Weekly Falcon Announcements
for the week of February 3rd
There is NO CHECK-IN on Sunday, February 3rd. Check-in will be Monday, February 4th from 6:00-7:30 a.m. Please plan accordingly.
REMINDERS: Sunday Check-in & Approved Mid-Week Departures
The Scholar-Parent Handbook states: "As a college-preparatory boarding school, our programs are designed to prepare scholars academically and socially for college and beyond. Part of that process includes ensuring that all scholars have an opportunity to prepare mentally and physically for the school week, starting on Sunday evening."
Sunday check-in is required in order to prepare scholars for a successful week. Caregivers are responsible for ensuring ensure that their scholar is present and prepared for the week with uniforms and school materials. "After three (3) missed Sunday check-ins, a scholar and his/her parent/guardian will be required to attend a meeting with the director of Marshall Hall/Brown Hall."
Early Dismissals and Planned Absences
In the rare event a scholar needs to leave campus during the school week and will miss any part of the school programming (academic or Student Life), including Sunday check-in, parents/guardians should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The email should include:
- Scholar‘s name
- Date(s) of absences
- Date and time of pick-up and drop off
- Name of adult who will pick up the scholar (proof of identification will be required)
- Reason for absence/appointment
Communication regarding absences must be submitted in written form by a parent/guardian on file. The school will not allow a scholar to leave campus without prior written communication from a parent/guardian on file. Also, scholars must be signed out at the front desk in the lobby for early dismissal and signed in when returning to campus.
Participating in the evening program is critical for the academic development of each scholar. It is also a part of enrollment contract that all caregivers and scholars signed upon enrollment. Please note below the approved reasons for students to leave after school midweek.
Approved reasons for early dismissals:
- Appointment (medical, dental)
- Church events
- Approved extracurricular activity (Forms signed and approved); Please request the consent form from email@example.com or 202-248-3005.
- Family graduations
- Emergency family needs
YONDR Reset is Underway!
We are excited to announce that Yondr has returned for the second semester. Scholars are required to Yondr their phones during first period and have them secured during the academic school day. Scholars will return to their first period class to un-Yondr their phone at the end of the day.
If you have an emergency please contact the front desk at 202-248-7773. Student accounts will be fined $25.00 for broken or lost pouches. Please see the attached letter for more details.
School Uniform Reset
Our UNIFORM RESET is in full swing!
The uniform reset has been introduced to help all scholars get back on track with wearing proper uniform attire, but we need your support. Please ensure that your scholar has all uniform shirts, pants, & shoes packed for the week.
For a limited time, uniform shirts will be available on campus for purchase at the discounted price of $10 each. Quantities are limited, so make plans to purchase your shirt early.
At this time, 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
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.)
- Cosmetology, hair, & skin care [for 7th & 8th grade girls] (Mondays 4:45-5:30 p.m.)
- Valentine's Day Dance (2/14/19, 6:30-9:30 p.m.) - Chaperones needed (FLYER ATTACHED)
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
FAMILY & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS
FEBRUARY 1ST APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR 9th Grade Enrollment for 2019-2020
Do you have a current 8th grader or know of a current 8th grader who would benefit from a school like SEED? If so, send them our way!
The lottery application to join our Tier 1 high school program is open on My School DC at www.myschooldc.org.
Annually, you choose SEED for your child’s education and we believe the trust you have in our school helps others see the value in SEED’s unique boarding program. But don’t delay, the application will close at midnight on February 1st. For more information, visit our website at www.seedschooldc.org. Thank you!
Please remember to use the attendance email, email@example.com to inform the school about absences and lateness. Starting Monday, January 15th families will receive a daily automated email and text when their scholar is marked absent for the day.
Overcoming Writer's Block, 2/9/19
Overcoming Writer’s Block
Taught by Michael Spaeth
Saturday, February 9th
1:30 PM to 3:00 P.M.
Students ages 9-13
Do you have a great idea for a piece of writing and don’t know where to take it next? Are you using the same images, characters, or language choices over and over again in your writing? Are you ready to try something new with your writing? Join us for a scavenger hunt to take your creativity to the next level! In this workshop, you’ll mix and match words, practice descriptive writing, experiment with metaphors and alliteration, write short scenes, draw pictures as inspiration for your writing, and much more. Each prompt hidden throughout the writing center will stretch your thinking and earn points for your team! You’ll leave this workshop with prompts and exercises you can use to spark your creativity anytime, anywhere. [More information & Upcoming Events]
Marion Barry Youth Leadership Institute Open House - 2/19/19
The Marion Barry Youth Leadership Institute (MBYLI) Program is hosting an Open House Event. The program works alongside with the Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP) within the Office of Youth Programs, at the Department of Employment Services. They are seeking to heavily recruit youth who will be age 14 by June 24, 2019, and we have some available positions for youth ages 15-18.
This event will allow youth to learn about the MBYLI Program, sign up and complete applications for the program, register for MBSYEP, and partake in other activities. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Marion Barry Youth Leadership Institute Open House Event
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Location: 1st Floor Community Room
Department of Employment Services
4058 Minnesota Avenue NE
Washington, D.C. 20019
Contact Ms. Jessica Scudder via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, concerns, or need more information about our program. Make plans to have your youth present at this event, as the Marion Barry Youth Leadership Institute is truly an amazing youth development and leadership program.
