This week Eliot-Hine’s 8th graders are presenting their IB Community Project. Previously we featured students from Ms. Harris’ advisory on their research project. After researching homelessness, these students were motivated to host a feminine hygiene product drive for House of Ruth, a women and children’s shelter, after learning these items are in greatest need. All month of May students collected donations from their community and Eliot-Hine staff members. These students were able to collect 5,000 products to donate to House of Ruth’s 11 different programs. They also did research on what it takes to run a homeless shelter and how to start a non-profit organization. Check out their photos below from their personal delivery!
Other IB community project topics include: evaluating high school dropout rates, rise of police brutality in the U.S., bullying and how students can stand up for others, etc.
As part of the International Baccaleaurate Middle Years Programme, all 8th graders complete a community projectat Eliot-Hine Middle School. The community project provides an opportunity for students to collaborate and pursue service learning. Students work in groups, conduct research, and practice public speaking when they present in front of a panel of judges.
This year, Ms. Harris’ all-girls advisory is researching homelessness. Each week they stay after school, even coming in on weekends or when they have days off, and have been researching how a homeless shelter is run, what types of homeless shelters are in the DC area, the statistics on homelessness broken down by various groups, and more. A big objective of their project is changing the negative rhetoric around homelessness and teaching everyone to be more compassionate. To take it one step further, these students are raising awareness in their community by hosting a feminine hygiene product drive. They have even partnered with local alumnae of Agnes Scott College, a women’s college in Atlanta, to raise funds. All the proceeds will go to House of Ruth, a women and children’s shelter in DC, and they are so excited to show the community ways people can support these shelters!
If you would like to support their project and make a donation, please stop by Eliot-Hine’s main office during school hours. Items will be collected until Wednesday, May 17. More details on the flyer here.
Next Saturday, on May 13th Eliot-Hine Middle School is hosting an enrollment fair! All families are welcome to come in-person to enroll their student for School Year 2017-2018. The event is from 9 AM – 12 PM. An added bonus- you can also meet Eastern High School’s Principal Brown and see current Eastern HS students in action as they complete a community service project outdoors at this time! Come learn more about the International Baccalaureate Diploma and pathway, athletic offerings, meet staff, etc. Light refreshments will be served.
Please check out the flyerfor all paperwork requirements and more details. You can call Eliot-Hine’s main office with any questions: 202- 939-5380. Then tag us in your photos from the event at @DCPSPlanning.
This past weekend Eiot-Hine hosted an event to kick off enrollment for School Year 2017-2018. Families enrolled their students while everyone planted peas and participated in a Kusama inspired painting project from afield trip students took to the Hirschhorn Museum earlier. Check out the photos from the event below and stop by Eliot-Hine to see the new artwork!
If you missed this event, below are other opportunities you can come enroll your student or learn more about Eliot-Hine in person. Please call the main office if you have any questions about enrollment: 202-939-5380.
April 8, Saturday, 9 – 11 AM: Finishing the pollinator garden installation!
April 12, Wednesday 5:30-8 PM: PTO meeting
May 10, Wednesday, 5:30- 8 PM: PTO meeting
May 13, Saturday, 9 AM – 12 PM: Enrollment Fair
May 19, Friday, 12 – 7 PM: Parent Teacher Conference Day
June 2, Friday, 5:30 -8 PM: International Night Expo
Eliot-Hine Middle School has a very exciting April 1st event planned for current families, prospective families, and anyone who would like to join from the community! From a grant the Junk Art Club won earlier this year, a pollinator garden will be installed on Saturday, April 1st from 9 AM – 12 PM. There will also be a variety of art projects available for all ages, including painting hubcaps to decorate the fences. This is also an opportunity for current and prospective families to re-enroll/enroll their student on-site. Staff and current parents will also be present to share more about the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme.
April 1st: Pollinator Garden Installation & Enrollment Event, 9 AM – 12 PM
Eliot-Hine is full of fun and innovative extracurriculars. Recently the Junk Art Club was selected as a winner of the Office of the State Superintendent for Education (OSSE) Health and Wellness Award. The Junk Art Club won this $500 award for their efforts to create art out of materials that would normally be considered trash. The club members have created a map of the United States out of cereal boxes and are currently working on a project to recreate one of the panels from the Jacob Lawrence Migration Series out of bottle caps.
Below is an update from their recent adventure with the Anacostia Watershed Society:
Members of the Junk Art Club spent a day with the Anacostia Watershed Society collecting and sorting trash from the River Terrace Trash Trap. Trash traps are set up along the Anacostia River to prevent trash in storm water sewer outflows from entering the river. In addition to keeping trash out of the river, the students learned the trash traps provide valuable information to policy makers. Data gathered from the trash traps were important pieces of information that led to the five-cent fee on plastic bags, and the recent ban on Styrofoam containers in the District. The students learned that the five-cent fee on plastic bags led to a significant reduction in plastic bags found in the river. Today the trash traps along the river are collecting primarily plastic and glass beverage containers.
Looking forward to more things the Junk Art Club creates and positive impact they have on the environment!
Eliot-Hine is buzzing this semester with a variety of events from a MLK Day Service Project to 8th graders and their families meeting about their upcoming IB MYP community project, along with basketball games and ski trips! It is also so exciting to continue meet Eliot-Hine’s feeder families (Maury ES, Miner ES, Payne ES, and School-Within-School@Goding) at Buddy Days and the monthly Eliot-Hine Open Houses. Check out Eliot-Hine for yourself at any of the events below!
Upcoming Eliot-Hine events:
Tuesday, 1/24: Ski trip and school visit to Ron Brown HS
Wednesday, 1/25: Maury Buddy Day
Thursday, 1/26: 9:30 AM & 6 PM – Open House
Tuesday, 1/31: Miner ES Buddy Day
Wednesday, 2/1: Payne ES Buddy Day
Tuesday, 2/7: SWS@Goding Buddy Day
Wednesday, 2/8: 6 PM – PTO Meeting
Friday, 2/10: Ski trip and EHMS Picture Day
Wednesday, 2/15: 9:30 AM – Open House
Tuesday, 2/28: Black History Month Assembly
Remaining basketball games:
Tuesday, 1/24 vs. Hart MS: Away game
Monday, 1/30 vs. McKinley MS: Away game
Wednesday, 2/1 vs. Jefferson Academy: Away game
Below are photos from the Eliot-Hine vs. Johnson MS boys game on January 10, 2017.