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DoDEA Pacific hosts Far East Culinary Arts competition

The Kubasaki High School culinary arts team overcame several obstacles to win DoDEA Pacific’s 2013-14 Far East Culinary Arts competition Feb. 5-6 at Yokota Air Base, Japan.


Kinnick HS NJROTC Drill Team places first in Pacific competition

The Kinnick High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Red Devil Drill Team placed 1st against 21 schools in the Pacific Drill Championship March 8 in Hawaii.


DoDEA Pacific student Stella German named finalist in White House Student Film Festival

With more than 2,000 nationwide entries in the first-ever White House Student Film Festival, McCool Elementary/Middle School fifth-grader Stella German overcame very long odds to be named a finalist and earn a special invitation to personally screen her film for White House officials on Friday.


DoDEA Pacific students gain international government, leadership experience at Harvard Model Congress Asia

56 DoDEA Pacific students from 11 high schools joined more than 570 of their peers from 17 foreign countries for the Harvard Model Congress Asia Conference held in Hong Kong Jan. 9-12.


White House announces selection of DoDEA Pacific teacher for prestigious national honor

Marilyn Hawks, a 3rd grade science teacher at Bechtel Elementary School in Okinawa, Japan, was selected as the 2012 DoDEA K-6 awardee of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

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Sullivans Students Lend Helping Hands for Relief Fund

Students, teachers, and parents at the Sullivans raised over 1,300 dollars with a "Helping Hands for Haiyan"

Sullivans ES, Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan
Yokosuka Japan | January 29, 2014

Sullivans students present check to American Red Cross

Sullivans students present check to American Red Cross | Photo: Sullivans ES

 Akin to their namesake, the Sullivans’ brothers, who stuck together no matter what crisis befell them, Sullivans’ students know when to pull together to support their own.  Upon hearing the Philippine Islands had been ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan in November and many students and staff members were grieving for family members, a “Helping Hands for Haiyan” fundraiser was instituted.  The Sullivans’ Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) offered to sell hands printed in the colors of the Philippine flag. Students wrote messages on the hands which were arranged to make a large replica of the Philippine flag in the school lobby.
The family of a Sullivans fifth grader was touched significantly by the tragedy. They are still coping with the loss of six family members including two children killed by the typhoon. Several more family members are still missing. The Sullivans’ PTO was proud to present a donation check to the Red Cross, Thursday, January 23, 2014.  The Senior Station Manager for the American Red Cross accepted the donation. In turn, she presented the PTO and school with a plaque of recognition noting the donation would assist the millions of people impacted by the typhoon.  The students and staff raised $1, 337 for the Philippines.
One fourth grade student summed up a heartfelt message on her Helping Hand, “One finger for hope. Two fingers for peace. Three fingers for people who lost their families. Four fingers for the people who are lost to come back. Five fingers for the Philippines. We will have hope! We will pray for you!”

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