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Principal: David Groat (email)
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Mailing Address:
Garmisch E/MS
Unit 24511
APO, AE 09053

Telephone Numbers
From US: 011-49-8821-7502611
DSN: 440-2611
FAX: 08821-76949
School Nurse: 0162-272-4362
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School Hours: 0800 - 1600
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Located in the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch Elementary and Middle School serves students in grades kindergarten through eighth. Information for students in grades nine through twelve can be found here. Information concerning Kindergarten entrance eligibility can be found here.

What's new at Garmisch ES/MS?

Be Here! DoDEA is implementing a system-wide attendance policy for students. For information, policy highlights, please visit the DoDEA website

The News at GEMS
For all the latest news and goings on at the school see our Weekly Bulletin.

100 Day Report from DoDEA Director
A message from our DoDEA director:
Thomas M. Brady

Exemplary Work Wall - See how we recognize fantastic student work here at Garmisch EMS. ..

Dates to Remember:

Wonderful Wednesday Awards
Wonderful Wednesday Awards and US Ski Team - Our skiers and snowboarders joined their instructors and parents on the final Wonderful Wednesday to be recognized and celebrate the Wonderful Wednesday program. A giant Thank You!! goes out to the Wonderful Wednesday program's great volunteers, parents and instructors. The students could not have done it without you! ski pictures | awards

Read Across AmericaRead Across America Day! - The National Education Association annually sponsors Read Across America. This event focuses on motivating children to read, in addition to helping them master basic skills. Garmisch ES/MS celebrated on March 2nd, in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday. Many parents and community members volunteered their time to read to our students. Thanks!- pictures




bartering projectBartering Project in 3rd and 4th Grade -On Tuesday afternoon, 3 March, the third and fourth grade students participated in a "Bartering Day". Students learned about different types of commerce/trade in Social Studies and that one of the important early ways of trading was through the bartering system. Students brought in anything they wished to barter with their classmates: used toys, books, coloring books, cards, games, art supplies, comics, accessories, dolls, doll clothes, Legos, odds and ends. After all, one kid's trash is another kid's treasure! pictures


5th Grade PBLProject Based Learning - 5th Grade - Our fifth graders having been exploring simple machines using legos. Students love the hands on activities and are building more and more complex machines. pictures






Kindergarten recessKindergarten Recess - The cold and snow won't stop us from having fun outside! Our kindergarten class stays busy even at recess! pictures





Information and pictures of past events can be found on our special events page

School Improvement Goals

Goal 1: All students at Garmisch Elementary Middle School will improve their Math communication.

Goal 2: All students at Garmisch Middle Elementary School will improve their critical reading skills.