Schoolbits: February 28, 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.

English as a Second Language

Army Community Service’s Relocation Readiness Program offers English as Second Language classes March 8 to April 26 at the ACS Training Room (ACS, second floor) in Hainerberg Housing. Classes will be held Wednesdays and Fridays from 4-5:30 p.m.

Parent-teacher conferences

There will be no school for students March 8 at the Wiesbaden Middle and High Schools while parent-teacher conferences are in progress.

Terra Nova testing

Parents are asked to make sure their children are well rested and ready for school March 11-15 as the schools take part in Terra Nova testing. Make-up Terra Nova testing will be conducted March 18-22.

Teacher work days

There will be no school March 29 and April 5 as teachers take part in professional development activities.

Spring break

Students and teachers take a well-deserved vacation April 8-12 during spring break.

FAST classes

The Wiesbaden Education Center offers Functional Academic Skills Training classes for qualified Soldiers from March 11 to April 2, May 13 to June 4 and July 29 to Aug. 20. 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 each class and can be taken at the Education Center. Dates for upcoming tests are March 8, May 10 and July 26. The goal of the class is to prepare Soldiers for more advanced schooling, increase reenlistment options and enhance trainability. 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.

Big Bucks Ball

Wiesbaden High School’s Big Bucks for College program holds a ‘70s Retro Ball (dinner and auction) March 1 at 6 p.m. at the Tony Bass Classroom on Clay Kaserne. Cost is $35 per person. The event will include a wine tasting, dinner, dancing and auction. For more information and tickets send email to or

Medication policy

Parents are reminded that students are not allowed to have prescription or over-the-counter medication in their possession during the school day at Hainerberg Elementary School. Parents should give medicine to the school nurse to administer during the day to students. (Courtesy of the Distinguished Dachshund News)

School closure, weather information

Listen to the American Forces Network radio or check the garrison Facebook page for the latest school closure and traffic delay information. Look under the “Useful Links” button at the bottom of the page.

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