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Over 1,000 community members attend DC SCORES Fall Frenzy

Over 1,000 community members attend DC SCORES Fall Frenzy

 

The athletic fields of Kelly Miller Middle School were flooded with people of all ages Saturday, Oct. 22, as DC SCORES hosted the 14th annual Fall Frenzy.

Over 1,000 students, parents, community members and volunteers attended the event, which celebrates the fall season of DC SCORES, the largest after-school program in the District.

The program’s 800-plus “poet-athletes” representing 27 elementary and middle schools in the District engaged in intra-city soccer games and enjoyed a variety of activity booths, including: facepainting, relay races, Haiku writing and a Starbucks arts & crafts table (minus the hot chocolate).

Past program participants came out in large numbers to referee the games, serve lunch and help out in any way possible, and hundreds of parents were on hand to cheer on their children.

D.C. Public Schools Facing Millions in School Infrastructure Needs, According To New Report

D.C. Public Schools Facing Millions in School Infrastructure Needs, According To New Report

 

This notice comes to us from the U.S. Department of Education:

The U.S. Education Department, in advance of remarks today by Secretary Arne Duncan on the proposed American Jobs Act, spotlighted a new report by the Council of the Great City Schools showing that Washington, D.C. and other urban school systems face substantial, costly repairs to deteriorating buildings and classrooms.

October Meeting of the DC Public Charter School Board is Cancelled

October Meeting of the DC Public Charter School Board is Cancelled

This notice comes to us from Audrey A. Williams:

The DC Public Charter School Board has cancelled its October Board meeting which was scheduled for Monday October 17, 2011.  The next meeting of the Board will be on Monday, November 21, 2011 at 7:30pm.  Meetings are held at 3333 14th Street, NW, 2nd Fl Conference Room.

Considering Opening a Charter School in Washington, D.C?

 

This story comes to us from Audrey Williams:

The D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB) today released its 2012 Application Guidelines for establishing a public charter school in the District of Columbia.  The guidelines provide the steps required for organizations seeking approval to open a new charter school or convert a traditional, parochial or private school. The application deadline is February 1, 2012.  Approved schools would be authorized to open in the fall of 2013.

Columbia Heights EC Hosts Exchange Students from Mexico

Columbia Heights EC Hosts Exchange Students from Mexico

 

This story comes to us from Frederick Lewis:

The Columbia Heights Educational Campus (CHEC) is hosting five students and two chaperones from the Lazaro Cardenas School in San Bartolome Zoogocho, Oaxaca, Mexico, through Oct. 14. 

 

Mayor Gray Announces Design Contract Award to Modernize Cardozo High School

Mayor Gray Announces Design Contract Award to Modernize Cardozo High School

 

This story comes to us from Doxie McCoy:

Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced today the Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization (OPEFM) has awarded the design-build contract to GCS-SIGAL, LLC to fully modernize Cardozo High School, located at 12th and Clifton Streets in Northwest.

 

Alexandria's McKinley Marketing Partners Donates Office Supplies to At-Risk Pre-Schoolers

Alexandria's McKinley Marketing Partners Donates Office Supplies to At-Risk Pre-Schoolers

McKinley Marketing Partners, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia with offices in Dallas, Texas and the New York Metro area, recently embarked on a new era of operation by rebranding with a fresh logo and an updated, user-friendly website. The new circular design of its logo underscores McKinley’s mission – to provide complete, well-rounded marketing solutions for its clients’ interim or direct-hire needs.

By rebranding, McKinley is moving forward with new ways to assist its diverse Fortune 1000 clientele and to recruit new marketing talent. McKinley also wants to remain a vital community leader in Old Town Alexandria, with office headquarters in a remodeled warehouse that originally operated as an arms dealership. Since the rebranding, McKinley had found itself with reams of logo paper products and other office supplies it can no longer use due to the introduction of its new round logo.