New SY18-19 Principal Announcement: Marlene Magrino for Eliot-Hine MS

Today, Marlene Magrino was named the new Eliot-Hine MS principal for SY18-19. She was chosen after a panel of staff, parents, and community members gathered to interview candidates and provide feedback on the process. View the full appointment letter here. 

Principal Magrino comes with experience from teaching at Washington Middle School for Girls, serving many roles including Assistant Principal at DC Preparatory Academy, and founding Monument Academy Public Charter School (a weekday boarding school serving students who have had or might have contact with the foster care system).

We will be reaching out soon with opportunities to meet Principal Magrino this summer and to hear about her vision for Eliot-Hine MS!

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Calling for Nominations to officially name ‘New North Middle School’

The period to submit nominations opened on June 14 and ended on September 7. Please stay tuned to our blog for the next round of community input later this fall. 

The DCPS school planning team is asking for the public to submit nominations to officially name “New North MS” that will open on the campus of Coolidge High School for the 2019 – 2020 academic school year.  This public and community driven process is driven by the DCPS School Naming Policy

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Your nomination may be based on a person or a place. While there are general requirements for all nominations, one based on an individual has additional and more specific requirements. Please see the requirements below but also please take time to review the full DCPS School Naming Policy

General Requirements for all nominations
All names, whether they are based on a person or a place, must meet the following general requirements:

  • The name symbolizes a contribution to society, including contributions made to the local school community
  • The name will lend prestige and status to an institution of learning
  • The name represents the DCPS mission, vision, and values.

Specific Requirements for nominations based on a person
All names based on a person must be the following requirements:

  • The individual must not be a living person
  • The individual must have been deceased for at least two (2) years; and
  • Only the individual’s given name as well as their surname may be used

(e.g. “Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School” rather than “Dunbar High School”)

 

Eliot-Hine’s International Baccalaureate Showcase

Blog content and photos provided by Ms. Bess Davis, Eliot-Hine’s IB Coordinator. You can email her to learn more at Bess.Davis@dc.gov 

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This school-year, DCPS Global Education partnered with DCPS’s six International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools to recognize students and families at the first annual IB Showcase. Eliot-Hine MS is one of two DCPS IB middle schools in the city. At this recent IB showcase, EH students and families viewed projects through a gallery walk and voted on their favorite IB work products. EH students’ projects ranged from science fair projects, community projects, art, and student writing. 

In addition to supporting event set-up and clean-up, Eliot-Hine students were also present to share their Community Projects and receive recognition on stage. Each school honored students with Learner Profile awards and Outstanding IB Assignment awards. Parents and community members were also honored with an Outstanding Program Advocate Award. All in all, it was an exciting night to celebrate DCPS’s IB World Schools! 

To learn more about Eliot-Hine’s IB Middle Years Programme, check out these former posts:

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Spring 2018: Stevens Project Call Update

For the final Stevens CWG meeting, DCPS hosted two calls to share an update on the Thaddeus Stevens building, engage the community on opportunities for connections within the area, and discuss the planning process moving forward. With a citywide approach, DCPS will continue planning towards goals of increasing access to quality ECE seats, while also focusing on new opportunities to expand citywide capture and build a diverse school community.

View the full presentation here 

Here are some key components of this Thaddeus Stevens project:

  • Stevens ECE Center will include DCPS pre-kindergarten programming and 0-3 infant and toddler programming through partnership.
  • The DCPS ECE program will be open to applicants citywide and will not have a boundary.
  • Opportunity to utilize intentional design and enrollment approach to build SES and ability-diverse school community.
  • We are tracking towards an August 2020 opening date.

We will continue to blog updates here and you can also follow along on the DCPS Facilities Modernization site, on the Thaddeus Stevens tab.

 

Final Eliot-Hine Modernization Meeting of the School Year!

Join DCPS Facilities Team as they present the latest on Eliot-Hine’s modernization project.  They will cover design developments, summer construction plans, and project timeline. This is the final modernization meeting for this school year.

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