As we reflect on the last month of 2017, we would like to extend a huge ‘Thank You’. Thanks to all the community members, partners, and families who work tirelessly to ensure students in D.C. have access to the most high-quality, joyful educational experience. We’ve accomplished a lot this year, and it could not have been done without you.
KIPP DC schools earn Tier 1 status from DC Public Charter School Board – Congratulations to the record number of KIPP DC schools that were awarded tier 1 status by the D.C. Public Charter School Board! Awarded school leaders attended the Tier 1 Awards Breakfast and received their awards on behalf of their school. We’re proud of the partnership between school leaders, teachers, communities, students, and families.
EdFest 2017 kicks off Enrollment Season – On December 9, the KIPP DC community relations team, school leaders, teachers, and staff members battled the snowfall and met potential KIPP DC families at EdFest 2017. EdFest gives students and families the opportunity to explore and learn about different D.C. schools options all in one central location. We’re always delighted to meet interested students and families and share the great work of our current scholars. Interested in enrolling? Learn more and enroll by in PreK3 – 8 by March 1.
Education Reform Now Tour and Panel at KIPP DC Smilow Campus – On December 7, Education Reform Now hosted an Exploring Charter School Restarts tour and panel at KIPP DC Arts & Technology Academy in Ward 7. The event consisted of a tour of preschool classrooms, interaction with students and teachers, and concluded with an informative panel and Q&A. The panel included Rick Cruz, Tim Fields, Allison Fansler (KIPP DC President), Allison Artis (KIPP DC Arts & Technology Principal), and was moderated by Ms. Abigail Smith. We always enjoy the opportunity to work with and share our experiences in the education space.
KIPPsters Winter Performances across KIPP DC – This season, students participated in many showcases, concerts, and performances. From the KIPP DC College Preparatory fall play, to KEY Academy’s annual orchestra concert, to Promise Academy’s ‘Around the World’ Cultural Fair, and Heights Academy‘s ‘Hour of Code’ with Accenture – our KIPP DC students have been showing off their talents and hunger for learning, arts, and culture all month. Check our Facebook page for more photos from all the winter events.
We truly enjoyed 2017! We’ll be back next month to kick off a new year of initiatives from the community relations team. Until then, enjoy the holidays and happy New Year. As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to Althea Holford, Brandon Best, or Nathan Woods with questions or to learn more about what KIPP DC is up to in the community.
We look forward to continuing this work with you into 2018 and beyond!