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D.C. Public Charter School Board Receives 19 Charter School Applications

D.C. Public Charter School Board Receives 19 Charter School Applications

This story comes to us from Audrey Williams:

The D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB) accepted 19 applications to create new public charter schools by the February 1st deadline.  Twenty one applications were presented, but only 19 complete applications met the initial submission requirements specified in the Board’s guidelines. The charter schools, if approved, would open in fall 2012.

 

2nd Annual Bio Medical Competition

2nd Annual Bio Medical Competition

National Institutes of Health Co-Sponsors
National Library of Medicine, NIH Office of Communications and Public Health
NIH Office of Science Education, and the National Human Genome Research Institute

On February 7th from 5:30pm-9pm, the Patriots Technology Training Center will host its 2nd annual Bio Medical Competition at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, in Bethesda MD  20894.  Their goal is to encourage students to further their interest in various medical fields.  Please visit their website (www.patriots-ttc.org) to view the 2010 Bio-Medical Competition co-sponsored by The Library of Medicine.

Eight high school and one home school team will present a five-page research paper, brochure, slide show, one-page web site, display board, and an oral presentation on one of the medical careers listed below: 

Feb. 19 Futsal tournament A Chance for High School Teams To Give Back

Feb. 19 Futsal tournament A Chance for High School Teams To Give Back

On Feb. 19, local nonprofit DC SCORES is hosting the first-ever Soccer & Service Cup -- a Futsal tournament that also involves giving back.

The 5v5 tournament is for high school boys and girls in the greater DC area. It will be held at St. Albans School – with the girls tournament beginning at 11am followed by the boys in the afternoon.

Registration for a team is $600, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting DC SCORES’ after-school program that serves 800 students at 25 schools in six of the District's eight wards. DC SCORES combines soccer, poetry and service-learning to inspire kids to be physically fit, engaged in school, and active in their communities.

School Without Walls Senior Raising Monday For Senior Project

School Without Walls Senior Raising Monday For Senior Project

Like many overwhelmed seniors, who are visiting colleges and making tough decisions while finishing up their last year of high school, Kara, a resident of Cleveland Park and a senior at DC’s School Without Walls, is required to do a senior project for graduation.  Students select their own projects and mentors help them while they carry them out.  

Kara must write a research paper, and then give an oral presentation to members of the community who are familiar with the subject area.  At this joyous time of year, Kara’s choice is not joyous—instead it’s a serious subject that affects teenagers:  “Self-Harm.” 

DC Public Charter School Recruitment Expo January 8, 2011

DC Public Charter School Recruitment Expo January 8, 2011

Are you looking for a charter school for your child? Then don’t miss the D.C. Charter School Recruitment Expo on Saturday, January 8th, 2011 from noon – 4:00pm at the Washington Convention Center. It will be a one-stop opportunity to learn about the diverse array of charter school options available in Washington, D.C..  Come and meet the school leaders of the 52 charter schools. 

Teachers are encouraged to attend to see what teaching opportunites are available. 

Take the Metro right to the Convention Center to avoid traffic and parking challenges. Call 202-328-2660 if you have questions, or just come down. Tell your friends!
 
The first 500 children that attend will receive giftbags!
 
This event is free for D.C. families and metro-area teachers.

For more information visit our website www.dccharterexpo.org.

 

MARYLAND'S 2nd Annual Video Gaming Conference Sat Dec.11 8:30 - 1:30 Grades5 - 12

MARYLAND'S 2nd Annual Video Gaming Conference Sat Dec.11 8:30 - 1:30  Grades5 - 12

WHAT: This 1-day conference for 5th-12th grade students promises to educate and motivate students who seek information on how to crack into the video gaming industry.  From creation to marketing industry experts will introduce students to the various aspects of video game design, programming…and of course play!  With fun, food, and door prizes you don’t want to miss out on this experience.

 

WHO:                                    WORKSHOP - GAMES - FOOD - PRIZES

DC SCORES hosts District's largest youth Poetry Slam!

DC SCORES hosts District's largest youth Poetry Slam!

The time has finally arrived – almost. After months of learning, writing, re-writing and practicing, DC SCORES’ 800 poet-athletes are making final preparations for the culminating highlight event of the fall season.

The 13th Annual DC SCORES Poetry Slam!.

DC SCORES is an after-school program that uses the unique combination of soccer, poetry and service-learning to inspire students ages 8-15 to live healthy lifestyles and be engaged in school and their communities.

On consecutive nights, 400 of the District’s public elementary and middle school students will take the stage during the citywide competition to vie for the coveted Golden Mic trophy that goes to the elementary school winner. The Slam! showcases original works of poetry written and performed by the students at DC SCORES' 25 schools.