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.
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.
This blog post information is provided by the DCPS Facilities team. View the full Eliot-Hine modernization webpage here.
A letter was sent home to Eliot-Hine community earlier this month with some updates on Eliot-Hine’s modernization. View the full letter here. Although the timeline for the modernization remains the same, there is a change in the swing space plans. Eliot-Hine Ms will now swing in the trailers that Maury currently occupies rather than an internal swing. This will create a better “buffer zone” between active construction and learning. From this new outcome, Facilities is conducting a survey to gather feedback from the Eliot-Hine community (including Eliot-Hine feeders) and Maury ES. Please share your feedback here.
Facilities held community meetings for both Eliot-Hine MS and Maury ES about how these changes may impact them. There will be one more Eliot-Hine meeting on Wednesday, April 18th in the library from 5 – 6 PM. Please contact Oni Hinton from the Facilities Team with any questions: Oni.Hinton@dc.gov or cell phone: 202-907-8358.
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:
At the first Stevens School Community Working Group (CWG), we enjoyed discussing School Without Walls’ campuses, the facilities background and historical context of Stevens School, and enrollment data for SWWFS and SWW HS. Our Stevens School CWG dove into the proposal for Stevens School and down the line will also cover details of the expansion model, naming and branding of the schools, recruitment and enrollment for the campuses, and more.
More project specific information, including our presentation from the CWG meeting, can be found on the Thaddeus Stevens tab on the Facilities modernization website. Our next meeting is slated for early January 2018.
On October 18, 2017, Facilities hosted the first Eliot-Hine School Improvement Team (SIT) meeting of the school year. In this meeting, Facilities presented the revised educational specifications (ed-specs) and current EH leadership, EH staff, EH families, and feeder families provided feedback on this verion. The SIT presentation, ed-specs, and updates can be viewed on the Facilities Eliot-Hine MS modernization website here. The SIT also received an update on the Maury swing schedule. Below is the timeline for the modernization:
The next meeting is scheduled for tentatively December 2017/January 2018, once the architecture team is hired. At our next meeting we will meet the architecture team and review the revised ed-specs.
Project Overview: The existing Eliot-Hine Middle School was built in 1931. The school is scheduled for comprehensive modernization with construction to begin in winter of 2018. Planning started last year in 2016 with the development of an educational specification and community engagement meetings. Additionally, a feasibility study is expected to roll out early 2017. The Department of General Services (DGS), DC Public Schools (DCPS), and the architect is working with the School Improvement Team (SIT) comprised of school staff, current and feeder parents, and members of the community to develop concepts for the school based on program, student, teacher and community needs. The building will meet or exceed sustainability guidelines for LEED Gold and be an asset to the neighborhood.
- Location: 1830 Constitution Ave., NE
- Ward: 6
- Overall Project Budget: $87.7 million
- Architects: TBD
- Project Manager: Stephen Kitterman
- DCPS Contact: Josh Tuch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To help gather feedback to inform our planning, we have created two short surveys. We encourage fill out your respective survey by Friday, January 29, 2017 and share with your network.
Lastly, our next SIT meeting will be late January/early February. We are looking for more feeder parent representation so any feeder parents interested in joining our SIT can fill out this SIT interest form. All resources from these SIT meetings are available on the Eliot-Hine modernization website here.
Next blog post: Q & A with parents of current 7th and 8th graders