Hearst Weekly Update

October 27, 2019

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Principal's Message

Good evening Owls,

This week marks the final week of instruction in the first term and our first ever Fall Fest! Details about Fall Fest have been shared on Bloomz and I hope to see many of you at Hearst on Friday. We're looking forward to a fun day to celebrate fall and the end of our first quarter of learning!

Thanks for your continued support and I hope you had a wonderful weekend,


Upcoming Events

  • Monday, October 28th - Hearst Autism Fund Meeting, 3:30-4:30, Room 214
  • Friday, November 1 - Fall Festival

What I'm reading this week: Ethical Leadership and Decision Making in Education, Joan Poliner Shapiro and Jacqueline A. Stefkovich

News and Announcements from Hearst

Reminder: Halloween

We have heard your feedback about the time and expense that goes into creating/buying costumes for kids to participate in the literacy parade at school. This year, in lieu of a costume parade on October 31, we are going to hold our first Fall Festival on Friday, November 1, to celebrate the bounty of learning that occurs during the fall season. More information about the event will be shared soon so watch this space and Bloomz!

Articles of Interest

Youth Bakes a Bright Future ( A Story About a Former Owl!)

AFRO/ Troy Donté Prestwood

The temperatures outside may be cooling off, but it’s quite the opposite inside the kitchen of 13-year old Madelynn Martin. With the home oven set to 350 degrees, you can even say it’s sweltering. That’s part of what her popular “Very Strawberry” recipe calls for: two large eggs, a stick and a half of butter, some baking flour, milk, fresh strawberries—and a hot oven.

News and Announcements from DCPS

DCPS SY20-21 First Day of School

The first day of school for SY20-21 will be August 31, 2020. In December, we will be seeking public feedback on a draft calendar for the remainder of school year 2020-21 as well as future school years.

We will continue to share information through this newsletter, the DCPS website, and on the DCPS twitter account. Please share the CEO News to Know newsletter to others and subscribe using the link below. Get in touch with us by emailing, ceo.info@k12.dc.gov.

News and Announcements from Other Organizations

Music Masterclass Series

Good Afternoon,

My name is Herb Scott and I am the executive director of the Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation. I am reaching out to you because our organization is hosting a free masterclass series in partnership with DPR this Fall and I wanted to reach out and see if you would recommend any of your students to participate.

The goal of the masterclass is to prepare students in grades 5-12 for music competitions, compete for first chair, or plan to audition for college/university music programs.

Our first masterclass kicks off Saturday Oct. 26th and students can register at musicmaster.splashthat.com

Please let me know if you would be able to assist in providing students for this series.

All the best,
Herb Scott
Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation