Schoolbits, April 11, 2013

School registration
Wiesbaden Department of Defense Schools will hold registration for next school year in the Wiesbaden Middle School gym April 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and April 19 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. An outreach registration event will also be held in Heidelberg’s Patrick Henry Elementary School May 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and May 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Wiesbaden-bound families.

STEM Night
Hainerberg Elementary School invites parents and students to a special Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Night April 25 from 5-7 p.m. The event will feature various hands-on activities, subject matter experts and displays.

Take your child to work
Wiesbaden Middle School holds a “take your child to work day” April 25. Call the school for more information.

Free Praxis prep workshop
The Wiesbaden Education Center holds free Praxis prep workshops April 27 and May 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free classes for ID cardholders are aimed at helping participants prepare for the Praxis exam. Register by contacting Brandy Schraeder at civ (0611) 705-5940 or by emailing

‘Tell Me A Story’
Join the Wiesbaden Parent-to-Parent team for an afternoon of reading, activities and candy April 28 from 3-5 p.m. at Hainerberg Elementary School. The “Tell Me A Story” family literacy event, sponsored by the Military Child Education Coalition, will feature the book, “Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot,” the story of Gail Halverson, the U.S. pilot who dropped candy to the children of Berlin during the Berlin Airlift. This story is particularly relevant as Wiesbaden’s airfield played a crucial role in the effort to supply the city of Berlin during the Soviet blockade. The event will include guest reader, Maj. Gen. James C. Boozer Sr., U.S. Army Europe’s deputy commander. Every family that attends will receive a copy of the book. Make reservations by emailing

Home School Fair
A Home School Fair will be held May 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tony Bass Fitness Center on Wiesbaden’s Clay Kaserne. The event will be a celebration of the multifaceted home schooling community including fine and performing arts, language arts, science, technology, engineering, math and other topics. For more information email Mrs. Phipps at

Volunteers wanted
Parent chaperones are sought to help support the Wiesbaden Middle School MORP (that’s prom spelled backwards) Dance April 19 from 4-6 p.m. Contact Ms. Tyler at to get involved.

FAST classes
The Wiesbaden Education Center offers Functional Academic Skills Training classes for qualified Soldiers from April 15 to May 3. Classes will be held weekdays from 7:45-11:45 a.m. A pre-TABE test is required within two months of the start of the class and can be taken at the Education Center. The date set aside for the Pre-TABE for the April FAST class is April 12. The goal of the class is to prepare Soldiers for more advanced schooling, increase reenlistment options and enhance cognition. To be eligible to take a class soldiers must have a GT score below 110. Soldiers can call mil 337-5559, email or speak to a counselor at the center in Building 1023 (Room 120) on Clay Kaserne for more information.