FACEBOOK | JULY 07, 2017 Families: Are you getting an early start on 2017-18 #backtoschool prep? DC Prep campus- and grade-specific school supply lists have been added to our website, just in time for Amazon Prime day on Monday, 7/11. If you select DC Prep as your charity of choice via Amazon Smile, a portion of your Prime Day purchases will directly benefit our community! Scroll down to find your child's printable and downloadable campus- and grade-specific school supply list for the upcoming academic year at DC Prep! FACEBOOK | JULY 05, 2017 “I was a part of the first DC Prep 8th grade graduating class. After college, when an opportunity presented itself to join the PrepNext team and give back to a community that has given its full support to me in my time as a Preppie, I couldn’t resist. The DC Prep team genuinely cares about students and their education.” Everything comes full circle for Maria Lawson – PrepNext Alumni Support Counselor and DC Prep Class of 2007/Gettysburg College Class of 2015 graduate. Click on the link below for her three words to describe Preppies and more! #WeAreDCPrep “I was a part of the first DC Prep 8th grade graduating class. After college, when an opportunity presented itself to join the PrepNext team and give back to a community that has given its full support to me in my time as a Preppie, I couldn’t resist. The DC Prep team genuinely cares about students… FACEBOOK | JULY 04, 2017 “The American Dream reminds us, and we should think about it anew on this Independence Day, that every man is an heir of the legacy of dignity and worth.” Listen to the rest of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s poignant July 4th, 1965 sermon, “The American Dream”, in the link below. Delivered at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, on July 4, 1965. FACEBOOK | JULY 03, 2017 Hunger doesn't take a summer break. Learn more about free meal sites throughout DC for kids and teens: https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks. #Meals4DCKids Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. Use the mapping tool below to find a site near you. Site information for 2017 will start becoming available in early May. New sites… FACEBOOK | JUNE 30, 2017 Anthony Anderson. Remember that name. Our Class of 2012 alum is going places. Learn more about how you can help him achieve his dreams, in this Washington Post article. #ExcellenceAlways Anthony Anderson had never heard opera until two years ago. Now he sings German lieder and Italian arias like an old pro as he tries to find a way to make his dreams become reality. FACEBOOK | JUNE 29, 2017 Three words to describe DC Preppies: "Strong, Impressive, Surprising" Three words to describe DC Prep: "Committed, Energized, Hopeful" Click on the image below to learn more about what makes our community so unique, according to the Assistant Principal of Culture at our Benning Middle Campus, Joshua Goode. #WeAreDCPrep “I feel supported and pushed, and work with people who challenge kids and love them. What makes DC Prep unique is not the systems and structures – those are good – but it’s the commitment to rigorous reflection, grounded in data and a drive to continually improve. I have no doubt that every adult in... FACEBOOK | JUNE 28, 2017 Happy #PrideMonth! #Pride2017 FACEBOOK | JUNE 27, 2017 Their future’s so bright, they have to wear shades. Check out our PrepNext alumni Summer Fellows. #NationalSunglassesDay FACEBOOK | JUNE 26, 2017 “DC Prep is its own classroom – a place that teaches excellence and provides space for reflection, growth, and passion.” Read more reflections about DC Prep from Benning Elementary Campus Assistant Principal of Academics, Neema Desai, in the link below. #WeAreDCPrep #MondayMotivation “DC Prep is unique because it is a place that recognizes the bar that kids need and deserve…and doesn’t stop until kids get just that. It’s also a place for constant professional inspiration; DC Prep is its own classroom – a place that teaches excellence and provides space for reflection, growth, an... FACEBOOK | JUNE 22, 2017 Congrats to the many Class of 2017 DC Prep student co-authors of this book - including Najae, featured on today's episode of The Kojo Nnamdi Show! TUNE IN TODAY AT NOON to The Kojo Nnamdi Show (88.5 FM) to hear Beacon House writer Najae talk about "The Day Tajon Got Shot," inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter Movement. Also on air will be Critical Exposure fellow/alum Amir Price, whose photos we are honored to feature in the book. We're so excited that author voices are being amplified in this way! — Products shown: The Day Tajon Got Shot. FACEBOOK | JUNE 20, 2017 "DC Preppies are some of the smartest, hardest-working students in the District, and so are the adults who show up every day to participate in the process.“ Matthew Guerrero, Special Education Coordinator at our Benning Middle Campus, shares more about what draws him to DC Prep in the link below. #WeAreDCPrep “DC Prep is a community of learners who are dedicated to fostering an environment where it is okay to make a mistake; where the larger theme is stepping up to the board, being vulnerable, and participating in the process. At DC Prep, there are enormous demands of both students and adults, and the re... FACEBOOK | JUNE 19, 2017 Charleena Lyles was a mother, sister, daughter, and friend. Hers was a life taken too soon. Say her name. #BLM Seattle police on Sunday shot and killed a 30-year-old old woman who had called officers to report an attempted burglary and then displayed a knife, SPD said. Police took three children from the home; the victim’s sister says the shooting was unnecessary. FACEBOOK | JUNE 18, 2017 Happy #FathersDay to all of the dads, grandads, and dad figures in our Preppies' lives! FACEBOOK | JUNE 17, 2017 " [...] One of the Preppies looked up at me from the carpet after successfully sounding out a handful of words and said, ‘this is the best day ever!’ I will never forget the pure joy she was experiencing learning how to read." Read more reflections on a pivotal DC Prep moment for Elizabeth Pillion, EEC AP of Early Childhood. #WeAreDCPrep http://bit.ly/WeAreDCPrep FACEBOOK | JUNE 15, 2017 Goodbye, 2016-17 school year. Hello, summer! FACEBOOK | JUNE 14, 2017 Did you know that in their spare time, our Edgewood Elementary Campus DC Preppies are police officers, movie directors, FBI agents, pilots, World Bank finance experts, assistant principals, and more? #CareerDay FACEBOOK | JUNE 13, 2017 You know the end of the school year is quickly approaching when it’s time for our 3rd grade “moving up” ceremony! DC Preppies, team members, teachers, and families joined together to celebrate 3rd graders' official middle campus transition for the upcoming academic year. It was quite the community send-off! FACEBOOK | JUNE 12, 2017 So proud of our #Classof2017! Click the link below to view photos from last week's jam-packed graduation ceremony. #MondayMotivation Celebrating DC Prep's 11th Graduating Class FACEBOOK | JUNE 11, 2017 Fun Fact: DC Prep's data systems generate over 10 million data points each year (no joke!). Members of the Data and Enrollment Team drive impact by helping school leaders and teachers utilize this data to create a lasting impact on students’ lives. They also manage enrollment processes for new students, while working hard to ensure that families’ first interaction with the DC Prep community starts on the right foot. If any of this sounds like a good fit for you, join our team as a Data and Enrollment Associate! FACEBOOK | JUNE 08, 2017 DC Prep honored the #Classof2017 at a graduation ceremony filled with proud families, friends, team members, and alumni of the Edgewood Middle Campus. In keeping with DC Prep’s tradition, 100% of this year’s graduates have been accepted by college-prep high schools. Visit our website via the link below to learn more about tonight’s special graduation ceremony, and to see photos from the event!