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In 2014, the U Street Oral History Project with DC Public Library was created to gather first-hand accounts of the histo...
02/20/2024

In 2014, the U Street Oral History Project with DC Public Library was created to gather first-hand accounts of the historic “Black Broadway" in the 1920s and 1930s. Hear from long-time residents active in the music scene 🎶: https://bit.ly/DCPL_UStreet

DCPS CTE programming prepares students with skills for success in the workplace and beyond✨. Our students get to complet...
02/19/2024

DCPS CTE programming prepares students with skills for success in the workplace and beyond✨. Our students get to complete hands-on projects in CTE pathways, from cosmetology to culinary arts, and more. Explore the full list of programs at dcpscte.org/programs ⚙️

In observance of Presidents’ Day, DCPS is closed today. See you tomorrow! ☀️
02/19/2024

In observance of Presidents’ Day, DCPS is closed today. See you tomorrow! ☀️

🧸 Have a toddler at home? Join us and Doodlebug, the Early Stages mascot, on Wednesday, as we celebrate the opening of D...
02/16/2024

🧸 Have a toddler at home? Join us and Doodlebug, the Early Stages mascot, on Wednesday, as we celebrate the opening of DCPS' newest Early Stages Evaluation Center at Ron Brown College Preparatory High School! Come learn how Early Stages can help you understand your child's development and learning needs. 💙

This week, DCPS released initial Fiscal Year 2025 budget allocations.  👉 Visit dcpsbudget.com to learn more.
02/16/2024

This week, DCPS released initial Fiscal Year 2025 budget allocations.

👉 Visit dcpsbudget.com to learn more.

Today, Friday, February 16, is a Professional Development Day for educators and there is no school for students. We look...
02/16/2024

Today, Friday, February 16, is a Professional Development Day for educators and there is no school for students. We look forward to seeing our favorite smiles back on Tuesday, February 20! 😊

View the full SY23-24 calendar here: http://bit.ly/DCPSCal

Richard Smallwood is a 1967 graduate of McKinley Technology High School. He pursued his musical aspirations at Howard Un...
02/15/2024

Richard Smallwood is a 1967 graduate of McKinley Technology High School. He pursued his musical aspirations at Howard University before starting his recording career in 1982. Throughout his career, Richard’s music has been recorded by artists such as Destiny’s Child, Yolanda Adams, and Whitney Houston. He has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2006.

02/15/2024

Financial literacy and entrepreneurship take center stage at Cardozo EC 📊. Learning Lab Fridays bring real-world examples of budgeting and business to scholars, preparing them for the future. Thank you to educators, XQ America, and Tumaini DC, Inc., who make it happen! Watch more from PBS NewsHour ⬇️

🗓️ Calendar Reminders 🗓️ Friday, February 16 is a Professional Development Day, and there will be no school for students...
02/12/2024

🗓️ Calendar Reminders 🗓️

Friday, February 16 is a Professional Development Day, and there will be no school for students. Monday, February 19 is Presidents’ Day, and DCPS will be closed in observance.

We will look forward to welcoming students back on Tuesday, February 20! 💙

Happy Lunar New Year to the DCPS community! It is the year of the dragon, which symbolizes strength, wisdom, and good fo...
02/10/2024

Happy Lunar New Year to the DCPS community! It is the year of the dragon, which symbolizes strength, wisdom, and good fortune 🐉. May this year bring you blessings 🧧

02/09/2024

Do you know about the DC Neighborhood Heritage Trails? There are 17 trails throughout the city that share information about the rich local and Black history that shaped our city. Explore some of the trails this weekend! https://eventsdc.com/dc-neighborhood-heritage-trails

Ms. Genevieve Maignan, School Counselor at Calvin Coolidge High School, began teaching in a rural town before going into...
02/09/2024

Ms. Genevieve Maignan, School Counselor at Calvin Coolidge High School, began teaching in a rural town before going into school counseling. She works with students to make the most of their experiences by teaching them how to make thoughtful decisions, be patient, and take worthy risks.

In 1862, Mary Jane Patterson earned a Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College, becoming the first Black woman to do so. Sh...
02/08/2024

In 1862, Mary Jane Patterson earned a Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College, becoming the first Black woman to do so. She later moved to DC, where she served as principal of the first high school to serve Black Americans in the United States, later named Paul Laurence Dunbar High School - Washington, DC. She is known as a pioneer in Black education by paving the way for other Black female educators.

Today's spotlight is Mr. Joseph Boykin, School Counselor at Hardy Middle School. Mr. Boykin works to create a safe, supp...
02/07/2024

Today's spotlight is Mr. Joseph Boykin, School Counselor at Hardy Middle School. Mr. Boykin works to create a safe, supportive, and judgement-free learning environment for all students through daily conversations and collaboration with school staff and support members. Read more below ⬇️

Through NatsPrep, DCPS NAF Academy scholars shadow and learn from professionals who work at Washington Nationals Park ⚾️...
02/07/2024

Through NatsPrep, DCPS NAF Academy scholars shadow and learn from professionals who work at Washington Nationals Park ⚾️. Students get the chance to learn about careers in sports and hospitality, from communications to finance and more. More at WTOP News.

