School bits, Aug.15, 2013

Back-to-school photos wanted

Get your photos published in the Herald Union. Wiesbaden military community members are invited to submit up to three 2013 back-to-school photos to by Sept. 3 for the chance to have their photos published in the newspaper and to win prizes. Photos should be candid (not staring at the camera or posed). All back-to-school-related photos are eligible.

FAST classes

The Education Center offers Functional Academic Skills Training classes Sept. 10-30. Class times are Monday through Friday from 7:45-11:45 a.m. A pre-TABE test will be held Sept. 9. FAST provides Soldiers with on-duty instruction in reading, math and language to help improve job performance, prepare for more advanced schooling and increase reenlistment options. To be eligible Soldiers must have a GT score below 110. Call mil 337-5559, email or stop by Room 120 in Building 1023E on Clay Kaserne for more information.

School orientations

Mark your calendars for next school year: Hainerberg Elementary School holds a kindergarten orientation at 10 a.m. and first- through fifth-grade orientation at 11 a.m. Aug. 22; Aukamm Elementary School holds an orientation at 11 a.m. Aug. 22; Wiesbaden High School holds a new student orientation at 1 p.m. Aug. 22; and Wiesbaden Middle School holds its new student orientation at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 23.

Middle school events

Wiesbaden Middle School holds a new student orientation and cookout Aug. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet other new students, teachers and the principal. Students can pick up their schedules at 1 p.m. and meet returning WMS students.