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.
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 exhibitin the Young Artist Gallery. Come with any questions you may have!
Where: Hill Center
Address: 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003
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.
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 Artwill 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.”
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.”
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.
Want to learn more about Eliot-Hine’s Junk Art Club? Check out these previous posts:
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!