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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Student-Crafted Parental Guide App Available

The Office of Family and Public Engagement and the Office of Teaching and Learning collaborated to create grade-specific Parent Guides that provide the tools needed to support their child’s learning at home.

In this booklet, parents will find strategies based on the DCPS curriculum to help students meet their learning goals.

For high school students, the guides also provide tips for families on how to help students successfully navigate the process to and through college.

Be sure to check out DCPS’s mobile app, developed by students. The app is available in the Android Market under the name “DCPS Parent Guide.”

Woodson High Student in Spotlight

Woodson High Student in Spotlight

Woodson High School senior James Thomas says he used to be a “bad student,” but that packing his schedule with sports such as track and football helped him stay on track.

Now he’s heading to the University of the District of Columbia to study fire science in the fall. His story appeared in a recent edition of The Washington Post.

Dunbar Senior Headed for Marines

Dunbar Senior Headed for Marines

Following graduation, Dunbar High School senior Malik Thompson says he’s joining the Marines where he wants to be a global military security officer and pursue intelligence for anti-terrorism efforts.

Malik said he prepared for his career choice by leading ROTC at Dunbar and volunteering at a Veterans Affairs hospital.

“My grandfather was a Marine,” Malik said in a Facebook post. “My brother was a Marine. So it was a career path that was destined for me.”

SafeTrack Impact

SafeTrack Impact

Metro’s yearlong track SafeTrack maintenance program will have a significant affect on students and staff who use Metrorail as a part of their commute.

Reduced rail service along the lines where work is being conducted will result in extreme crowding and delays of an hour or more. Parents and students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the plan and to seek alternative travel options to avoid high-impact areas.

To view alternative transportation options, visit safetrack.godcgo.com and wmata.com/safetrack.

D.C. Rising: Sports Standout

D.C. Rising: Sports Standout

McKinley Technology High School student Hans Capozzi has played baseball his “whole life.” His dad taught him how to play when he was younger, and he now plays shortstop and pitches for the team at McKinley Tech.

Hans, who is enrolled in the IT STEM track at McKinley, is a member of the team that won “Best in State” earlier this year at the Verizon App Challenge for their app that detects fires and gas leaks in homes.

His favorite moment from this baseball season was actually the accompanying photo because he was about to hit a triple.

He hopes to continue playing baseball through college, but enjoys McKinley Tech for now because “everyone is motivated to excel academically.”

Mayor’s Early-Childhood Conference

Mayor’s Early-Childhood Conference

Mayor Muriel Bowser recently shared her vision for a Quality Early Learning System in the District, during which the audience also heard from leaders, partners, and practitioners in early childhood development.

The event, titled, “The Mayor’s Convening on Early Childhood,” was held June 9 at the DC Taxicab Commission offices in Ward 8.

The event also included a panel discussion on “Accessing and Providing Early Care and Education” with parents and early childhood education advocates, as well as small group discussions on achieving better support outcomes for children, families and child care providers.

ACE Scholarship Recipient

ACE Scholarship Recipient

Friendship Tech Prep High School student Tony Jones has been awarded a scholarship from the ACE (Architecture, Construction and Engineering) Mentor Program of America.

ACE, which reaches more than 8,000 students nationally, aims to engage, excite and enlighten high school students who pursue careers in architecture, engineering and construction through mentoring and other programs that support their ongoing interest in the industry.

“My mentors taught me of the different opportunities that come with the job and how it goes beyond working with buildings,” Tony said. “This will prepare me for college [and] the experience has increased my career interest of becoming a mechanical engineer.”

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