Plan B

Due to weather conditions, the German International School Washington D.C. is running on Plan B .

  • The first two class periods are cancelled.
  • Classes begin at 9:55 am.
  • Morning bus pick-up times as well as a few bus stop locations are different today. Please refer to the Plan B bus route.
  • The afternoon buses leave the school at their regular times at 3:20 pm and 4:55 pm, however today they follow the Plan B bus route.
  • Extended Care will take place at the regularly scheduled time.
  • Evening classes and events take place as scheduled.
  • The lunch menu of the cafeteria may change for the remainder of this week. You will see the current menu on our website once school reopens.

Wetterbedingt gilt an der German International School Washington D.C. Plan B.

  • Die ersten beiden Unterrichtsstunden entfallen.
  • Der Unterricht beginnt um 9.55 Uhr.
  • Die morgendlichen Busfahrzeiten sowie manche Bushaltestellen sind heute anders. Beachten Sie bitte die Plan B-Busroute.
  • Die Schulbusse verlassen wie gewöhnlich nachmittags um 15.20 Uhr und um 16.55 Uhr die Schule, folgen aber heute der Plan B-Busroute.
  • Die Spätbetreuung findet zur normalen Zeit statt.
  • Abendkurse und Veranstaltungen finden planmäßig statt.
  • Bei unvorhergesehenem Unterrichtsausfall ändert sich meistens der Speiseplan der Cafeteria für den Rest der Woche. Den aktuellen Speiseplan finden Sie auf unserer Website, wenn die Schule wieder geöffnet ist.

Spelling Bee 2017

On January 26, 2017, the German School gathered for the annual Spelling Bee competition.

As always, the DSW auditorium was filled to the brim with students from 3rd to 8th grade, ready to support their class representatives with posters and cheers. In the running were 23 contestants, each of them very eager and well-prepared. The announcer, Ms. Kehlenbrink, and the jury, composed of Ms. Cropsey, Dr. Jackson, Ms. Meuschke, and Ms. Vorwerk quickly realized that this year’s competition would be particularly fierce. Even the youngsters impressed by spelling words like “legitimately” and “vengeance” without the slightest hesitation. The jury was particularly amazed by the class champion who spelled “prestidigitation” at such speed that the judges were hard-pressed to keep track of the letters. Albeit, this year’s bee was indeed very competitive and all the class winners did an excellent job. Finding our champion was an arduous task as the championship word was repeatedly misspelled and, consequently, a new round had to be started - again and again. Finally, after 25 rounds, the winner was able to claim the title with the word “quarantine.” And it was high time, as the jury was not only running out of time but also running out of words. The DSW and the English Department congratulate all the contestants for an excellent performance. Sarah M. (7b), this year’s school champion, will move on to the next level, the Montgomery County Regional Spelling Bee. In second and third place, Robert M. (3b) and Jonathan O. (4a) proved their mettle.  At the end of the Bee, the winners received trophies and medals in recognition of their achievements. 

Our thanks also go to Ms. Meuschke for organized this wonderful event, to the members of the jury, to the announcer, and last but definitely not least to the Friends of the German School for their generous support.

S. Jackson

DSW English Department

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