FACEBOOK | MARCH 28, 2017 Today, DC Prep proudly signed on to a joint statement from public charter school CEOs across the country urging the President not to boost our budgets while cutting education. The statement was published in USA TODAY and reads in part: “In the 'Skinny Budget' that the White House released this month, President Donald Trump offered $168 million in new funds for charter schools. As public charter school operators, we appreciate the proposed investment in new schools like ours. But we cannot support the President’s budget as currently proposed and we are determined to do everything in our power to work with Congress and the Administration to protect the programs that are essential to the broader needs of our students, families, and communities. Budgets are statements of priorities, and this one sends a clear message that public education is not a top priority.” Learn more about our stance - and the stance of other charter leaders including KIPP Foundation, Achievement First, and Uncommon Schools - via the link below. DC Prep is changing the future for Washington’s children. Catch up on what’s happening across our campuses and the latest media coverage of DC Prep. FACEBOOK | MARCH 27, 2017 It’s the time of year when high school acceptances arrive - and our DC Preppies have received some wonderful news in the last two weeks! Take a look at their smiling faces by clicking on the video link. And, stay tuned for more exciting news coming soon for DC Prep's Class of 2017... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOszJjH08ms&feature=youtu.be FACEBOOK | MARCH 27, 2017 Calling all currently-enrolled DC Prep Families: We are exactly ONE week away from re-enrollment for the upcoming 2017-18 school year! Have you checked out your child’s Prep Pack to ensure your contact information is up to date? If you need to change your address, email, or phone - or if you have any questions - please contact your child’s campus directly! #dcpreprollment For information about DC Prep, contact our Home Office at 202.635.4590 or by visiting 707 Edgewood Street, NE in Washington, DC. FACEBOOK | MARCH 24, 2017 We are so proud of a Benning Middle Campus Preppie for winning an Honorable Mention in this year’s National National Cherry Blossom Festival Youth Art Contest! If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, head over to the venue to see art submissions from a number of DC Preppies as well as students across the city! Click on the link below for more information. FACEBOOK | MARCH 22, 2017 Many thanks to the team at Serve Your City, for helping us fill our Benning library with amazing books for Preppies! FACEBOOK | MARCH 22, 2017 An incredible milestone: Our #collegebound PrepNext alumni just hit 100% FAFSA completion - well ahead of the June 30th nationwide deadline. We're beyond proud of them. Help us show them some love, and don't forget to follow "@dcprepnext" on Instagram for more team updates! FACEBOOK | MARCH 20, 2017 Happy #firstdayofspring! ???? Repost from @tattooedartteacher - The attention to detail here is amazing! I'm so impressed by this awesome sixth grader! FACEBOOK | MARCH 18, 2017 How can you facilitate your students’ academic, social and emotional development? How can you support your team members’ professional growth and personal ability to do this work long-term? How can you better engage with students’ families? Do these questions resonate with you? Do they motivate and inspire you to do meaningful work with teammates you care about and trust? If so, find out how you can join DC Prep's team! We have Lead Teacher opportunities available in a variety of grade levels for the 2017-18 school year. Learn more and apply your passion on our website today! FACEBOOK | MARCH 17, 2017 “What you are doing is keeping with the philosophy of nonviolence.” -Representative John Lewis, to members of DC Bully Busters A group of EMC DC Preppies teamed up with a sister school based in Seattle to form the DC Bully Busters. Today, the group visited Capitol Hill to advocate against bullying in all forms and in all areas of society. Students met with Members of Congress including Representative John Lewis. An awe-inspiring day of civic engagement, all around! FACEBOOK | MARCH 16, 2017 TODAY ONLY: Amazon.com is donating 5% of all Amazon Smile purchases (10 times its usual donation rate!) to your designated charity of choice. Be sure to select DC Prep and shop to your heart's content - all proceeds will benefit our network of high-performing schools! Online shopping from a great selection at ACSI AmazonSmile Promo Store. FACEBOOK | MARCH 14, 2017 DC Prep will now be CLOSED today, Tuesday, 3/14, due to increased concerns about weather. We apologize for the change of plans. Please stay safe! FACEBOOK | MARCH 14, 2017 All DC Prep campuses including Home Office will open on a two-hour delay today, Tuesday, March 14th. Doors will open for students at 9:30AM for breakfast and classes will start promptly at 10:00AM. Please be sure to allow plenty of time for your commute and drive safely if you are on the roads. FACEBOOK | MARCH 11, 2017 Don't forget to spring forward this weekend! FACEBOOK | MARCH 09, 2017 We’re on the lookout for Prep EX aftercare enrichment program teachers. Opportunities are available on a rolling basis at our campuses. Learn more online and apply today! FACEBOOK | MARCH 09, 2017 ICYMI: Founder and CEO Emily Lawson's thoughts on the nuances of Mayor Bowser's proposed "walkability preference", from yesterday's WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio. Mayor Muriel Bowser has proposed letting charter schools offer preferential admission to some children living nearby. But the proposal has drawn concerns from some parents, who worry it could shut needy children out of high-performing charters across the city. FACEBOOK | MARCH 08, 2017 Wearing red today in solidarity with women everywhere – in our classrooms, DC Prep community, city, country, world. Reflecting on the influential women in each of our lives. #InternationalWomensDay FACEBOOK | MARCH 06, 2017 DC Prep's Edgewood Middle Campus 4th grade Preppies participated in a Student and Family Leadership Retreat this past weekend. Goals for the event included brainstorming ways to meaningfully engage with 4th graders, and to continue to build a strong community of learners and friends. #MondayMotivation #FamilyEngagement #GoodMinds #GoodHearts FACEBOOK | MARCH 05, 2017 Your colleagues might be fun...but are they THIS FUN? At DC Prep, we find all sorts of ways to celebrate as a community. A range of opportunities are available for the upcoming school year at each of our campuses. Why not visit our Career portal online to learn more and apply! Who knows? You could end up being 1 Fish, 2 Fish, Red Fish, or Blue Fish in SY2017-18… FACEBOOK | MARCH 02, 2017 A surprise visit from Thing 1, Thing 2, and Dr. Seuss today made Preppies shout hip hip hooray! #ReadAcrossAmerica #DrSeussDay Preppies at our Edgewood Elementary Campus celebrate National Read Across America Day and the birthday of Dr. Seuss! FACEBOOK | MARCH 01, 2017 Anacostia Open Houses TODAY: 10AM and 6PM at 1102 W St, SE. Learn more about DC Prep, the #1 network of public charter schools before TONIGHT'S My School DC PK3-8th grade application deadline! PS: If you attend the 10AM session, you can observe classes in session!