School Bits – Oct. 27, 2016

School Holidays
There will be no school for Wiesbaden area DoDEA schools on the following dates:

  • Friday, Nov. 4, Teacher workday
  • Friday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day
  • Thursday, Nov. 17, Hainerberg and Au­kamm only, parent teacher conferences
  • Friday, Nov. 18, parent teacher conferences
  • Thursday, Nov. 24, Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, Nov. 25, day after Thanksgiving

STEM night
Wiesbaden Middle School is looking for parents and community members to volunteer to work with students on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math processes for five to 10 minutes each during STEM Night, Nov. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the WMS gym. Dinner will be provided by the PTSO for $5 for two slices of pizza and a drink or $20 for a family pack. Contact or

Red Ribbon Week
Wiesbaden Middle School is participating with schools across America in the 6th Annual National Red Ribbon Week photo contest. Vote for the WMS entry at from Nov. 3 to 17. The school with the most votes in each region will win an iPad and $1,000 to be used towards drug prevention programs at the school.

SAT and ACT prep courses
The eKnowledge Donation Project with U.S. Armed Forces is entering its 11th year assist­ing students and families. The project waives the $250 course price for the SAT or ACT Test Prep Programs. The student pays only the cost of delivering the program: DVD student fee of $23.70 for the cost of materials, support and shipping, Online Cloud student fee of $19.99 for student support and streaming. Testing dates for the 2016/17 school year are as follows: SAT dates are Nov. 5, Dec. 3, Jan. 21 and May 6. ACT dates are Dec. 10, April 8 and June 10. Request your donated program at eknowledge. com/DoDEA2. Contact Cheryl@eKnowledge. com or 951-256-4076.

Graduation ceremony
All students who have, or will, graduate with a degree or certificate from a college or university in 2016 are invited to participate in the Gradu­ation Recognition Ceremony Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Tony Bass Auditorium. Graduates must RSVP by Nov. 10 at civ (0611) 143-548-1302.

Testing marathon
A “Testing Marathon” will be offered by the National Testing Center Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. All ID card holders can take CLEP and DSST tests to earn college credit, promotion points, CCAF credit or certifications. Call civ (0611)143-548-1311 or ntcwiesbaden-europe@