Calling All Future Eagles: Eliot-Hine MS is Ready for You!

EH Mural Picture
New mural at Eliot-Hine MS (C Street side) by artist Jesse Stark in partnership with DPR.

EdFest is next weekend and the Eagles of Eliot-Hine Middle School are ready for you! Did you know Eliot-Hine MS is a Flamboyan school and has a National Junior Honor Society? Come by to learn more Saturday, December 9th from 11 AM – 3 PM at Stadium Armory. Eliot-Hine staff and parents will be there sharing more about their International Baccalaureate courses, sports offerings, Radio Network run by students, and extracurriculars like Robotics and Junk Art Club.  Take a photo at their table and tag @EliotHine!

Here are other future opportunities for families to learn about Eliot-Hine MS:

  • Tuesday, December 19th at 10 AM
  • Tuesday, January 23rd at 10 AM
  • Tuesday, February 6th at 10 AM
  • Saturday, February 17th @ 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, February 27th at 10 AM

You can also call the main office at 202-939-5380 with any questions or to schedule a visit!

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First Stevens School Community Working Group Recap!

At the first Stevens School Community Working Group (CWG), we enjoyed discussing School Without Walls’ campuses, the facilities background and historical context of Stevens School, and enrollment data for SWWFS and SWW HS. Our Stevens School CWG dove into the proposal for Stevens School and down the line will also cover details of the expansion model, naming and branding of the schools, recruitment and enrollment for the campuses, and more.

More project specific information, including our presentation from the CWG meeting, can be found on the Thaddeus Stevens tab on the Facilities modernization website. Our next meeting is slated for early January 2018.

Stevens School Community Working Group Members

We are excited to work with the newly formed Stevens School Community Working Group (CWG). This group consists of Principal Trogisch of School Without Walls HS and School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens, AP Young of SWW@FS, Mr. Klawender (teacher of SWW HS), Florence Harmon (ANC, 2A06), and parents of both schools. Below is the full list of members:

Stevens School CWG Members

Meeting notes and final presentation materials from all Stevens School CWG meetings will be posted on this DCPS Planning Blog. The first meeting will be held in November 2017.

 

Eliot-Hine Modernization Update: School Improvement Team 10/18/17 meeting

On October 18, 2017, Facilities hosted the first Eliot-Hine School Improvement Team (SIT) meeting of the school year. In this meeting, Facilities presented the revised educational specifications (ed-specs) and current EH leadership, EH staff, EH families, and feeder families provided feedback on this verion. The SIT presentation, ed-specs, and updates can be viewed on the Facilities Eliot-Hine MS modernization website here. The SIT also received an update on the Maury swing schedule. Below is the timeline for the modernization:

EH Project Schedule_Oct. 2017

The next meeting is scheduled for tentatively December 2017/January 2018, once the architecture team is hired. At our next meeting we will meet the architecture team and review the revised ed-specs.

Ward 4 Education Alliance Meeting

Updated 11/30 with presentation shared at this meeting: 

Thank you to everyone who attended the Ward 4 Ed Alliance meeting and shared feedback! We are currently putting together a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to answer all the questions and concerns we heard. In the mean time, the presentation from the meeting can be found here.

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Join the Strategic School Planning and College & Career Teams on Thursday, November 9th to learn more about updates for Coolidge HS at the Ward 4 Ed Alliance Meeting

  • Location: Powell ES- 1350 Upshur St. NW, Washington, DC 20011
  • Time: 6 – 8 PM

Contact us at DCPS.Planning@dc.gov with any questions and see you next week!

Thaddeaus Stevens School to Reopen!

In August 2017, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Deputy Mayor for Education Jennifer Niles, and DCPS Chancellor Antwan Wilson announced a multi-agency plan to reopen the historic Thaddeus Stevens School as an infant and toddler child development center and an expansion of School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens. DCPS will be convening a Community Working Group of parents, staff, and leaders from the School Without Walls HS and School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens community to inform the planning for the expansion of Francis-Stevens into the Stevens school.  Notes, materials, and other updates will be posted here – please stay tuned!

Wilson Feeder Pattern CWG: October 2017 Meeting #4 Recap

The Wilson Feeder Pattern Community Working Group (CWG) recently convened for our fourth meeting. In this meeting, the Strategic School Planning Team provided feedback on several options DCPS is interested in pursuing, including strategies to increase capacity and strengthen program offerings outside of the Wilson Feeder Pattern. We also shared updates from our public survey, key takeaways from an enrollment analysis, and dived deeper in the out-of-boundary (OOB) student profiles for the Wilson feeder pattern. Full details and our presentation are here

The Wilson Feeder Pattern CWG aims to meet once more in 2017 with a proposed outline of the summary document and additional feedback and data on existing options. DCPS will then develop a summary document that reviews the process, priorities, and analysis that this group has completed. This document is meant to reflect the priorities of the group and will be shared with DCPS leadership and DME to help inform planning.

Please contact our team if you have any questions! dcps.planning@dc.gov