At our first Stevens School Community Working Group meeting, ANC 2A’s Florence Harmon shared the below past articles. Check them out to learn more about Stevens’ rich history and presence in DC:
Background on Stevens School Building
Stevens School is a historic building constructed in 1868. It closed after 2007-08 School Year and consolidated with Francis Junior High to make Francis-Stevens EC. Then in 2014-15, Francis-Stevens EC merged leadership with School Without Walls HS
to become school Without Walls at Francis-Stevens EC.
Below are letters written by community members during the time of Stevens’ school closure (also shared by Florence Harmon):
Lastly, this is the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development’s current page on Stevens School with more background resources.
March has been very busy at Eliot-Hine! Check out the photos and highlights below:
- Eliot-Hine TV Network interviewed new DCPS Chancellor Antwan Wilson last week! He also met and heard from staff and current students.
- A group of students took a field trip to see Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors exhibit at the Hirschhorn Museum. (A separate blog post on this coming up next week!)
- Eliot-Hine students read Ungifted by Gordon Korman and engaged in a book discussion with Kitty Felde of Book Club for Kids Podcast. Stay tuned for this podcast coming out in May!
- 3 of Eliot-Hine’s Ski Team places in their recent competition:
- Malia: 1st place, middle school intermediate division
- Ja’shon: 5th place, middle school intermediate division
- Elizabeth: 8th place, middle school novice
- 5 students compete in the Science Olympiad at American University and place in five different categories they competed in!
- 8th grade students met with their community mentors as they work on their International Baccaleaurate (IB) Community Project. Topics for this year’s research projects include raising awareness about the homeless shelters and population in DC, evaluating high school drop out rate and its consequences, how to address bullying in middle school, education reform, etc. Mentors will continue to meet with students until their presentation in late May.
- Thursday, March 23: Eliot-Hine STEM Fair Expo, 1-3 PM. This event brings together our students to demonstrate their abilities to create, problem-solve, and innovate in the fields of math and science. You will be able to view: 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Science Fair Projects; 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Math Projects; STEM demos.
- Saturday, April 1st: Pollinator Garden Installation & Enrollment Event, 9 AM – 12 PM.