Washington Nationals Job Shadow Day invited students who are part of the NatsPrep program to meet and shadow professionals from the Nationals front office.

Anna Julia Cooper was an educator, activist, and the writer of, “A Voice from the South by a Black Woman of the South”. ...
02/06/2024

Anna Julia Cooper was an educator, activist, and the writer of, “A Voice from the South by a Black Woman of the South”. She was also the seventh ever principal at M Street High School, now known as Dunbar High School, from 1902-1906. She encouraged vocational training and was a champion for higher education for her students. She’s known for being an advocate for the education of Black people, especially Black women.

02/06/2024

We kicked off with 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣ Day at Theodore Roosevelt High School! The day started with a panel of "Notable Natives" including Ward 4 Councilmember Janeese Lewis George, explored DC Black-owned businesses at the 202 Day Pop-Up Shop, and closed out with performances from Long Live GoGo and Roosevelt students 💙

Happy National School Counseling Week! Today's   spotlight is Ms. Caroline N. Young, Bilingual Counselor at Takoma ES. M...
02/05/2024

Happy National School Counseling Week! Today's spotlight is Ms. Caroline N. Young, Bilingual Counselor at Takoma ES. Ms. Young serves as a knowledgeable and empathetic advocate, ensuring equity, accountability, and access for her students 💙 Read more from her below.

Shirley Chisholm dared to be a catalyst of change💥 She was the first Black Congresswoman and the first Black woman to se...
02/05/2024

Shirley Chisholm dared to be a catalyst of change💥 She was the first Black Congresswoman and the first Black woman to seek a major party’s nomination for president. She was a strong advocate for early education, and we're excited for Tyler Elementary School to become Shirley Chisholm Elementary School!

A graduate of Anacostia New Tech High School in 1958, Frederick D. Gregory was selected as an astronaut candidate in 197...
02/02/2024

A graduate of Anacostia New Tech High School in 1958, Frederick D. Gregory was selected as an astronaut candidate in 1978. He’s a veteran of three shuttle missions and has logged over 455 hours in space. 🚀👨🏾‍🚀

Last week, Team Theodore Roosevelt High School faced off against Team FBI - Washington Field in a basketball game at FBI...
02/02/2024

Last week, Team Theodore Roosevelt High School faced off against Team FBI - Washington Field in a basketball game at FBI headquarters 🏀 In addition to exploring the building’s interactive museum, scholars learned about different FBI career paths. Read more from Washington Post.

The basketball game between FBI agents and Roosevelt High students is part of the agency’s effort to build relationships with young people in the D.C. region.

Did you know: Before Roberta Flack’s singing career took off, she taught music at Banneker Junior High (now Banneker Aca...
02/01/2024

Did you know: Before Roberta Flack’s singing career took off, she taught music at Banneker Junior High (now Banneker Academic High School) and Browne Elementary (now Browne Education Campus). On evenings and weekends, she honed her talents by teaching piano lessons out of her Euclid Street home and singing in clubs around the city.

DCPS ➕ DC History 🟰 Black History Happy   🖤❤️💛💚
02/01/2024

DCPS ➕ DC History 🟰 Black History
Happy 🖤❤️💛💚

02/01/2024

Today is the deadline to complete the My School DC Lottery Application for grades 9-12 for School Year 2024-2025! Hear from Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee on what families need to know about the application deadline. Submit your scholar's application at myschooldc.org 📚

The second annual E-Vitational Esports Tournament is coming to Eastern High School on February 10, with a college and co...
01/31/2024

The second annual E-Vitational Esports Tournament is coming to Eastern High School on February 10, with a college and community fair! DC high school students interested in competing in Super Smash Bros., Madden NFL 24, NBA 2K, and Rocket League can sign up here: http://bit.ly/evitational2 🎮

Through our 3️⃣ Strategic Priorities, we will forge a brighter future for every student so that they are: 🍎Succeeding Ac...
01/26/2024

Through our 3️⃣ Strategic Priorities, we will forge a brighter future for every student so that they are:

🍎Succeeding Academically
📚Connected to Schools
🎓Prepared for What’s Next

Learn more about each priority here: dcpsstrong.com/strategic-plan

Today, January 26, marks the end of Term 2 and is a Records and Professional Development Day for educators. There will b...
01/26/2024

Today, January 26, marks the end of Term 2 and is a Records and Professional Development Day for educators. There will be no classes for DCPS students. We look forward to seeing you on Monday!

Over the past 15 years, we’ve made crucial investments in our most valuable assets—our people.  Our new strategic plan m...
01/25/2024

Over the past 15 years, we’ve made crucial investments in our most valuable assets—our people. Our new strategic plan maintains this focus with 2️⃣ Commitments:

🏅Value our people
🤝Partner with our community

Read the full at dcpsstrong.com/strategic-plan

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