Banneker HS Relocation and Expansion

On October 26, 2018, the Mayor announced that Banneker HS would move to the Shaw site.  The materials here include additional context and information on the decision and planning for the re-location and expansion of Banneker HS.

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Cardozo Feeder Pattern Middle School Engagement: February and March Meetings

DCPS is hosting two school-level meetings to hear your thoughts regarding middle school planning in the Cardozo feeder pattern. These meeting are for parents and staff of Cardozo EC, Cleveland ES, Garrison ES, Ross ES, Seaton ES, and Thomson ES.

The meetings will be held on February 26, 2019 from 6-8PM at Seaton Elementary School (1503 10th St NW) and on March 6, 2019 from 6-8PM at Cleveland Elementary School (1825 8th St NW).

The content of these meetings will be the same. Attend the meeting at the date and location most convenient for you. Interpretation and child care services will be made available.

  • Please RSVP here and see the attached flyers in English, Spanish and Chinese. You can also find the data preview for these meetings here.
  • Additionally, please see here for additional context and information on the decision and planning for the re-location and expansion of Banneker HS.

There is also a meeting on February 28, 2019 from 6-7:30pm at the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA which will be hosted by the DCPS facilities team. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the Banneker HS modernization.

New North Middle School Principal Announcement

Please see below for an announcement from DCPS Instructional Superintendent, Dr. Drewana Bey. This letter below is available for download in both English and Spanish.


February 12, 2019

Dear Parents, Families, and Friends of New North Middle School,

As we prepare for the opening of the New North Middle School, I am excited to announce that Megan Vroman has been selected as Principal. She is looking forward to welcoming the inaugural class of New North Middle School to a new school in a newly modernized building for the 2019-2020 School Year! For almost four years at West Education Campus, Principal Vroman has worked together with the school’s community to create a world class education for PK3-8 students. Our vision is to inspire and empower lifelong learners by addressing their academic, social, and emotional needs, and we are so excited Principal Vroman will be at the helm of this work for the new middle school.

Megan Vroman has dedicated her life to serving and providing high quality educational experiences for students. She served as the founding principal of Uplift Mighty, a public charter school in Texas, where she served for two years before moving to D.C. After her transition, she supported school leadership teams at a charter network here in the District. She was selected to lead West Education Campus in School Year 2015-2016. In School Year 2016-2017, West EC doubled the city average in growth on PARCC scores in both ELA and math, and increased student satisfaction from 78 percent to 93 percent.

As a former middle school teacher, Principal Vroman is committed to and deeply believes in the importance of a strong middle school experience. She understands that the role of educators is not only to prepare scholars for the academic rigor of college and beyond but also to develop citizenship and social skills that empower change agents for the community and the world. Principal Vroman earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University and a master’s in education from Arizona State University. She also holds an Executive Master’s in Leadership from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

I look forward to supporting Principal Vroman and the entire New North family in preparation for next school year. As Principal Vroman transitions to her new role next month, please contact me via email at drewana.bey@k12.dc.gov should you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Dr. Drewana Bey

Instructional Superintendent, Cluster 8


 

 

Final Wilson Feeder Pattern Community Working Group Summary Report

On Friday, February 8, 2019, DCPS transmitted the final Wilson Feeder Pattern Community Working Group Summary Report on behalf of the members of the Wilson Feeder Pattern Community Working Group (CWG).  The CWG was convened by DCPS in response to multiple issues of overcapacity at schools in the Wilson High School feeder pattern. The CWG included parents, school leaders, and community members from the 15 schools that make up the Wilson High School feeder pattern and held its first meeting in May 2017. The purpose of this group was to help DCPS identify potential solutions to address the overcapacity issues in the feeder pattern.  The report summarizes the process, analysis, and discussions held with members of the CWG, as well as the conclusions reached by the group upon completion of this process.

The final report is available here.