Challenges of Deployed Loved Ones
The Primary School at Fort Rucker welcomed spouses and children of deployed soldiers for their annual Deployment Tea.

Thu, Feb 27, 2014 | Irwin Named DoDEA Teacher of the Year for GA/AL District
The Department of Defense Education Activity named the Teacher of the Year for the Georgia/Alabama district during a ceremony at the Primary School at Fort Rucker on Wednesday. First Grade teacher Lynn Irwin received the award.

Tue, Feb 25, 2014 | McQueen, Encores encourage FRES students at Rally
Mike McQueen gives a pep talk to students at Fort Rucker Elementary School Feb. 19. The students will take the Terra Nova standardized assessment during the week of Feb. 24-28 Local doctor Mike McQueen spoke to students at Fort Rucker Elementary School Feb. 18 during the school’s annual Time to Shine Rally.

Sat, Feb 8, 2014 | FRPS students work to keep healthy hearts
All month long, students at Fort Rucker Primary School are learning how to keep a healthy heart during the school’s observance of American Heart Month.

Tue, Feb 4, 2014 | Teacher turns personal experiences into lessons
Lisa Halpin, Fort Rucker Elementary School third grade teacher, helps her student during morning math warm-ups as her class looks on Tuesday. Children pour into the classroom as the bell rings and prepare to take on the day, but one teacher has prepared her entire life to do what she loves most – teach.

Thu, Dec 19, 2013 | Students Show Sharing is Caring
Fort Rucker -- Pre-K through first graders at Fort Rucker Primary School showed they take sharing seriously during a school-wide assembly on Wednesday afternoon.

Wed, Dec 18, 2013 | FRES Robotics team maneuvers award
The Fort Rucker Elementary School Lego Robotics Team competed for the first time in The First Lego League state qualifier in Birmingham Nov. 30. The team is composed of fourth through eighth graders who competed against more than 60 teams from the state. They won the Core Values category for teamwork and cooperation. Team 2022, The Storm Prowlers, also known as the Fort Rucker Elementary School Robotics Team, competed in the First Lego League Competition in Birmingham Nov. 30.

Mon, Dec 16, 2013 | Fort Rucker celebrates Christmas with tree-lighting ceremony
Col. McRae recognized the Eblen family as this year's winner of the Military Family of Excellence award.

Fri, Dec 6, 2013 | Operation Celebration
Operation Celebration is an ongoing tradition each holiday season at Fort Rucker Primary School where students make handmade gifts and cards and send them to deployed Soldiers.

Fri, Dec 6, 2013 | FRES LEGO robotics team competes for first time
The Fort Rucker Elementary School LEGO robotics team competed for the first time in Birmingham Nov. 30.

Mon, Dec 2, 2013 | MEMS Robotics Team Advances to FLL State
Young engineers at Maxwell Elementary/Middle School came home Grand Champions last month from the FIRST LEGO League regional contest using robots and will compete in the state competition Jan. 25 in Huntsville, Ala.

Thu, Nov 7, 2013 | Students DARE to say ‘no’ to drugs
Students perform a song about making the right decisions during a DARE graduation ceremony. Students from 3 5th grade classes pledge to say no to drugs, alcohol and peer pressure as they join a long legacy of Fort Rucker ES students that have gone through the D.A.R.E. program.

Wed, Oct 23, 2013 | Program helps parents understand parent-teacher conferences
Parent-teacher conferences don’t have to be intimidating if you know what to do.

Fri, Oct 18, 2013 | Students test, build their problem-solving skills with chess.
The 2nd Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment spearheads the chess club at Stowers ES to improve student problem-solving skills.

Fri, Sep 13, 2013 | Fort Rucker deputy garrison commander reads to students
Fort Rucker Deputy Garrison Commander Justin Mitchell reads Carol McCloud's, "Have you filled a bucket today?" to kindergarten students at Fort Rucker Primary School Sept. 12.

Thu, Aug 8, 2013 | Students return to class at Fort Rucker
Children on the installation experienced their first day back to school Tuesday

Mon, Aug 5, 2013 | Schools offer Sneak-a-peek
Fort Rucker Primary School and Fort Rucker Elementary School are offering their Sneak-a-Peek events Monday.

Thu, May 2, 2013 | Post celebrates Earth Day, makes a difference
When it comes to energy conservation and going green, Fort Rucker is no stranger with its Net Zero facilities and recycling programs, but no matter how small, people on the installation are making a difference.

Thu, May 2, 2013 | MEMS earns positive accreditation scores
The five years of preparation paid off during last month's visit by accreditation agency AdvancED and DoDEA representatives when they awarded MEMS positive accreditation scores.

