Weekly Falcon Announcements

for the week of January 6th

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SCHOOL-WIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS

School Uniform Reset

SEED Families!


We are excited to announce our UNIFORM RESET!


We are introducing the uniform reset to help all scholars get back on track with wearing proper uniform attire, but we need your help. Please ensure that your scholar has all uniform shirts, pants, & shoes packed for the week.


In addition, we began selling uniform shirts on campus on January 2nd for he discounted price of $10 each. Quantities are limited, so make plans to purchase your shirt early. By January 7th, all scholars are expected and required to be in full uniform.


Also, all scholars will receive a SEED fleece for FREE!


Please encourage your scholar to come to Mrs. Holman-Jones or Mrs. Williams during their lunch periods to get sized for their fleece jacket.

Family Volunteers Needed - SEE NEW ADDITION IN BOLD

Student Life is in need of family volunteers with great organizational skills to assist with organizing the supply closet with dormitory items such as uniforms, toiletries, bedding, and academic supplies.

The available times are Sundays, Mondays, & Fridays for any two hour window, 6-8 p.m. (excluding Nov. 23rd, 25th, 26th , 30th and Dec 2nd , 3rd, 7th , 17th 24th–31st)


Volunteers are also need for:

  • Dinner duty support (Mon-Thurs 5:00-7:00 p.m.)
  • School store support (Mon-Thurs 5:00-8:00p.m.)
  • Hallway supervision (Mon-Thurs 4:00-9:00p.m.)
  • Check-in (7-9 p.m.)
  • Check-out (3:30-5:30 p.m.)
  • Holiday decorating between Nov 25-Dec 9th
  • Cosmetology, hair, & skin care [for 7th & 8th grade girls] (Mondays 4:45-5:30 p.m.)



Family volunteers must complete the KeepnTrack volunteer application. Click on the volunteer link below to sign-up.


For more details or questions, contact Mrs. Holman-Jones, rholmanjones@seedschooldc.org.

ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Homework Spreadsheet - 10th - 12th Grades

Homework matters! In an effort to help families keep high school scholars on track with homework assignments, especially over the weekend and holiday breaks, this spreadsheet was created.


Click on the link below to view all homework assignments for grades 10-12.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11X7bnwZIu3zF9SO_eOUdqgLbLlNTm8qc1kytNWMsAtI/edit?usp=sharing

FAMILY & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Open House - 1/12/2019

Next Saturday, January 12, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., SEED DC will host its annual open house for rising 9th graders for the 2019-2020 school year.


We invite our current 8th grade families to come learn more about what they can expect from our high school program.


Also, if you know of an 8th grader & family who would be interested in our unique college preparatory program, invite them to attend.


We look forward to seeing you there!

The Invisible Hand Foundation, Inc.

The Invisible Hand Foundation, Inc. (the “Foundation”) provides funds to financially distressed and underprivileged citizens of the greater Washington DC-Maryland-Virginia region to enable them to overcome obstacles preventing them from pursuing a constructive endeavor without reliance on others.


Families can request assistance in the following areas:

  • Education Supplies
  • Dormitory Supplies/Luggage/Bedding
  • Housewares
  • Food Support
  • Transportation Support
  • Family Issues
  • Medical Bills
  • Employment
  • Other *please be specific


If you believe your family is in need of this kind of assistance, please contact Mrs. Holman-Jones to set up a phone conference with her to complete the application, 202-248-3005.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING & EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Cathedral Scholars Program (9th Grade Scholars Only)

The Cathedral Scholars Program is currently kicking off its recruitment season for new Scholars. The Cathedral Scholars Program is a four-year college preparatory program that provides academic enrichment, professional and career exploration, leadership development, and community engagement experience for selected high school students in DC Public and Charter High Schools. CSP highlights include intensive academic courses (English, Math, and SAT prep classes) with afternoon placements in paid internships (in partnership with the MBSYEP); college tours; opportunities for full or partial college scholarships; and opportunities for cultural experiences and community service.


Each year, 15 ninth graders from at least five different D.C. public and charter schools are inducted into the Cathedral Scholars Program through a competitive application process. The Scholars are primarily students of color with minimum of a 3.0 GPA, low to moderate family income and first generation college students. The cohorts of 15 students are recruited from 1/3 of D.C. public and charter schools on a three-year rotating basis. Our inclusive approach to recruitment ensures diversity amongst each scholar cohort. The goal of recruitment is to have students representing every D.C. public and charter high school every three years.

Experiment in International Living [EIL] (9th-11th Grade Scholars Only)

Interested in traveling and learning about new cultures? EIL is a summer abroad program that immerses students into a new culture where they have an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of how to communicate across cultural, national, racial and linguistic borders while also engaging in day-to-day activities with a host family.

https://www.experiment.org/apply/apply-now/


Important Summer 2019 Deadlines:

January 16 – Admissions & scholarship applications due for applicants applying to The Experiment Leadership Institute.


February 13 – Admissions & scholarship applications due for applicants seeking need-based scholarships from The Experiment. Students must submit their enrollment deposit within two weeks of scholarship award notification.

MPD Youth Advisory Council Seeks Students

MPD’s Youth Advisory Council seeks student participants. Click here for more information. Contact Sergeant Sonja Flipping at sonja.flipping@dc.gov or (202) 576-3408 for more information.

Finland-U.S. Future Scholarship

Spend six weeks in Finland with a host family and get to know Finnish culture! Scholarship recipients will embark on exciting activities that will strengthen leadership skills and inspire civic and global responsibility. The application deadline is January 15, 2019.

View the attached flyer for more information. Contact Mrs. Thompson (lthompson@seedschooldc.org) if you have questions.

M.E.T.E.O.R. Experiential Research Project - Rising Juniors Only

METEOR provides talented students high school students the opportunity to participate in an experiential research project at Children’s National Medical Center and its Children’s Research Institute. This eight week summer experience is designed to encourage students to take the required steps toward careers in STEM and biomedical research fields.


The application deadline is January 31, 2019 via the following link:

https://cri-datacap.org/surveys/?s=39F4A9DEXT


See the flyer below for more details.

Yale Young Global Scholars Program (10th & 11th Grade Scholars Only)

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) is a summer academic enrichment and leadership program that brings together students from around the world for two-week sessions on Yale’s campus in New Haven.


Additionally, YYGS-Beijing: Asia in the 21st Century will be administered by Yale Center Beijing and takes place in Beijing, China. Current high school sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply online at https://globalscholars.yale.edu/admissions.


The application deadline is February 6, 2019. Additional information is available here: https://globalscholars.yale.edu.

Yondr Student Work Program

Are you 18 years old or older? If so, check out the attached flyer. All interested persons should contact Mrs. Thompson for more information.


HELP YONDR CREATE PHONE-FREE EVENTS


COMPENSATION: STARTS AT $18/HOUR

Yondr works with artists, musicians and comedians to create phone-free events and experiences including:

  • Concerts
  • Comedy shows
  • Festivals
  • Album listening parties
  • Film screenings
  • Production sets

Qualifications:

  • 18+ years old
  • Professionalism: arrive on time
  • Positive attitude: phone-free shows are fun
  • Communication: enjoy interacting and working with people in-person
  • All students must participate in a training session prior to the event start time


Apply Today!

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