Back to School Night: Wed. 9/19 at 6 PM

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Eliot-Hine Middle School staff hope to see you Wednesday, 9/19 at 6 PM for a fun back to school night! After meeting the staff and attending sessions, there will be a BBQ dinner. Please call the main office with any questions, (202) 939-5380 or email Ophelia.Morgan@dc.gov.

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Another Book Club for Kids Podcast featuring Eliot-Hine: 7th graders & Author Alan Silberberg of Milo: Sticky Notes & Brain Freeze

Eliot-Hine 7th graders interview and discuss the book “Milo: Sticky Notes & Brain Freeze” with author and illustrator Alan Silberberg. This book covers a tale of 7th grade angst and dealing with the loss of a parent. Check out the podcast, episode 70 on Kitty Felde’s Bookclub for Kids Podcast

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Eliot-Hine MS 7th graders interviews for Kitty Felde’s Bookclub for Kids Podcast.

 

Author Alan Silberberg on left and actor Joshua Malina (“West Wing,” “Scandal,” the “West Wing Weekly” podcast) on right, is the celebrity reader. 

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Want to check out other podcast Eliot-Hine MS has done? Click here for last year’s podcast on the book “Ungifted” by Gordon Korman.

Eliot-Hine’s Junk Art Club Summer Exhibit at Hill Center’s Young Artists Gallery

Content and photos for this blog post provided by Eliot-Hine MS parent, Suzanne Wells. She also leads the Junk Art Club at Eliot-Hine MS! 

This summer, Eliot-Hine’s Junk Art Club is having an exhibit of its art work at the Hill Center in the Young Artists Gallery.  The exhibit will be on display through the end of August. The Junk Art Club is an afterschool activity that was started two years ago. Club members hope visitors to One Person’s Trash is a Student’s Art will be inspired to find ways to reduce waste, and think about how something might be reused before it is thrown in the trash. The Hill Center is located at 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. The Young Artists Gallery is on the ground floor, east of the main staircase. Eliot-Hine MS will also host a new principal meet and greet at the Hill Center on Monday, 7/30 at 5:30 PM.

Last year, the students created a bottle cap reproduction of a Jacob Lawrence painting from his Migration Series (Panel #58 In the North the African American had more education opportunities). Club members saved bottle caps from home, and scored a big bag of them from the Indian restaurant, Indigo. In the words of 7th grader Malia Weedon,  “I care about the environment, and this is a fun way to help the environment.  Projects tend to be more inventive when you use trash.  When you work with trash you work with what you find, and you have to be creative with how you use it.”

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Eliot-Hine MS students transform bottle caps to a Jacob Lawrence painting from his Migration Series 

The discovery of a cache of Ikea bed slats set out for garbage inspired an “eye project” that was modeled after a community art project done at North Park University in Chicago. Students paired up to paint each other’s eyes on the slats, creating mini-portraits. Sixth grader Annika Crawford observed: “I decided to be in the Junk Art Club because I like art.  Art is my imagination.  I take creations from my mind, and put them on paper.  The eye project was great because you got to look at different people, and draw them the way you see them.”

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Example of Eliot-Hine MS student’s eye painting on re-purposed bed slats

Yet another use of found materials is the collection of painted hubcaps, originally gleaned from gutters and sidewalks on Capitol Hill. Rust-Oleum spray paint was used as a base coat on the hubcaps, and the students painted with a liquid metal acrylic paint on top of the base coat.

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Re-purposed hub caps painted by Eliot-Hine MS students
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Eliot-Hine MS student artists at work! 

Want to learn more about Eliot-Hine’s Junk Art Club? Check out these previous posts:

Summer Principal Magrino Meet & Greets for Eliot-Hine MS!

Happy summer! Here are four opportunities you can meet the new Eliot-Hine Principal, Marlene Magrino. You can check out her bio on the DCPS website here.

  1. Walking in the Capitol Hill 4th of July parade with her and Eliot-Hine MS
  2. July 12th, 7:45 – 9 AM: Principal Meet & Greet at Pretzel Bakery
  3. July 17th, 6 PM: Principal Meet & Greet at Solid State Bookstores on H Street
  4. July 30th, 5:30 PM: Principal Meet & Greet and Junk Art Club Art Exhibit at Hill Center

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If you have any questions about these events, please contact Ophelia.Morgan@dc.gov or call the Eliot-Hine MS front office at (202) 939-5380. 

Eliot-Hine’s International Baccalaureate Showcase

Blog content and photos provided by Ms. Bess Davis, Eliot-Hine’s IB Coordinator. You can email her to learn more at Bess.Davis@dc.gov 

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This school-year, DCPS Global Education partnered with DCPS’s six International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools to recognize students and families at the first annual IB Showcase. Eliot-Hine MS is one of two DCPS IB middle schools in the city. At this recent IB showcase, EH students and families viewed projects through a gallery walk and voted on their favorite IB work products. EH students’ projects ranged from science fair projects, community projects, art, and student writing. 

In addition to supporting event set-up and clean-up, Eliot-Hine students were also present to share their Community Projects and receive recognition on stage. Each school honored students with Learner Profile awards and Outstanding IB Assignment awards. Parents and community members were also honored with an Outstanding Program Advocate Award. All in all, it was an exciting night to celebrate DCPS’s IB World Schools! 

To learn more about Eliot-Hine’s IB Middle Years Programme, check out these former posts:

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Congrats Eliot-Hine Honor Roll students!

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Congrats to these Eliot-Hine MS Honor Roll students! 

Eliot-Hine Middle School’s mission is to prepare students for success beyond high school by providing:

  • A rigorous academic program, individualized instruction, socio-emotional support, and diverse extra-curricular activities for students.
  • Purposeful support, coaching, and individualized professional development for teachers.
  • Proactive communication and intentional engagement of families and all stakeholders through home visits, curriculum nights, community partnerships, PTO, and collaboration with feeder schools

Visit their school website for more details: http://www.eliothinemiddleschool.org/home

Calling All Future Eagles: Eliot-Hine MS is Ready for You!

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New mural at Eliot-Hine MS (C Street side) by artist Jesse Stark in partnership with DPR.

EdFest is next weekend and the Eagles of Eliot-Hine Middle School are ready for you! Did you know Eliot-Hine MS is a Flamboyan school and has a National Junior Honor Society? Come by to learn more Saturday, December 9th from 11 AM – 3 PM at Stadium Armory. Eliot-Hine staff and parents will be there sharing more about their International Baccalaureate courses, sports offerings, Radio Network run by students, and extracurriculars like Robotics and Junk Art Club.  Take a photo at their table and tag @EliotHine!

Here are other future opportunities for families to learn about Eliot-Hine MS:

  • Tuesday, December 19th at 10 AM
  • Tuesday, January 23rd at 10 AM
  • Tuesday, February 6th at 10 AM
  • Wednesday, February 14th @ 4:30 PM with a treat! (Welcome to stay for the Eliot-Hine PTO meeting afterwards)
  • Tuesday, February 27th at 10 AM

You can also call the main office at 202-939-5380 with any questions or to schedule a visit!