Roosevelt HS is looking for families to host visiting French students for a week

Roosevelt HS is looking for families to host visiting French students for a week

The school is looking for parents of Roosevelt junior and students students willing to host the students at their homes for the week. It's a great opportunity for the students from both countries and the host families.

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Round up your purchase at Annie's Hardware to support Powell

Round up your purchase at Annie's Hardware to support Powell

Annie’s Ace Hardware (1240 Upshur Street NW) is offering a fundraiser to support Powell Elementary School on Saturday, May 20th, the same day as the Powell Spring Carnival. For every purchase you make at Annie's, you'll have the option of "rounding up" your sale and giving the additional change to support the elementary school.

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Powell Spring Carnival is this Saturday, tons of fun, food and raffle!

Powell Spring Carnival is this Saturday, tons of fun, food and raffle!

The Powell Elementary Spring Carnival is Saturday, May 20th from 10am - 3pm on the Roosevelt High School football field. This is the third year for the Carnival, and it promises to be even bigger with more events and fun for the entire Petworth neighborhood, kids and adults alike! 

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    Could West Elementary get renovated sooner?

    Could West Elementary get renovated sooner?

    Area residents have been pushing DC Councilmembers for action on renovating West Elementary Campus. The long-delayed renovation of West, a small DCPS school in 16th Street Heights, has a chance to start much sooner than Mayor Bowser proposed in her 2018 budget. If so, it may be thanks to a torrid of emails and meetings from residents.

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    Some really awesome items up for auction to support Powell Elementary

    Some really awesome items up for auction to support Powell Elementary

    Get ready to place your bids! Powell Bilingual Elementary School’s online auction is up and running to support the teachers, students and upcoming Spring Carnival on May 20th. There are roughly 80 items to bid on — everything from gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses, theater tickets, and parties and activities for kids and adults. Not to mention Disney World park passes and a chance for you and your friends to share a meal with Powell alumnus Diane Rehm

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    "My School DC" wants to help parents as school lottery deadline looms

    "My School DC" wants to help parents as school lottery deadline looms

    by Elissa Fuchs

    Figuring out the DC school lottery isn't easy, and the deadline to apply is fast approaching. Parents and guardians have under two weeks to submit their lottery applications to My School DC for public school grades Pre-K 3 through 8th grade. The lottery application deadline is March 1st.

    The deadline for high school grades 9 through 12 was February 1st and has now passed. (Though, according to Emerald Becker, Director of Enrollment at DCPS who spoke at the February 8th ANC 4C meeting, you can still apply; you should check with My School DC for the details.)

    For anyone unfamiliar with the process, here’s how it works...

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    “We’re all immigrants”: A personalized exhibit about President Lincoln’s efforts to encourage immigration

    “We’re all immigrants”: A personalized exhibit about President Lincoln’s efforts to encourage immigration

    “We’re all immigrants,” Erin Mast said to me, describing “American by Belief,” an exhibit on immigration and refugees at President Lincoln’s Cottage on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Petworth. Ms. Mast is the Executive Director of the Cottage and spoke to me about the exhibit while they were doing the initial install. 

    “Some of us immigrated by choice, others by force,” she said. “This exhibit is the story of President Lincoln’s effort to encourage immigration in the US and tell the story of how people choose to come here.”

    (Ed Note: This article was previously published on October 21, 2015 when the Lincoln's Cottage exhibit first opened. The article, and the immigration exhibit, are arguably even more relevant today. I recommend you check it and and add your own immigration story to the wall.)

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    Petworth teachers turn to crowd-funding to support their class projects

    Petworth teachers turn to crowd-funding to support their class projects

    When school social worker Keri Sartin moved to her new office at West Education Campus, the room only had a couple of round tables and a few chairs. When I visited her a few weeks into the school year, she showed me the repurposed preschool cubbies she had scavenged and turned on their side to make shelves for the toys, games, and other supplies she uses to help anxious students feel more at ease.

    The is the first article by new contributing writer Adrienne Chu.

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    Roosevelt HS had a Nobel Prize-winning guest visitor last week

    Roosevelt HS had a Nobel Prize-winning guest visitor last week

    Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi visited Roosevelt High School on September 15th. She spoke with 22 Roosevelt students about topics such as education, oppression and the importance of voting. 

     

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    Here’s to Roosevelt High: an alum looks at the school’s opening

    Here’s to Roosevelt High: an alum looks at the school’s opening

    On Friday, August 19th, I drove north on 13th Street towards Roosevelt Senior High School for the official ribbon-cutting. There ceremony was set up to unveil, as Councilmember Brandon Todd described the newly renovated school, the city’s “$140 million investment.” As I got closer to my destination, the steeple of the school came into view; I was filled with mixed feelings. I knew it would be the beginning of a new era for my alma mater. 

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    Roosevelt ribbon-cutting, school's open for students

    Roosevelt ribbon-cutting, school's open for students

    After many years and a $140 million renovation budget, Roosevelt High School, home of the Rough Riders, opened for students on Monday, August 22nd. The new class will graduate in 2021. Read some of the statements made at the ribbon cutting and see some pictures.

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    Powell Spring Carnival is May 14 -- everyone is invited!

    Powell Spring Carnival is May 14 -- everyone is invited!

    The Parents group at Powell Elementary, "Parents Organized for the Power of Powell" (or POPPS for short) is having it's 2nd Annual Spring Carnival, and they're inviting the entire community to come out and have fun on Saturday, May 14th from 10am - 3pm at the football field at Roosevelt High School. Food, fun, a raffle and more. 

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