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Mon, Jun 9, 2014 | Briefing from the Seoul Schools/Community Status Report
Presented by Dr. Linda Curtis, Pacific Area Director at the Parent and Teacher Forums on June 8, 2014. Please contact the district office for further information. DSN 738-5922

Thu, May 29, 2014 | Far East STEMinar
The Far East STEMinars will be held during the week of September 8 through 12, 2014. Applications for this event are due by June 6, see your school activity coordinator for more information.

Wed, May 28, 2014 | SAHS Graduation
Saturday June 7 from 1000 to 1200. Please contact the school for more details.

Fri, Apr 4, 2014 | Local Teacher Receives National Recognition
Mr. Michael A. Pope Mr. Michael A. Pope, a teacher at Zama American Middle School, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of seventeen NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops.

Fri, Mar 28, 2014 | Congratulations to 2014 Teacher of the Year

Thu, Mar 27, 2014 | Jeff Sparling named 2015 Japan District Teacher of the Year
Mr. Sparling with his students on Crazy Hat Day during Read Across America week. DoDEA Japan District Superintendent, Ms. Lois Rapp, is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Jeff Sparling as the 2015 Japan District Teacher of the Year. Mr. Sparling teaches 3rd grade at The Sullivans School, Yokosuka.

Tue, Mar 18, 2014 | Summer Reading - Free Digital Audiobooks
The SYNC program, associated with the Audiobook Community, will offer teens weekly selections of free digital audiobooks pairings.

Wed, Feb 19, 2014 | Daegu High School Sweeps D-II Far East Basketball
The Warriors boys and girls teams swept their respective Far East High School Division II Tournament titles

Wed, Jan 29, 2014 | Sullivans Students Lend Helping Hands for Relief Fund
Sullivans students present check to American Red Cross Students from Sullivans Elementary School on board Yokosuka Navy Base, Japan and members of Sullivans PTO present a check to the American Red Cross to assist relief efforts for people who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Phillipines.

Thu, Jan 9, 2014 | New-look wrestling tourney
Much will be different Saturday about a high school wrestling tournament formerly known as “Beast of the East.”

Tue, Jan 7, 2014 | New assistant principal at Byrd ES
Dr. Tammy Reginelli, Byrd ES Assistant Principal The Japan District Superintendent’s Office is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Tammy Reginelli as the new Assistant Principal of Byrd Elementary School in Yokosuka, Japan.

Tue, Jan 7, 2014 | New principal at Arnn ES
Mrs. Gwendolyn Baxter-Oakley, Arnn ES Principal The Japan District Superintendent’s Office is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Gwendolyn Baxter-Oakley as the new principal at Arnn Elementary School in Sagimahara, Japan.

Mon, Jan 6, 2014 | New principal at Yokosuka Middle School
Ms. Nakeam Binyard, Yokosuka Middle School Principal The Japan District Superintendent’s Office is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Nakeam Binyard as the new Principal of Yokosuka Middle School in Yokosuka, Japan.

Thu, Nov 14, 2013 | Volleyball Athlete of the Year
Daegu High School's very own Ms. Robertson is named by Stars and Stripes as Volleyball's Athlete of the Year!

Sun, Sep 15, 2013 | DoDEA's overseas students head back to school
Tens of thousands of students returned to U.S. Department of Defense schools overseas...

Sun, Sep 15, 2013 | Volleyball preview
Wherever Nile C. Kinnick girls volleyball has gone the last six seasons, wins haven’t been far behind.

Fri, Aug 16, 2013 | The Opening of Camp Humphreys Schools

Thu, Aug 8, 2013 | A Letter from Dr. Miller Concerning Student Registration

Wed, Aug 7, 2013 | Andersen Middle School
AGANA HEIGHTS, Guam — Jason J. Sheedy is returning to the Department of Defense Education Activity Guam District as the new principal of Andersen Middle School.

Wed, Aug 7, 2013 | Fong to lead McCool Elementary/Middle School
Guam Press Release: Geoff Fong to Lead McCool Elementary/Middle School

Wed, Jun 5, 2013 | Confidential Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Tue, May 21, 2013 | Register for Sure Start!
Discover all the details about Sure Start at OAES.

Mon, Apr 29, 2013 | DAC Meeting
The district held a peninsula wide District Advisory Council meeting on April 18, 2013.

Mon, Apr 15, 2013 | USAG Humphrey's Tour of Duty Video

Mon, Apr 15, 2013 | Noncombatant Evacuation Operations (NEO) Practice

Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | Counting to meet culture at upcoming soroban competitions
Approximately 80 students from Japanese schools located in Kanagawa Prefecture will participate alongside 90 DoDEA students from Arnn Elementary School, Byrd ES, Ikego ES, Lanham ES and The Sullivans ES.

