Schoolbits, Aug. 1, 2013

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.

Not too late to enroll

The University of Oklahoma invites student to start their Masters of Human Relations or International Relations by enrolling. Call civ (0611) 705-5937 or email

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.

University of Maryland classes

The University of Maryland University College starts its fall class schedule Aug. 19 with classes running through Oct. 13. New students can apply for a $700 scholarship by filling out a FAFSA form. Stop by the Education Center (Building 1023E, Room 12) on Clay Kaserne or call civ (0611) 705-5917 for information about financial aid and degree planning. Andy Midura, UMUC Wiesbaden’s academic adviser, is available for help with planning a degree. He can assist with transferring credit from military schooling and previous civilian schooling.