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Week-Long Celebration of Catholic Schools January 29 – February 6, 2012

Week-Long Celebration of Catholic Schools January 29 – February 6, 2012

The following information was sent to us by Brie Hall:

 

Dozens of events have been planned by schools throughout the Archdiocese of Washington to celebrate Catholic Schools Week, January 29 – February 6, 2012. This annual celebration highlights the contributions of Catholic schools through Masses, open houses and activities for students, families, parishioners and the community at large. The Archdiocese of Washington is home to 98 archdiocesan and independent Catholic schools, educating nearly 30,000 students in Washington, DC and Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland.

GWU Names Former Congressman Mark Kennedy Director of the Graduate School of Political Management

 

From Jill Sankey: The George Washington University today announced the appointment of former Congressman Mark Kennedy (R-MN) as director of the Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) and professor of political management in the university’s College of Professional Studies (CPS).  He brings to the position vital first-hand experience in electoral politics and public service as well as a background as a business leader who has taught at leading academic institutions on the intersection of business and politics.

D.C. Earns "Best of Green Schools" Award for Cheh's Healthy Schools Legislation

D.C. Earns "Best of Green Schools" Award for Cheh's Healthy Schools Legislation

 

From Kiara Pesante:

The U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools named the Council of the District of Columbia the Best Policy Makers of 2011 on its inaugural “Best of Green Schools” list released today. The Council was chosen for the passage of the Healthy Schools Act of 2010, authored by Councilmember Mary M. Cheh. The award highlights school administrators and government leaders in 10 categories for efforts to create sustainable learning environments.

DC Public Charter School Board Announces Selection of New Executive Director

DC Public Charter School Board Announces Selection of New Executive Director

 

From Audrey Williams:

The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) has selected Scott Pearson to serve as the organization’s new Executive Director.  Pearson, a District resident, brings impressive credentials to the position. He co-founded a charter management organization in San Francisco that serves low-income high school students throughout the Bay Area and, most recently, oversaw charter school programs at the U.S. Department of Education. His first day at the Board will be January 9, 2012.  

Kwame Brown's Statement On Appointment of Scott Pearson

Kwame Brown's Statement On Appointment of Scott Pearson

 

C Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown has issued the following statement regarding the DC Public Charter School Board’s appointment of Scott Pearson as Executive Director:

 

New Logo Represents Gallaudet University's Bilingual Mission

New Logo Represents Gallaudet University's Bilingual Mission

 

This notice comes to us from Gallaudet University:

Gallaudet University has ushered in a new era with the unveiling of a new university logo. The symbolic design of the logo represents the university's bilingual mission by portraying "Gallaudet University" in American Sign Language (ASL) as well as in English, the two languages contained in the mission. The ASL component is demonstrated by the two arches meeting at a point. The design represents the movement of the sign for "Gallaudet" which is the letter "g" formed with the forefinger and thumb making an arch across the brow and meeting near the temple.

Annual Poetry Slam Showcases DC SCORES Student-Athletes

Last night, November 30, DC SCORES held the first part of their annual Poetry Slam at the Columbia Heights Education Campus.

Student athletes from 14 DC SCORES elementary and middle schools took to the stage and put on quite a show.  

Each elementary school performed two original group poems and one original individual poem, while teams from the participating middle schools performed one, two, or three songs that grew out of their original poetry.  

In the elementary school group, Bancroft took 3rd place, H.D. Cooke took 2nd place, and Perry Street Prep claimed the top prize.  Shaw won first place for the middle schools, and Lincoln was awarded second.  

Read a full recap on the night that was on DCSCORE blog.

Take a look at the video above to see one specific performance from the Brightwood Education Campus.