|February 8 - February 12, 2016|
January 4-8, 2016
IN THIS ISSUE
Focus on Instruction
Leadership Team and Other Updates
Opportunities and Updates
Ambiente, creating a climate for learning
Sports - Griffins Update!
Thought for the Week
Upcoming Events and Activities
|SPORTS UPDATE - LAST WEEK'S RESULT|
Congratulations to the middle school boys’ basketball team who defeated West and Brightwood. Congratulations also goes out to the middle school girls’ basketball team who defeated Brightwood. Both middle school teams will play in the playoffs this week. The varsity girls’ basketball team Defeated Dunbar but lost to Riverdale Baptist. The JV and varsity boys’ basketball teams lost to Dunbar.
|THIS WEEK'S SPORTS SCHEDULE |
MSGB vs. Takoma at 4:45 @ Takoma
MSBB vs. Raymond at 6:00 @ Cardozo (Playoffs)
VGB vs. Carroll at 6:00 @ CHEC
DCSAA Indoor Track Championship at 11:00 @ PG Sports and Learning Complex
JVB vs. Banneker at 4:00 @ CHEC
VGB vs. SWW at 6:00 @ CHEC
VBB vs, SWW at 8:00 @ CHEC
MS playoffs TBD
VGB vs. NCA at 6:00 @ CHEC
Swim Meet at 5:00 @ TBD
UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
MUSIC DEPARTMENT UPDATES
Feb 11th 10:15am (8th Grade)
DC PUBLIC SCHOOLS AWARDS NEARLY $1.7 MILLION TO SCHOOLS IN EMPOWERING MALES OF COLOR INNOVATION GRANTS
CHEC'S CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER AWARDED HIGHEST LEVEL OF ACCREDITATION
In a City Desperate for Good Middle Schools, One May Be Hiding in Plain Sight
By: Martin Austermuhle, WAMU
September 11, 2014
On any normal Friday, students in Joe Talarico's AP English Literature at the Columbia Heights Education Campus could expect to discuss Antigone or The Great Gatsby. But on the Friday before the Labor Day weekend, they were asked to reflect on something different: the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
And it wasn't just them: over 1,300 students across the campus, which encompasses a middle and high school, were asked to do the same. Whether in (click for more)
CHEC Receives Next Generation Learning Challenge (NGLC) Planning Grant
April 28, 2014 – CityBridge Foundation, in partnership with Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC), announced that Columbia Heights Educational Campus (CHEC) was among an exclusive group of schools to receive a Breakthrough Schools: D.C. planning grant. Breakthrough Schools: D.C. is part of a national initiative called "NGLC Regional Funds for Breakthrough Schools." The Breakthrough Schools: D.C. competition was first announced in fall 2013 to encourage (click for more)
D.C.’s Hospitality High to convert from charter to traditional school
By Emma Brown, Published: April 28
Leaders of Hospitality High, a D.C. charter school backed by some of the Washington area’s largest hotel companies, have decided to relinquish their charter to join the city’s traditional school system. The unusual move - it is the first time a D.C. charter school has converted into a traditional school — allows Hospitality to avoid potential closure by the D.C. Public Charter School Board, which is responsible for approving new charters and closing those that underperform. "Our choice to merge with D.C. Public Schools was in the best interest of our students and the commitment that we’ve made to the District of Columbia to expose them to the wonderful industry that is hospitality (click for more)
CHEC is the #1 non-select school in the DMV
Overall CHEC is #3 in DC and #34 in the region.
Washington, DC, April 8, 2014: Columbia Heights Educational Campus (CHEC), home to Bell Multicultural High and Lincoln Multicultural Middle Schools, is once again one of DC’s most academically challenging institutions according to The Washington Post's annual rankings. CHEC is #3 overall in the District and #34 in the metro area when compared to other public schools and public charter schools.
CHEC has held the position of 34, which is in the top 19% on the index, for the past 3 years. CHEC is ranked 291 out of 2025 of the top high schools nationally, which is in the top 14% of this exclusive grouping of schools. What is even (click for more)
Principal Maria Tukeva receives
2014 In Her Honor Award
March 25, 2014, in a ceremony at Howard University, CHEC’s very own Maria Tukeva was a distinguished recipient of the 2014 In Her Honor award from The Emergence Community Arts Collective. The award recognized Maria for making history through an enduring legacy of activism and excellence in the field of education. This grassroots award celebrates significant contributions to (click for more)
First Lady Michelle Obama returns to CHEC to tell students: 'My story can be your story'
The White House
Office of the First Lady
The Washington Post
The New York Times
The Chronicle of Higher Education
IN A SLOW RECOVERY, MAKING A LIVING IN THE ARTS TAKES CREATIVITY
By Idit Knaan
When 37-year-old Raquis Petree walks into the Columbia Heights Education Center on a recent Monday, he is the man of the hour. Fellow teachers and staff holler “Great job” and offer warm handshakes. Everyone he runs into seem to be in agreement: Friday’s show, the (click for more)
Krishunda Pennn is selected to share teacher insights on BetterLesson.com
June 6, 2013 - BetterLesson selects 8th grade Math instructor, Ms. Krishunda Penn, as one of 14 new Master Teachers in thecountry who will share their teaching insights and experiences through the BetterLesson site.
The Master Teachers were selected for their exceptional mathematical knowledge, unique ability to illuminate math for their students, as well as leadership in their schools and community. They are an inspiring, dedicated group who are eager to help teachers around the country make the leap to the Common Core.
I’m thrilled to collaborate with teachers across the country to create and share lessons that will help students meet the Common Core Standards!” - Ms. Penn (click for more)
Congratulations to Chris Best,
Rubenstein Award Winner!!
The Rubenstein Award for Highly Effective Faculty is one of the District of Columbia Public School’s top honors, and the selection process is very competitive. Chris Best, the Custodial Foreman at Columbia Heights Educational Campus received a Rubenstein Award for 2013-2014 and this well-deserved recognition reflects his lasting impact on our school. Mr. Best is one of only two support staff city-wide to receive this honor - it was said by the DCPS nominating committee that "he stood out among the many candidates as an outstanding asset to DCPS." (click for more)