Fri, Mar 15, 2013 | 1 to 1 Laptop Initiative Status Report
Click the attachment to read the current status of laptops at SAHS.

Wed, Mar 13, 2013 | Military Volunteers Score the 2013 Black History Contest Entries
Military Volunteers rock at Kadena Elementary School!

Fri, Mar 8, 2013 | A Letter About Sequestration and the DoDDS-Korea Schools
A letter from Superintendent Dr. Irby Miller in regards to the DoDDS-K schools and Sequestration.

Thu, Mar 7, 2013 | Closure of Current Camp Humphreys Elementary School
A letter from Superintendent Dr. Irby Miller to the parents of Humphreys Elementary school regarding the school closure in June of 2013.

Mon, Feb 11, 2013 | Singer returns to S. Korea to perform for DODDS students
As he prepared to perform for more than 100 Daegu High School students, singer-songwriter Wesley Cook admitted that coming home wasn’t quite as easy as he had expected.

Thu, Feb 7, 2013 | MEMS holds anti-bullying assembly

Fri, Dec 28, 2012 | Pacific High School Sports
Pacific High School Sports

Fri, Dec 7, 2012 | Sailors, Students help environment one tree at a time

Tue, Dec 4, 2012 | Schools Closed for Area 2 - Dec. 5 2012

Fri, Nov 30, 2012 | New Field Upgrades
Field Upgrade

Wed, Oct 24, 2012 | Solar Energy Shines at The Sullivans School
Yokosuka’s energy team teaches Sullivans students

Fri, Oct 12, 2012 | Panthers claim both titles
The Guam High Panthers were crowned the Independent Interscholastic Athletic Association of Guam Cross-Country League champions.

Mon, Sep 17, 2012 | Yokota Cadets High Flyin’
Two Yokota HS students took to the skies recently behind the controls of a Cessna 172. The students are part of the new JROTC Cadet FlightSimulator Instructor (CFI) program at Yokota High School, a first-of-its kind program in Air Force JROTC.

Sun, Aug 19, 2012 | Devils hope improved line, bonding at Fuji lead to turnaround
Coaching staff plan a week long retreat to Mount Fuji to try and turn things around for their football team.

Sun, Aug 19, 2012 | Football returns! Samurai share M.C. Perry field, Japanese team comes aboard station
For the first time since 2004, the Matthew C. Perry High School Samurai football team suited up in pads, jerseys and helmets. American football, a long-missed sport aboard the station has finally made its return.

Wed, Aug 1, 2012 | DODEA Okinawa addresses school registration
Every summer brings a new wave of families to Okinawa. For those with children, transitioning smoothly into new schools is a top priority.

Fri, Jul 27, 2012 | Exchange to provide school meals that meet tough new nutrition standards
As students return to class this fall on bases in Okinawa, mainland Japan and Korea, they will find new healthy choices in their school cafeterias with meals provided by the Army & Air Force Exchange Service.

Mon, Jun 25, 2012 | One athlete overcomes adversity.
Adversity is something everyone will face, and a subject high school coaches teach about as much as possible. Meet a recent graduate of Daegu High School, who has overcome adversity all the way to a college scholarship.

Fri, Jun 22, 2012 | SAHS Graduation
Seniors from Seoul American High School walked along 8th Army Drive for their final action together as a class. They then moved on to their High School Graduation held at the Collier Community Fitness Center.

Thu, Jun 21, 2012 | DODEA ramping up effort to fix dilapidated schools
The Department of Defense Education Activity plans to massively ramp up construction efforts in order to meet its goal of replacing 134 severely aging schools — 78 percent of its facilities around the world — before the end of the decade.

Thu, Jun 7, 2012 | Field Day for students of Seoul American Elementary School.
Students of the Seoul American Elementary School participated in Field Day activities, to celebrate the beginning of summer, and the end of the school year.

Wed, Jan 25, 2012 | Mrs. Pamela Anthony awarded the DoDEA History Teacher of the Year.
Every year the Department of Defense Education Activity “Teacher of the Year” honors educators that have made an exceptional difference in the lives of their students and provided inspiration to their peers.

Thu, Jan 19, 2012 | Sasebo students put math, science skills to the test aboard USS Germantown
It wasn’t a normal day in the classroom for 66 fifth- and sixth-graders from Sasebo Elementary, and Seaman Aldannuvia Dominguez of the USS Germantown wasn’t their normal teacher.

Tue, Dec 27, 2011 | Seven DoDEA Students Selected as Semi-Finalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program
Seven Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students have been selected as Semi-finalists for the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP).