Wed, Apr 17, 2013 | After 62 years, Lt. Col. Faith rests in American soil.
Capt. Don C. Faith Jr. during World War II, wearing his 82nd Airborne patch. By the end of the war, he was a lieutenant colonel and had earned two Bronze Stars. Eventually he would get the Medal of Honor for his actions in Korea, where he was killed. Lt. Col. Don C. Faith Jr., a World War II and Korean War veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., today.

Mon, Apr 15, 2013 | Fort Rucker Elementary School celebrates Month of the Military Child
Deployment Club kids color Flat Brats and write letters to their deployed parents. The activity was part of Fort Rucker Elementary School's celebration of Month of the Military Child, which is all month long. As a child of a service member, military children have a lot to deal with from frequent moves, ever changing schools, making new friends and family separation through deployments.

Thu, Apr 4, 2013 | Dog demo educates Fort Rucker students on K9s
Pfc. Donavan Jenkins helps children from the Fort Rucker Elementary School pet Maxie, military working dog, after a demonstration March 21. Military working canine handlers, along with six military working dogs, visited Fort Rucker Elementary School March 21 to educate the children on how the dogs help police protect the installation and how to properly behave around them.

Fri, Mar 22, 2013 | Military-based schools in Warner Robins to reunite
WARNER ROBINS -- Sheila Clopton’s first teaching job was at Linwood Elementary School in 1983, at a time when the school mainly was made up of students from military families.

Wed, Mar 20, 2013 | MPs, DES make PIE Day ‘a blast’ at Faith
March 14 marked Faith Middle School’s annual Partner in Education Day. The Directorate of Emergency Services and 209th Military Police Company, which worked with DES during PIE Day, spent the entire school day with the students.

Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | Club to perform annual spring play
The Faith Middle School Drama Club is hosting its annual spring dinner theater with the production of The Ransom of Miss Elverna Dower at 6 p.m. March 22 at Faith Middle School. Tickets for the show and the meal are $12.

Thu, Feb 28, 2013 | Show choir encourages students to ‘Shine On’
The Enterprise Encores show choir performed at the Fort Rucker Elementary School Friday during the Shine On rally to fire up children about to take the Terra Nova standardized test. The Enterprise Encores performed their “Shine On” show during the rally to help get the kids fired up about taking their standardized tests that began Monday, according to Vicki Gilmer, FRES principal.

Thu, Jan 31, 2013 | Fort Rucker school celebrates 100 days in session
The Fort Rucker Primary School celebrated its 100th day in school Friday, and school officials and faculty members decided to make it a day of service and learning.

Wed, Jan 30, 2013 | DoDEA keeps post schools on the ‘cutting edge’ of technology
Post elementary schools find creative ways to get students to problem-solve

Wed, Jan 30, 2013 | Charity helps students with deployed parents
The nonprofit organization Embracing Military Families was started by Cathy McMullen at the beginning of the U.S. entry into Afghanistan in 2001. McMullen, who lives in Peachtree City, said she had a soft spot for military children.

Thu, Jan 24, 2013 | Program celebrates life of Dr. MLK Jr.
Soldiers and Family members came together to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a commemorative program at the post theater Jan. 17.

Fri, Nov 30, 2012 | Ringing in the Holiday Season
A festive holiday crowd filled the Phenix City Amphitheater on Thursday night for the annual Christmas Show.

Thu, Nov 1, 2012 | K9 demonstration tops off Red Ribbon Week
Police officers came by the Fort Rucker Primary School and taught students an important lesson . . .

Tue, Oct 30, 2012 | Rapper encourages positive choices
Texas-based rapper Litarodi speaks to a gym packed full of Faith Middle School students. What do you do when you have a choice to make? Texas-based rapper Litarodi posed this question to Faith MS Wednesday. . ,

Wed, Oct 24, 2012 | Military children focus of mentoring
BBBS Military Mentoring joins children of parents in the military with Bigs who are in the military, ROTC or military school. Big Brothers Big Sisters to support Fort Benning school children

Wed, Oct 24, 2012 | Dexter Elementary students learn positive skills in Bully Boot Camp
Bully Boot Camp was created to foster positive behaviors in students.

Thu, Oct 18, 2012 | Fort Rucker Primary School Fire Prevention Week
Jim Ussery, Fort Rucker firefighter, teaches the students at Fort Rucker Primary School to not be afraid of firefighters in their firefighting uniforms during an event for Fire Prevention Week at the Fort Rucker Primary School Oct. 12. Fort Rucker fire prevention officials along with the Fort Rucker Fire Department educated the installation on the importance of fire safety . . .

