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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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.

 

Next Eliot-Hine School Improvement Team Meeting, 5/23: Schematic Designs & Feedback Survey!

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.

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SY18-19 Eliot-Hine New Principal Panel

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.

 

 

 

Wilson Feeder Pattern CWG: January 2018 Meeting #6 Recap

The Wilson Feeder Pattern Community Working Group (CWG) met January 25th, 2018. In this meeting, representatives from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education shared an update on the Master Facilities Plan (MFP) including goals for the MFP, differences from earlier MFPs, and aiming to share the final version by summer 2018.

Additionally, the group discussed next steps for the CWG, including the review and drafting of the summary document that will be used to capture the group’s feedback and conversations. Notes and our presentation are here.

Wilson Feeder Pattern CWG: November 2017 Meeting #5 Recap

The Wilson Feeder Pattern Community Working Group (CWG) met in November for our fifth meeting.  In this meeting, the Strategic School Planning Team shared additional analysis and gathered feedback on several options raised by the group.  We also shared a draft of the outline for the summary document that will be used to capture the group’s feedback and conversations. You can view the draft summary outline and the full presentation here.

An update from the January 25th meeting will be posted soon!

 

Eliot-Hine Modernization Project Update: New Exit Path!

 

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The Facilities Team will join the next PTO meeting on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 6 PM, and again on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 5:30 pm to discuss these changes with Eliot-Hine school community. Join for whichever meeting you can! For more information, check out the full project update: New Student Path to Metro. 

Project updates can be viewed on the Facilities Eliot-Hine MS modernization website.

  • Beginning Monday, December 11, 2017, students will exit the building towards 17th Place NE.
  • Eliot-Hine students will not be able to walk down constitution Ave NE to the Stadium-Amory Metro Station
  • Students will be redirected to walk along 17th Street NE, then along East Capitol Street NE (in front of Eastern SHS) to access the Metro Station
  • E-H students may not be able to walk across Eastern’s field

The two Facilities point-of-contacts for this modernization are Josh Tuch and Oni Hinton. Below is their contact information if you have any questions: