Back to School Night: Wed. 9/19 at 6 PM

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Eliot-Hine Middle School staff hope to see you Wednesday, 9/19 at 6 PM for a fun back to school night! After meeting the staff and attending sessions, there will be a BBQ dinner. Please call the main office with any questions, (202) 939-5380 or email Ophelia.Morgan@dc.gov.

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Principal Magrino Meet & Greet: 7/30, 5:30 PM at Hill Center

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Join us next week for Principal Magrino’s meet and greet at the Hill Center. In addition to meeting Principal Magrino and her team, you can check out Eliot-Hine students’ Junk Art Club exhibit in the Young Artist Gallery. Come with any questions you may have!

Marlene Magrino

  • Where: Hill Center
  • Address: 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003
  • Time: 5:30 PM
  • Questions?: Call the main office at 202-399-5380 or email Ophelia.Morgan@dc.gov

You can also check out Principal Magrino’s short bio here.

 

Another Book Club for Kids Podcast featuring Eliot-Hine: 7th graders & Author Alan Silberberg of Milo: Sticky Notes & Brain Freeze

Eliot-Hine 7th graders interview and discuss the book “Milo: Sticky Notes & Brain Freeze” with author and illustrator Alan Silberberg. This book covers a tale of 7th grade angst and dealing with the loss of a parent. Check out the podcast, episode 70 on Kitty Felde’s Bookclub for Kids Podcast

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Eliot-Hine MS 7th graders interviews for Kitty Felde’s Bookclub for Kids Podcast.

 

Author Alan Silberberg on left and actor Joshua Malina (“West Wing,” “Scandal,” the “West Wing Weekly” podcast) on right, is the celebrity reader. 

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Want to check out other podcast Eliot-Hine MS has done? Click here for last year’s podcast on the book “Ungifted” by Gordon Korman.

Eliot-Hine Front Office Temporarily Relocates to Eastern HS for Summer

The Eliot-Hine main office has relocated to Eastern HS for the summer (July 9 – August 13) while modernization work is underway this summer at Eliot-Hine MS. School staff are available during normal operating hours (9 AM – 4 PM, Monday through Friday), to address any of your enrollment and other school related needs. Families looking to enroll should come by Eastern HS instead.

If you have any specific questions you can contact the Eliot-Hine main office directly at (202) 939-5380, the DCPS central office at (202) 442-5885, or DCPS Facilities, (202) 907-8358. Also, the point-of-contact for the Eliot-Hine modernization is Oni Hinton and her email is Oni.Hinton@dc.gov.

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Eliot-Hine’s Junk Art Club Summer Exhibit at Hill Center’s Young Artists Gallery

Content and photos for this blog post provided by Eliot-Hine MS parent, Suzanne Wells. She also leads the Junk Art Club at Eliot-Hine MS! 

This summer, Eliot-Hine’s Junk Art Club is having an exhibit of its art work at the Hill Center in the Young Artists Gallery.  The exhibit will be on display through the end of August. The Junk Art Club is an afterschool activity that was started two years ago. Club members hope visitors to One Person’s Trash is a Student’s Art will be inspired to find ways to reduce waste, and think about how something might be reused before it is thrown in the trash. The Hill Center is located at 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. The Young Artists Gallery is on the ground floor, east of the main staircase. Eliot-Hine MS will also host a new principal meet and greet at the Hill Center on Monday, 7/30 at 5:30 PM.

Last year, the students created a bottle cap reproduction of a Jacob Lawrence painting from his Migration Series (Panel #58 In the North the African American had more education opportunities). Club members saved bottle caps from home, and scored a big bag of them from the Indian restaurant, Indigo. In the words of 7th grader Malia Weedon,  “I care about the environment, and this is a fun way to help the environment.  Projects tend to be more inventive when you use trash.  When you work with trash you work with what you find, and you have to be creative with how you use it.”

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Eliot-Hine MS students transform bottle caps to a Jacob Lawrence painting from his Migration Series 

The discovery of a cache of Ikea bed slats set out for garbage inspired an “eye project” that was modeled after a community art project done at North Park University in Chicago. Students paired up to paint each other’s eyes on the slats, creating mini-portraits. Sixth grader Annika Crawford observed: “I decided to be in the Junk Art Club because I like art.  Art is my imagination.  I take creations from my mind, and put them on paper.  The eye project was great because you got to look at different people, and draw them the way you see them.”

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Example of Eliot-Hine MS student’s eye painting on re-purposed bed slats

Yet another use of found materials is the collection of painted hubcaps, originally gleaned from gutters and sidewalks on Capitol Hill. Rust-Oleum spray paint was used as a base coat on the hubcaps, and the students painted with a liquid metal acrylic paint on top of the base coat.

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Re-purposed hub caps painted by Eliot-Hine MS students
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Eliot-Hine MS student artists at work! 

Want to learn more about Eliot-Hine’s Junk Art Club? Check out these previous posts:

Summer Principal Magrino Meet & Greets for Eliot-Hine MS!

Happy summer! Here are four opportunities you can meet the new Eliot-Hine Principal, Marlene Magrino. You can check out her bio on the DCPS website here.

  1. Walking in the Capitol Hill 4th of July parade with her and Eliot-Hine MS
  2. July 12th, 7:45 – 9 AM: Principal Meet & Greet at Pretzel Bakery
  3. July 17th, 6 PM: Principal Meet & Greet at Solid State Bookstores on H Street
  4. July 30th, 5:30 PM: Principal Meet & Greet and Junk Art Club Art Exhibit at Hill Center

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If you have any questions about these events, please contact Ophelia.Morgan@dc.gov or call the Eliot-Hine MS front office at (202) 939-5380. 

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!