DCPS hosted a community meeting for the Ward 6 community (for all families of children attending Ward 6 schools) on Thursday, July 29 @ Maury Elementary.
Attendance was pretty impressive for a mid-summer meeting (50ish participants).
The presentation and all supporting documents (Collaboration Team, Survey feedback and Summary of plan for each individual schools) will be available on the DCPS site: http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/building-on-momentum
A few highlights that impact all schools:
- Rigorous Academic Program
- Differentiated Math Pathway: assessment for appropriate placement, ‘rigor’ standards that will apply to all schools, math intervention program to get all students ready for Algebra 1 in the 8th grade, teacher PD
- World Language as a core course: HS credit by 8th grade, sharing of teachers to offer additional languages, online programs, after-school programs for credit or enrichment
- International Baccalaureate Middle Years implementation at Jefferson and Eliot-Hine
- Facilities upgrades (Modernization and ‘Blitz’ schedule)
- School Culture and Climate
- Full Service Schools
- Educators for Social Responsibility
- Measuring Success
- Grade Configuration and Feeder Patterns
- Stuart-Hobson: moving Montessori to the Logan School, moving the 5th grade to Watkins and Ludlow-Taylor feeding to Stuart-Hobson effective SY11/12
- Brent feeding to Jefferson and Eliot-Hine until boundaries are re-drawn
- Possible re-opening of Van Ness as a neighborhood elementary school
- School Collaboration teams at each middle school to implement the above plan – contact your principal by September 10, 2010 if you are interested in joining your middle school’s team.
Congratulations to DCPS, the Capitol Hill community and to CHPSPO for this huge step towards excellence across all middle schools!