Tue, Dec 27, 2011 | New DODEA facilities in Korea to ease crowding as school year kicks off
When base schools across the Pacific open Monday morning, two facilities aimed at easing overcrowding in South Korea will be among them: a new high school in Daegu and a new wing of an elementary school at Camp Casey.

Tue, Dec 20, 2011 | Winter Wonderland Celebration
AFN Pacific Update: Yokosuka Middle School's first ever Winter Wonderland Celebration provides unique opportunity for over 600 guests to interact with teachers and staff at YMS. Yokosuka Middle School was transformed into a winter wonderland, and families and sailors were invited to the celebraton. Over 600 guests had a unique opportunity to interact with school administrators, faculty, and staff.

Fri, Dec 9, 2011 | Alum Showcase Colleges
YOKOTA AIR BASE – Nearly 100 Yokota High School students and their parents had a chance to pay virtual visits to more than 30 college campuses on Nov. 3 during the third annual Share Your College Fair.

Fri, Dec 9, 2011 | Bridging Cultures
Musicians with the Japanese Air Self Defense Band play cultural music selections for children at Sollars Elementary on Misawa Air Base.

Tue, Nov 29, 2011 | Visit from Okinawa International School
Okinawa International School students and Headmaster visit Kinser ES on November 29, 2011. On Tuesday 29 November, Kinser Elementary School hosted 55 students and 10 teachers, including the headmaster, from Okinawa International School.

Tue, Nov 22, 2011 | Annual Flag Folding Ceremony
The Sullivans School Annual Flag Folding Ceremony The Sullivans School holds Annual flag Folding Ceremony.

Wed, Nov 16, 2011 | Officials Name New Education Activity Director
Long-time Defense Department civilian Marilee Fitzgerald will become the new Department of Defense Education Activity director, Pentagon officials announced today.

Sat, Nov 12, 2011 | Yokota Breaks Away from Kubasaki for Title
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – Scott Hanson and Phillip Burnett made the playoffs their personal showcase. As a result, Yokota finally brought home that elusive first Far East Division I football title.

Tue, Nov 8, 2011 | New Principal
Darby ES Principal Mrs. Daisy Weddle has been named principal at Jack N. Darby Elementary School, Sasebo, Japan.

Thu, Oct 27, 2011 | 2011 Far East Journalism Conference
AFN report on aspiring reporters: 120 DoDEA Pacific students came together 17-21 Oct. for the 2011 Far East Journalism Conference.

Tue, Oct 11, 2011 | Let's Jump!
DoDEA Pacific employees take part in a global effort to break the Guinness World Record.

Thu, Sep 8, 2011 | Back to School
AFN-Korea's SPC Kelsey Bowen interviews DoDEA Pacific leaders on back to school topics.

Fri, Sep 2, 2011 | DODEA implements system-wide attendance policy
Defense Department schools have implemented a comprehensive system-wide attendance policy in line with most public schools across the U.S. school officials announced Thursday.

Fri, Sep 2, 2011 | Ground broken for two DODEA schools key to S. Korea relocation plan
U.S. Forces Korea and South Korea held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday near U.S. Army Garrison-Humphreys for two DODEA schools that will play a key role in moving forward the military’s relocation plan.

Mon, Aug 29, 2011 | Students reunite with friends as new school year begins at Pacific bases
They came carrying new backpacks and binders, wearing fresh outfits and the caps of their favorite sports teams.

Fri, Aug 26, 2011 | DODEA's new robotics, gaming classes aren’t child’s play
Some high school students might prefer playing video games to doing school work.

Fri, Aug 19, 2011 | Back to School 2011
A special welcome from DoDEA Guam Superintendent Dr. Steven Bloom.

Thu, Jun 9, 2011 | Deployed Parents Can Watch Kids Graduate
After a decade of war, most military families have grown accustomed to their service member’s absence for significant events due to a heavy pace of deployments.

Thu, Jun 9, 2011 | DoDEA Selects Bullion as Curriculum Chief
Dr. Peggy A. Bullion has been selected as the new Curriculum Chief for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).

Wed, Jun 1, 2011 | Yokota, Kadena and Osan Junior ROTC programs lauded
The Air Force Junior ROTC headquarters recently awarded three Defense Department schools in the Pacific with top honors.

Mon, May 9, 2011 | DoDEA Students Honored in 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
A Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) senior, Tristan E. Fitch of Brussels High School in Brussels, Belgium has been named a 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholar. In April, Fitch along with Ryan Su, of Kinnick High School in Yokosuka, Japan...

Mon, Apr 18, 2011 | Historic First Track and Field Meet
History will be made Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Pyeongtaek Municipal Sports Complex, when the three DODDS Korea track and field teams will hold the league’s historic first meet...