The Strategic School Planning Advisory Board (SSPAB) met September 20th, 2018. In this meeting, representatives from the Deputy Mayor for Education’s (DME) office shared an overview of the citywide educational landscape. Members of Strategic School Planning team then discussed DCPS historical enrollment data and trends.
Following the larger discussion, members broke out into small groups to discuss strengths, opportunities and challenges to growth for DCPS. Meeting materials can be found here.
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!
- 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.
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.
- Walking in the Capitol Hill 4th of July parade with her and Eliot-Hine MS
- July 12th, 7:45 – 9 AM: Principal Meet & Greet at Pretzel Bakery
- July 17th, 6 PM: Principal Meet & Greet at Solid State Bookstores on H Street
- July 30th, 5:30 PM: Principal Meet & Greet and Junk Art Club Art Exhibit at Hill Center
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.
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!
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.
Check out the presentation from Eliot-Hine’s 5/15/2018 School Improvement Team (SIT) meeting. It includes details on the project schedule (see below), design process, summer plans, and schematic designs. The presentation is also full of draft mock renderings! Eliot-Hine MS community members can provide feedback via this survey .
Survey responses will be used to guide the next meeting: “Schematic Design – Feedback Review” SIT meeting on Wednesday, May 23rd- 4:30 PM. Full modernization project details for Eliot-Hine are on this Facilities modernization page.
Recently Principal Young shared this announcement with the Eliot-Hine community. Eliot-Hine MS is starting their search for a new principal for School Year 2018-2019. A principal panel comprised of Eliot-Hine staff, current parents, feeder school parents, and community members will determine questions and interview principal candidates starting next week.
This survey was created to gather input on strategic planning for the upcoming school year at Eliot-Hine. Please share your thoughts on what is most important for the continued progress of our community and the selection of the new principal. If you have any questions, please reach out to Eliot-Hine’s Director of Strategy & Logistics, Ophelia.Morgan@dc.gov.