An update from Coach Weedon:
Eliot-Hine took their first of three DCIAA sponsored field trips today with 14 students and two coaches attend. The students had a wide range of abilities with some being excellent skiers, others had only skied on school-sponsored trips, and a handful had never been on skis before.
While the newbies took their first lesson, the experienced skiers took the rest to re-acclimate them to the mountain. They patiently took them down the smaller slopes until they were comfortable going on the longer runs. Early in the day Malia slowly took Katora down her first long run so that she felt safe and confident on the mountain. Later that day she and I ran into Katora “rescuing” two others in our crew helping them make their way to the finish. The kids were enthusiastic, resilient, and supportive of each other. It was a wonderful day!
We look forward to bringing back current skiers and welcome any new ones for our trip on February 23rd!
Good luck on your next trip, Eliot-Hine ski club! We can’t wait to see photos of you all on the slopes!
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.
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.