Tue, Oct 16, 2012 | McBride Kicks off P.I.E.
McBride Elementary School celebrated — with songs and cheer — another Partners in Education year with their partner, the 192nd Infantry Brigade, Wednesday.

Thu, Oct 11, 2012 | Teen aims to help Soldiers
Fourteen-year-old Hannah Rauhut didn’t expect her class project on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to launch her to where she is now.

Thu, Oct 11, 2012 | Students participate in the Great Egg Drop
Wilson Elementary School gifted teacher, Lisa Galloway with students that participated in the egg-drop activity. The Great Egg Drop is an activity to get students focused on and interested in the sciences as part of the national Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program.

Fri, Oct 5, 2012 | "Tough to Talk" promotes dialogue
Faith Middle School is taking a new initiative to help create dialogue between parents and the children with its new "Tough to Talk" series.

Thu, Sep 13, 2012 | Fort Rucker Primary School Open House Educates Parents
The first days of school can be difficult for some Families, but the Fort Rucker Primary School makes it easier for parents by educating them on what a typical day for their child is like.

Thu, Sep 13, 2012 | Students Learn Importance of "Everyday Heroes"
The gymnasium at Fort Rucker Primary School was filled with students and staff wearing red, white and blue to celebrate Hero Day Sept. 11.

Wed, Aug 29, 2012 | Military Kid Tackles PTSD for School Project
A Backpack Journalist Hannah Rauhut poses with retired Sgt. Maj. Sam Rhodes, founder of Wounded Warrior Horsemanship program. 13-year-old student educates her peers on post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Wed, Aug 29, 2012 | Why P.I.E. is important to News 3
News 3 reporter Sydney Cameron shared her experiences with Ms. Cruz’ 5th graders in the Science Lab. Sydney also answered questions by the students and spent time volunteering in the Media Center.

Wed, Aug 29, 2012 | Stopping Bullying When You See It
Take a stand. Lend a hand. Stop bullying now! is the slogan for the Department of Defense Education Activity’s anti-bullying campaign, which began last year. Many states have laws that address both bullying and cyber-bullying.

Wed, Jul 25, 2012 | Program Builds Resilience In Students
Although weeks away from the beginning of their freshmen year of high school, 32 students took two days out of their summer to build resilience and enhance mental performance.

Wed, Jul 25, 2012 | Meet Fort Benning's New Principals
Fort Benning welcomes three new principals at Faith Middle School, Dexter Elementary and Stowers Elementary schools.

Thu, Mar 8, 2012 | Celebrating Seuss
Students at Fort Rucker Primary School enjoy games in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

Wed, Mar 7, 2012 | Students celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday
Fort Rucker Primary School's end-of-the-week celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday.

Wed, Mar 7, 2012 | Faith MS Cheerleaders to perform at West Point's spring football scrimmage
Fort Benning will host the West Point spring football scrimmage at Doughboy Stadium.

Wed, Feb 22, 2012 | E.A. White ES Celebrates 50 Years
A special tribute and a special visitor pays tribute to the student body.

Thu, Feb 9, 2012 | Fort Rucker Schools Help Post Celebrate Black History Month
Fort Rucker Elementary School 6th grader presented his drawing of a "Red Tail" to retired Lt. Col. Herbert E. Carter of the 99th Fighter Squadron, Tuskegee Airmen during the post celebration

Wed, Feb 1, 2012 | White ES Celebrates 40th Birthday
Edward A. white Elementary School celebrates 50th birthday and remembers their school namesake.

Tue, Jan 10, 2012 | White ES Robotics Team Success
Winning Robotics team wearing their skit The Fort Benning White Elementary School Roaring Lions Robotics team participated in the local and regional Science and Technology First Lego League Robotics competitions with great success.

Fri, Jan 6, 2012 | Deployment Tea Connects Soldiers, Spouses to Students
Fort Rucker Primary School ambassadors welcomed spouses, children and one recently deployed Soldier at the Deployment Tea. Teachers and staff at Fort Rucker Primary helped keep deployed Soldiers in touch with students and gave spouses a chance to connect at the Deployment Tea December 15, 2011.

Thu, Dec 8, 2011 | Fort Rucker Primary Students Send Care Packages to Deployed Soldiers.
A teacher's aide, helps students create apple cinnamon ornaments to be hung on the Christmas trees sent to deployed Soldiers Fort Rucker Primary School kindergarteners show thanks and appreciation to deployed Soldiers with Operation Celebration.

Tue, Dec 6, 2011 | Fort Benning Tree and Menorah Lighting
With holiday tunes, kids from three Fort Benning schools singing, and the lighting of a menorah and Christmas trees, Fort Benning officially kicked off the holiday season.