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GES Vision
Our vision is to be STARS everyday, everywhere!
GES Goals
All students will improve their reading comprehension.
All students will increase their understanding of numbers.



Have a Great Summer!


Super Summer Activities

You are invited to a summer filled with learning experiences that will help your brain blossom! As we head into summer, children and adults alike may have images of sleeping until noon, riding roller coasters, splashing in the pool, or building sandcastles on sunny, sandy beaches. After ten months of growth in the classroom inspired by awesome teachers, kids do need a break. However, with a little effort the academic "summer slide" can be minimized. Students can have fun continuing to learn during the summer and keep their minds razor-sharp, preparing them for a successful transition to the next grade level and beyond. 

The purpose of this website is to present a resource where both parents and students may turn to experience fresh, exciting ideas in education. Some website links are suitable for older students to explore on their own. Parents of younger children will probably want to spend some time exploring the links with their children, guiding them to areas to promote growth and learning. Throughout the website, students of all ages, abilities, and interests will be inspired and motivated to learn for the fun of it!


Click Here for Summer Learning Resources!

See you in August!



Grafenwöhr Elementary School is a Department of Defense Educational Activity school located in Grafenwöhr, Germany.  The city is located in Bavaria, an area renowned for its beauty and history.  Students in grades kindergarten through fifth attend GES, which is fully accredited by the North Central Association.

Message from Dr. Matthew Kralevich, Principal


Dates to Remember

August, 2014

August 13th - New Family Orientation

August 20th - Teachers Return

August 21st - Class lists posted

August 22nd - Popsicles on the Playground

August 25th - 28th Kindergarten Home Visits

August 25th - First day of school - Grades 1-5, PSCD

August 28th - Kindergarten Open House



September, 2014

Sept 1st - No School - Labor Day

Sept 2nd-5th - Kindergarten staggered starts

Sept 5th - Back to School Bingo with the GES PTA

Sept 6th - GES Fun Run with the GES PTA

Sept 11th - Open House

Sept 17th - Constitution Day

Sept 26th - No School - Teacher Training





Attention Parents:  It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to inform the school at the following email address or phone 09641-83-7133 every time a student is absent.

Hours of Attendance



End of day changes (See Handbook)

We have experienced delays in receiving your end of day changes via email. Emails are NOT being immediately delivered to school accounts.  Please send your end of day changes with your child in a written note in the mornings. If an email is necessary, be sure to follow up with a confirmation. ALL BUSES LEAVE AT 1445!


Attendance Email

This link is used for absences and tardies only.  It is checked each day at 10:00.  Please email us to let us know if your child is absent (with the reason) or if your child is going to be late (with the reason).  Please note if your child is late to school, an adult must bring the child(ren) to the office to sign them in. 

Please do not put end of the day changes in this email box as it is not monitored for that information.

Grafenwoehr Complex / Transportation Handbook

Visit the Grafenwoehr PTA Website

Unit: 28127 APO AE  09114-8127
DSN: 475-7133
CIV: 09641-83-7133
FAX: 09641-3254
From U.S. 011-49-9641-83-7133

Weather Delays - For school closure or delay listen to AFN and check AFN Bavaria Facebook. Also check the road conditions webpage (external link). or the USAG Grafenwoehr webpage. (external link)



DoDEA Mission

To provide an exemplary education that inspires and prepares all DoDEA students for success in dynamic, global environment

Our Vision

Grafenwoehr Elementary School, with the support of parents and the community, promotes a respectful, safe environment to meet the individual needs of our students while inspiring life-long learning.