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
- Food Support
- Transportation Support
- Family Issues
- Medical Bills
- 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 OPPORTUNITIES - Application deadlines are approaching next week and the first week of February. Don't procrastinate...Apply Today!
Free Tax Prep
In need of tax preparation? Would you like for it be FREE? Refer to the attached flyer for qualifications. Schedule an appointment by calling the number on the attached flyer or send an email to FreeTaxPrepDC@gmail.com.
Finland-U.S. Future Scholarship - 1/30/19 Application Deadline
View the attached flyer for more information. Contact Mrs. Thompson (email@example.com) if you have questions.
M.E.T.E.O.R. Experiential Research Project - Rising Juniors Only - 1/31/19 Application Deadline
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:
See the flyer below for more details.
Space Camp 2019 - 2/1/19 Application Deadline
The Fish & Richardson U.S. Space Camp Scholarship includes, for each student (must be between the ages of 12 and 14 on the first day of camp, July 21, 2019):
- Full tuition for a six-day program at the U.S. Space Camp; July 21st - 26th
- Round trip air fare for travel from Washington, D.C. to Huntsville, Alabama
- Transportation to/from the airport in Huntsville, Alabama to the U.S. Space Camp
- $250 for expenses
- U.S. Space Camp Space Suit
Candidates will be selected based on the following criteria:
- Academic Performance in Science and Mathematics (20 Points)
- Classroom Behavior (20 Points)
- Classroom Attendance (5 Points)
- Questionnaire (5 Points)
- Potential and Interest in Science (5 Points)
- Interview (10 Points)
Applications will be available in the Lobby, 101C and with Mrs. Claytor-Jones & Mr. Murphy. All application packets are due by Friday, February 1st. Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the due date will not be considered. Based on the evaluation forms, at least 5 top candidates will be interviewed in-person by the firm. Fish & Richardson will select 3 students, and 1-2 alternates.
See the accompanying flyer & application for more details.
The Cathedral Scholars Program (9th Grade Scholars Only) - 2/6/19 Application Deadline
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 6, 2019
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.
Yale Young Global Scholars Program (10th & 11th Grade Scholars Only) - 2/6/19 Application Deadline
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.
The Bezos Scholars Program (11th Grade Scholars Only) - 2/8/19 Application Deadline
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 8, 2019
The Bezos Scholars Program is a year-long leadership development program that amplifies youth voice and action. Scholars are teams made up of a student and their educator, who have demonstrated accomplishment, embraced new challenges, and aspire to lead change in their community. Successful applicants are current high school juniors that demonstrate academic rigor, maturity, curiosity, and leadership.
- Be a junior during the 2018-19 academic year
- Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or have received DACA status
- Demonstrate leadership in their school and community
- Have taken and received scores for at least one of the following tests: PSAT, SAT, ACT, or ACT Aspire
- Be enrolled in, or have taken, one or more Advanced Placement (AP) classes, International Baccalaureate (IB) classes, or college-level courses
- Be available to participate fully and attend all trip dates for the Aspen Ideas Festival trip in Aspen, Colorado on June 22-28, 2019
- August 2019 – June 2020: Commit to attending monthly webinars, check-in calls, and develop and launch a community change project (Local Ideas Festival) as well as complete three reports on the progress of project development
Black Girls CODE DC - 2/9/19
Sign up today for our Make Code Minecraft Enrichment Activity with Microsoft!
This free 2-hour introductory coding workshop is an engaging interactive way for young women ages 10-13 to understand more about how the opportunities in computer science and coding open up for them. Tech Divas will meet with local women who work in technology; and will also get a hands on introduction to coding and create their own project.
This event is FREE and open to all Tech Divas ages 10 to 13 ONLY.
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Fashion Center at Pentagon City
(between the Lego Store & Macy's)
1100 South Hayes Street, Unit G04A
Arlington, VA 22202
Experiment in International Living [EIL] (9th-11th Grade Scholars Only) - 2/13/19 Application Deadline
Important Summer 2019 Deadline:
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.
Black Girls Code: Tech, Play, & Learn w/AI, 3/9/19
Black Girls CODE is thrilled to bring an exciting workshop that's all about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning!
Black Girls CODE DC Chapter Presents: Teach, Play, and Learn with Artificial Intelligence!
Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ Alfred Owens Family Life Center | 10AM-4PM
We are thrilled to bring an exciting workshop that's all about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning! Join us for a fun and captivating educational experience.
Tech Divas will get a chance to create virtual chat boxes and work on programming a computer to guess their inputs - all on its own! Come join us as we tackle on tasks and projects and put your skills to the test!
This class is intended for girls ages 7-17 years old.
The Smithsonian Institution/Walking Tree Travel
Smithsonian Student Adventures, our collection of immersive international programs, offers unique travel opportunities for high school students in countries around the world. Our philosophy of meaningful travel allows you build important leadership skills while earning service hours, improving your language skills, and/or working with endangered species.
Take a look at our Open Enrollment travel program opportunities. The enrollment process is simple, making payments is easy, and we are here to support you every step of the way. The World Awaits!
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:
- Comedy shows
- Album listening parties
- Film screenings
- Production sets
- 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
Now Hiring: Holiday Inn - National Airport
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Holiday Inn - National Airport is currently seeing team members that are hard working and guest oriented.
We want dynamic people who believe in cleanliness, guest service, safety, and teamwork.
Catering Sales Manager
Front Desk Agent
Front Desk Supervisor
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