Ron Brown HS Meeting Minutes
Cabinet members received updates on the facilities, budget, staff vacancies, and outreach efforts. Read the March and April meeting minutes for more information.
Demolition of the first floor began in April 2016. Listed below are updates from the construction team. We have included pictures so you can see the work that has been done thus far. Click on this link for pictures – https://www.dropbox.com/sh/sjui3mzi6wx4hl7/AACgtv7wRfwU6rGB-mcc3ojqa?dl=0.
Academic Wing – First Floor
Academic Wing – Second Floor
Multipurpose Wing – First Floor
Multipurpose Wing – Second Floor
EMHS Gets A New Name & Mascot/Logo
After a month of taking comments on the proposed name of the school and on 3 schools mascot options, we finally have the results. Students, families, and community members told us what they wanted – and we listened. In August the doors will open to the new Ron Brown College Preparatory High School. We are the MONARCHS! The lion “Monarchs” represents a strong leader- a king of the land. He represents trust and integrity and service for his people.
It’s been a while since our last Coolidge update. We’re excited about this one because it’s the first of many more over the coming months and years as we begin the school’s modernization process. The Coolidge Working Group officially kicked off this week with its first meeting on Tuesday, May 10th. Notes are here, recap below.
The Coolidge Community Working Group is unique because it combines responsibilities typically associated with a Community Cabinet (school programming) with those typically associated with a School Improvement Team (building modernization). Because both processes are starting at the same time, members have an opportunity to give input on both the modernized school building and some of the elements that go inside of it.
At Tuesday’s meeting we asked the group to begin thinking about how we should gather feedback about the school from the larger network of prospective parents and community members. It was a rich discussion among our stakeholders and an energizing start to the project for all of us at DCPS. Coolidge buzz is growing!
Roosevelt Planning Principal Aqueelha James met with the Community Cabinet last week to talk about next steps for the group as the school transitions to the new building this fall. The notes are below. Ms. James also gave Cabinet members a sneak peek at the new Roosevelt website currently in development! It’s still in progress but check out the latest below.
Principal Aqueelha James and MacFarland Assistant Principal Mark Sanders will host an enrollment fair for both Roosevelt High School and MacFarland Middle School on Saturday, May 21st from 10am to noon in the Roosevelt Gym. Registration will happen on site, so make sure to bring your proof of DC residency. Flyers in English and Spanish are below, please contact DCPS.Planning@dc.gov with any questions.
Note: this event is tailored to prospective families. We look forward to hosting many more events for our Ward 4 neighbors in the future, but will not be able to offer building tours on the 21st.