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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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NOTE: It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to notify the school when their child will be absent.

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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

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

Dates to Remember:

writing traits4th and 5th Graders work on Writing Traits - The fourth and fifth grade classes began a combined writing unit using the 6 + 1 Traits of Writing. This method of teaching writing is an excellent, research based program. We will be using it throughout this school year to develop fantastic, imaginative writers. pictures







First day of kindergartenFirst Day of Kindergarten -The first day of kindergarten was August 31st. Students were eager to learn on their first day of "big" school. pictures








First Day of SchoolFirst Day of School -The first day of school commenced with the GEMS grand re-opening of school ceremony. The students and parents all joined together for the presentation of the flag by the Girl Scouts. Our Deputy Garrison Manager, Maureen Riggs, shared a special message with the students and families to kick off the new school year. pictures

Back to SchoolBack to School Night - Friday, August 23rd parents and students came to check out the school and to meet the teachers. The PTA then sponsored a fantastic barbeque to kick off the school year - thanks PTA!. We enjoyed meeting the students and parents and thank you for your support. pictures




Beginning of School Year at Garmisch EMS

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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.