"Fresh Air": Powell Elementary’s redesign gets a closer look by Architecture DC magazine

"Fresh Air": Powell Elementary’s redesign gets a closer look by Architecture DC magazine

Architecture DC magazine profiled the renovations to Powell Elementary in their current issue, focusing on iStudio, the architectural firm who is also working on the renovations of the playground at the Petworth Recreation Center. The article walks through the architect’s concepts for bringing in light and “fresh air” into the school.

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Shop at Safeway this month and they'll donate to Roosevelt High School

Shop at Safeway this month and they'll donate to Roosevelt High School

Roosevelt High School is teaming up with the Safeway Foundation’s third annual School Spirit campaign to help raise funds on behalf of Roosevelt.

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Dog breed specific legislation: It just doesn’t work -- a student perspective

Dog breed specific legislation: It just doesn’t work -- a student perspective

I am an owner of two pitbull: my girl’s name is Precious and my boy’s name is Max. I love them both so very dearly and can't imagine being without them. It saddens me to know that there are laws that are intended to protect people but are hurting animals and pet owners.

Ed note: We’re pleased to publish the article below from Toni Blakeney, a senior at Capital City Public Charter School.

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It’s "all-you-can-play" at Powell’s Spring Community Carnival

It’s "all-you-can-play" at Powell’s Spring Community Carnival

Powell Bilingual Elementary School is hosting its Fifth Annual Spring Carnival on June 1st from 11am - 5pm — and this year’s event promises to be a ton of fun for kids and adults in the neighborhood.  Plus, you can pick up an “all-you-can-play” wristband ahead of time and not worry about tickets on the day of the carnival!

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Budget approved for Roosevelt HS pool to open for public use

Budget approved for Roosevelt HS pool to open for public use

The DC Council has passed two votes so far on approving additional funding for the construction and other changes needed to open the pool at Roosevelt High School for local residential use. Another vote and Mayoral approval still need to be done.

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Powell Elementary's 5th Annual Community Carnival is June 1st with games, food & more for the whole neighborhood

Powell Elementary's 5th Annual Community Carnival is June 1st with games, food & more for the whole neighborhood

Now in its fifth year, the Powell Elementary Spring Carnival, put on by the school’s PTA, Powell Padres, is set to return on June 1st. This year the Carnival will be at Powell Elementary, and offers a ton of things to do for families in the neighborhood — anyone can attend!

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Come enjoy "Lion King Jr" at West Elementary School at the end of April

Come enjoy "Lion King Jr" at West Elementary School at the end of April

West Education Campus is proud to present Disney’s The Lion King Jr for their spring musical!! More than 75 students (nearly 25% of their student body!) from PK3-8th grade will grace the stage during three shows April 26th and 27th.

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Do you want the Roosevelt HS pool to also be open for residents? [survey]

Do you want the Roosevelt HS pool to also be open for residents? [survey]

Ever since Roosevelt High School (13th and Upshur Streets NW) reopened, there’s been calls from residents to make their new pool available for use during off-school hours. The main push is that it’s the only local indoor pool, and it’s set up for using swim lanes.

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Councilmember's Corner: Expanding dual language immersion for all DC students

Councilmember's Corner: Expanding dual language immersion for all DC students

All across Ward 4, from Petworth to Shepherd Park, from Chevy Chase to Riggs Park, parents tell me that they want expanded dual language immersion education options for their children. After visiting every Ward 4 school and engaging with parents, educators, and administrators, I consistently hear from families who are frustrated by long wait lists and are unable to get their children enrolled in these highly sought-after multilingual programs.

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Powell teacher offers her students lessons and a role model based on demanding workouts

Powell teacher offers her students lessons and a role model based on demanding workouts

Amanda Cataneo works as a second grade teacher at Powell Elementary School in Petworth, teaching her students reading, writing and problem-solving skills with a strict but compassionate precision. She leads a dual life, one part devoted to education and teaching, the other dedicated to cross training, lifting weights and staying in superb shape.

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Election results for Ward 4 State Board of Education

Election results for Ward 4 State Board of Education

The special election for Ward 4 Member of the State Board of Education on Tuesday, December 4th, talked about in the press and played out on the street corners and farmers’ markets around the area, ended with a small voter turnout and a win for Petworth local Frazier O’Leary. Here’s a look at the vote results.

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Guide on the candidates up for vote on Dec 4th for State Board of Education

Guide on the candidates up for vote on Dec 4th for State Board of Education

In Ward 4, there are four candidates running in the special election on December 4th for the School Board of Education. Here are short overviews of each candidate that looks at their priorities, and offers links to more information on each candidate.

Voter turnout will probably be very low, so try to take some time to go vote on December 4th. Polls are open from 7am until 8pm at your normal polling location/precinct.

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