Congratulations Class of 2015.
On Saturday, the “Legacy Class,” the first graduating class since Eastern Senior High School was re-launched four years ago will graduate. Over the past four years, Eastern has grown to become the 2nd largest high school in the District and is on its way to becoming the top performing neighborhood high school in the District. Over 200 students will be graduating, all of whom have applied to college. Conservatively, 60% of Eastern’s graduating seniors have been accepted to at least one college.
Please join me in congratulating the Class of 2015 and in thanking Principal Skerritt, her team and the countless people and organizations that have helped the students reach this milestone. A special Thank You goes out to our former Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells for the work he and his Council staff did throughout the years to restore the Eastern Legacy.
Learn more about the benefits of and efforts to increase language immersion programs in our neighborhood schools.
Thursday, June 11 @ 7:00 at Tyler Elementary School. The Capital Hill Public School Parents Organization (CHPSPO) and the DC Immersion Project will host a Community Forum on Dual Language programs in the District.
Saturday, June 13 @ 1:00 at the Rosedale Recreation Center. For a screening of "Speaking in Tongues" a documentary about Dual Language programs, followed by a Q&A about Dual Language programs.
While our community was disappointed to see the renovations of Eliot-Hine MS and Jefferson Academy MS and planning for the reopening of Shaw MS further delayed in the city’s final FY2016 budget, we still have an opportunity to impact the process moving forward. Join me at the following Council events and let the city council know that the DCPS Capital Improvement Plan Priorities developed by the Committee on Education and utilized to prioritize school renovation spending contains serious flaws – both in design and in data.
Wednesday June 24, 6:30-8:30pm (SW Library - 900 Wesley Place SW): Education Committee Chairman David Grosso's Ward 6 Education Town Hall together with Councilmember Charles Allen.
Wednesday, July 8, 11am (Room 500): DC Council Roundtable: DGS Contracting and Procurement Practices for Constructing and Modernizing District of Columbia Public Schools.
** If you're planning to attend the Council roundtables, it's always good to double-check the Council calendar before coming down to the Wilson Building.