23 Oct 2012

Where Will Your Kids Attend Middle School?

It’s a question that I hear a lot when I talk about plans to send my kids to pre-school and elementary school programs here in the neighborhood. But then there’s a pause, and middle school comes up. Lately there been a lot of chatter about bussing kids to charter schools in Northwest or talk of moving inbounds for the Capitol Hill Cluster Schools so the young scholars can attend Stuart Hobson Middle School.

In the last year the conversation — and the ideas formulated by parents — has become public and a means for local parents to get the attention and support of DCPS and Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells and his colleagues on the council. Tonight parents and administrators with gather to discuss the Ward 6 Middle Schools plan and DCPS plan to implement the International Baccalaureate in Eliot-Hine and Jefferson middle schools, as well as Eastern High School.

Parent leaders say there’s lots going on behind the scenes to prepare the schools for the transition but it’s time for the schools to get the word out. This meeting is an opportunity for the community to learn more about IB and what’s happening at these schools, directly from the principals and the school system’s IB manager.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St., NE. For additional information, see the organization’s website.

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