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School Transit Subsidy Program Update

School Transit Subsidy Program Update


This notice comes to us from John Lisle:


DC Public Schools Prepares for Hurricane Irene


This story comes to us from Frederick Lewis:

District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) is working to prepare our buildings and school community this weekend for Hurricane Irene, which is expected to bring high winds and a large amount of rainfall to the District.


Washington Nationals Players to Help Collect School Supplies

Washington Nationals Players to Help Collect School Supplies


Back-to-School Drive Presented by PNC Bank Continues at PNC Bank branches


DC Schools Closed Wednesday

PIO for DC Public Schools says all DC Schools will be closed today, Wednesday August 24th. School Staff should not report, while staff assigned to administrative duties should report on time. Custodians should remain on standby.

Woodrow Wilson SHS Back in Business

Woodrow Wilson SHS Back in Business

Woodrow Wilson Senior High School reopened its doors to the public yesterday, August 18, after a two year $124 million modernization project. The ribbon was cut at 11:30am and people were finally allowed to take a look at the new world of Wilson. As a graduate from the class of 2004, I was in utter shock. It's hard to believe that when I was in high school, the walls of the swimming pool at Wilson collapsed and were not fixed until years later when the renovation of the Wilson Aquatic center began shortly before modernization for the rest of the building. At the old Wilson, the gym made peoples skin look yellow because of terrible florescent lighting. In most classrooms, the paint was peeling off the walls. In my English class, students had peeled the paint into a shape resembling Africa. It was normal for a desk to be covered in graffiti or be broken. I don't even want to talk about the bathrooms. Now, all of this has changed. 

Chairman Kwame Brown Welcomes New H.D. Woodson High School

This story comes to us from Karen Sibert:

DC Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown accompanied Mayor Vincent Gray and other city officials today, August 17, at ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the newly constructed high school named for the African American civil engineer and community activist, Howard Dilworth Woodson.


Mayor Gray to Speak at Anacostia Senior High School


This story comes to us from Dan Cronin:

To celebrate the start of a new school year and the renovation of Anacostia Senior High School, Friendship Public Charter School will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, August 15, 2011.

Mayor Vincent Gray will join faculty, staff and parents to kick-off the 2011-12 school year.