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!
This year Eliot-Hine MS joined other DC Public Schools for the 16th Capitol Hill 4th of Julyparade. Accompanied by Mayor Bower, Charles Allen, and their feeder schools, Eliot-Hine was so excited to meet members of the community and spread the word about their International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. Join current parents/families and members of the community on Mondays for gardening 6- 7:30 PM or Fridays in Lincoln Park for the summer book swap. All ages and levels welcome!
Did you know Eliot-Hine has track & field, ski club, and two gyms? That’s just the beginning! To learn more about Eliot-Hine’s athletics program and offerings, we spoke to their Athletics Director, Ms. Tanisha Kemp. You can also follow their updates on Twitter: @EHMSAthletics. Questions regarding Eliot-Hine’s Athletics can be directed to Ms. Kemp at firstname.lastname@example.org or her cell, (443) 799-9432.
Previously I have shared updates from Eliot-Hine’s basketball teamsand ski club. What are all the sports offered? We have basketball, track and field, cross country, football, bowling, softball, cheerleading, and a ski club.
What sport facilities do you all have on campus? We have a baseball field and two gyms. Watkins ES is currently using one of our gym while they are swinging in a part of our building and we are happy they were therefore able to have a basketball team this year. Our softball field is housed at Eastern HS and sometimes we also share Eastern’s track, which is a treat for middle schoolers!
What sport team always surprises people? Bowling! Our girls had a fantastic season and came in 4th place. The team comprised of mostly 6th graders and they were all first-timers.
How does athletics support the IB framework at Eliot-Hine?Sports are global and ideal forum for community and sharing. Think of soccer around the world and events like the Olympics that unite the community. Lessons my students learn in athletics can be applied to real-life situations: discipline, dedication, and collaboration.In order for you to be a scholar athlete, you have to be able to work with others and communicate. We practice this inside the classroom and on the field.
Anything new for next school year, SY17-18? Ms. Weaver will be coaching volleyball. DCIAA will also offer wrestling and lacrosse for middle school soon. We hope to have these as it is a great opportunity for our students learn a new sport.
Want to support or check out Eliot-Hine’s teams in action? Here is their spring schedule.
March has been very busy at Eliot-Hine! Check out the photos and highlights below:
Eliot-Hine TV Network interviewed new DCPS Chancellor Antwan Wilsonlast 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.