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F ORT H OOD A DOPT -A-S CHOOL (AAS) N EWSLETTER S PRING 2013 1. Adopt-A-School Mission (2) 2. Reporting Slides (3-5) 3. Unit Highlight (6-8) 4. Recycling.

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Presentation on theme: "F ORT H OOD A DOPT -A-S CHOOL (AAS) N EWSLETTER S PRING 2013 1. Adopt-A-School Mission (2) 2. Reporting Slides (3-5) 3. Unit Highlight (6-8) 4. Recycling."— Presentation transcript:

1 F ORT H OOD A DOPT -A-S CHOOL (AAS) N EWSLETTER S PRING Adopt-A-School Mission (2) 2. Reporting Slides (3-5) 3. Unit Highlight (6-8) 4. Recycling Initiative (9) 5. AAS Quick Facts (10)

2 A DOPT -A-S CHOOL M ISSION The mission of the AAS program is to routinely contribute military resources and services to schools in order to nurture the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth of children in the greater Fort Hood area.  This is grounded on the conviction that a general diffusion of knowledge is essential for the welfare of the nation that we, as soldiers in the United States Army, defend and for the preservation of the liberties and rights of citizenship.  It is further grounded on the conviction that a successful public education system is directly related to a dedicated and supportive family and community, and that parental and community involvement in the school is essential for the maximum educational development of a child.

3 T HE A NATOMY O F A G REAT AAS R EPORTING S LIDE : Picture(s) School Supported/Unit Reporting Summary of Events Number of Soldiers/Hours per event Number of Hours YTD Lessons Learned Upcoming Event(s)

4 Date executed: 11 Nov 2010 Activity: Gatesville Veteran’s Day Ceremony Number of Soldiers: 7 Number of Hours: 2/ Soldiers (14 total) Hours YTD: 62 Location: McKamie Stadium, Gatesville, TX Next Events: 15 Dec 2010-Holiday Program Gatesville Primary School/479 th FA BDE AAS POC: 1LT Cline, POC: 1LT Cline & Summary of Event: Soldiers arrived at approximately 0900 to lead the students and faculty of Gatesville Primary in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Veterans and Soldiers were honored throughout the surrounding areas. Lessons Learned: The patriotism and pride for the veterans and Soldiers that live in this area The opportunity to share this event with the students and their families Soldiers from the 479th Field Artillery Brigade and students of Gatesville lead the guests at McKamie Stadium in the Pledge of Allegiance. Soldiers from the 479th Field Artillery Brigade and students of Gatesville Primary pose for a photo after the Veteran’s Day Ceremony at McKamie Stadium in Gatesville, TX. Great Reporting Slide!

5 AAS POCs: please submit volunteer hours and storyboards by the 5 th of every month to the School Liaison Office at: When submitting a saved PowerPoint file please ensure the name of the file specifies your Unit name, and the month for which you are submitting!

6 AAS H IGHLIGHT Brigade/Battalion/Unit: 3CR RHHT School: Clifton Park (Killeen ISD) Current Focus: Mentorship and diversified support Best Practices: Bilingual support and special event coordination

7 C LIFTON E LEMENTARY S CHOOL / 3CR RHHT AAS POC: SPC W HEELER UNCLASSIFIED Activity: Red Ribbon Week Number of Soldiers: 7 Number of Hours: 1/ soldier (7 total) Hours YTD: Location: Clifton Elementary School Next Event: 30OCT2012 Box Top Project Summary of Event: Soldiers arrived at the school at approximately 0830, spoke with administration and proceeded outside to assist with students being seated on the side walk and walking around the Troopers car. The Soldiers also gave each student a sticker from the state troopers. Soldiers with the student’s for Red Ribbon Week MSG Ellis and SSG Wallace applies badges to each student from the Texas State Troopers.

8 C LIFTON E LEMENTARY S CHOOL / 3CR RHHT AAS POC: SPC W HEELER UNCLASSIFIED Activity: 9/11 Freedom Walk Number of Soldiers: 25 Number of Hours: 2 / soldier (50 total) Hours YTD: 50 Location: Clifton Elementary School Next Event: 02 OCT 2012 Tutoring Summary of Event: Soldiers arrived at the school at approximately 0900, spoke with administration and proceeded to the counselors office. At 0915 the Soldiers helped blow up balloons Soldiers handed out balloons and flags to the students to carry as they walked around the school. The Soldiers then proceeded to walk around the school with the almost 400 children. Upon completion the children gave out posters that they had made to thank the Soldiers for serving their country. Soldiers await the student’s exit for the Freedom Walk SPC Teeter walks around the school with his group of students.

9 P ROOF OF P ROGRAMMING – AAS R ECYCLING I NITIATIVE T HE GOAL OF THE AAS R ECYCLING I NITIATIVE IS TO PROVIDE SUPPORT AND EDUCATION REGARDING SUSTAINABILITY AND CONSERVATION IN THE G REATER F ORT H OOD A REA.

10 AAS Q UICK F ACTS There are currently 103 adopted schools encompassing 8 different school districts and spanning through 5 counties. Of the activities reported by Units, reading is the most frequent type of support provided; followed closely by tutoring. 3CR has adopted both the Community of Salado (COMREL) as well as all of the schools within the Salado Independent School District (AAS). We had one unit report more than 800 hours in School Year !


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