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Thursday, December 18, 2014 | From Joshua Brown

WEDJ Kindergartener Meets First Family For Christmas Special

Jaden Phillips, a student in my Kindergarten class, was invited along with his family to the 33rd Annual Christmas In Washington concert this past Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the National Building Museum.  At the event, Jaden met President Obama, the First Lady, and Sasha and Malia Obama. Jaden was dressed as an elf for READ MORE »

Friday, December 12, 2014 | From WEDJ


Dear WEDJ Parents and Friends: William E. Doar Jr. Public Charter School For the Performing Arts has informed the DC Department of Health of an potential outbreak of gastroenteritis, better known as stomach flu. After a number of students reported being ill, the school nurse quickly informed school leadership. In accordance with our standard operating READ MORE »

Thursday, December 4, 2014 | From WEDJ

Art Majors Create Mandalas Using Radial Symmetry

​The middle school art majors are studying balance, a principle of art. They are focusing on radial symmetry and creating mandalas. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | From WEDJ

You’re Invited to Beauty and the Beast Holiday on December 12!

Come celebrate the holidays with our first and second grade students as they present Beauty and Beast Holiday!  Friday, December 12 10 am and 1pm  Free admission with an new unwrapped toy that will be donated to Children’s National Medical Center.  Doors open at 9:45am and 12:45pm! Please park in the Vanguard parking lot behind READ MORE »

Monday, December 1, 2014 | From WEDJ

Important Message about Expectations at WEDJ from Mr. Touchette and Mr. Carter

Dear WEDJ Families, We hope that you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving with your families and friends. It is our pleasure to work with your children–our WEDJ scholars–every day at school. We can look back over the first three months of the school year and honestly point to a great deal of success that we would READ MORE »

Monday, December 1, 2014 | From WEDJ

Queen Aisha Performs for WEDJ Audiences During Arts Week 2014

WEDJ’s own Ms. Johnson is also a talented jazz performer who appears as Queen Aisha and entertained the WEDJ family and guests during Arts Week 2014! Thank you Queen Aisha for bringing your music to WEDJ!

Monday, December 1, 2014 | From WEDJ

Girls Chasing Dreamz and Love Linx Give Back!

Girls Chasing Dreamz and Love Linx give back, helping organize donations of non-perishable food for families in need.

Monday, December 1, 2014 | From WEDJ

Mr. Bell Performs at Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage with JoGo Project

Thanksgiving break was filled with music for Mr. Bell and some of his students at Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. Mr. Bell was part of the JoGo Project featuring members of Chuck Brown’s 10-piece band, blending jazz, Go-Go, funk, R&B, and more in an energetic performance. Students pictured are Noah, Christian, Keith and Kevin, after enjoying READ MORE »

Monday, November 24, 2014 | From WEDJ

WEDJ Second Graders Enjoy National Philharmonic Field Trip and Concert

On Thursday, November 20, the second graders were thrilled and excited to be part of the annual second grade concert with the National Philharmonic. Students learned about instruments of the orchestra and a song to be extra prepared for the concert just for second graders! Afterwards, the second graders got to meet Maestro Gajewski and READ MORE »

Monday, November 24, 2014 | From WEDJ

Artist Terri Maxfield Lipp Talks about Art with Eighth Grade Artists

These are photos from our guest artist visit. Her name is Terri Maxfield Lipp and she came to discuss her paintings. We had a discussion about what’s it’s like to be a full- time artist. She purchased a self portrait from eighth grader Dasani Sims. ~Ms. Elcock, art teacher