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    Enjoy a warm, nurturing learning environment

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Friday, October 24, 2014 | From WEDJ

WEDJ Students Prepare to Take Charge in New Student Government Association

Mr. Clarkson is sponsoring the new WEDJ Student Government Association, which held an interest meeting on October 15.  Candidate speeches will be on October 29 and elections will be held November 18. The announcements of winners will be November 19 and elected officials will take their official oath of office in December at the inaugural READ MORE »

Friday, October 24, 2014 | From WEDJ

Middle School Scientists Learning about Fuel Conservation, Genetics, and Energy

Sixth graders are studying the importance of conserving fossil fuels and what new technology is available to help with this conservation. They are also looking at the social and scientific significance of Albert Einstein and why his work is still important today. Seventh graders are exploring genetic makeups (what makes you YOU?). This is really READ MORE »

Thursday, October 23, 2014 | From WEDJ

First Parent Arts Meeting Was a Success!

The first Parent Arts Meeting was a huge success! Parents received important information about the WEDJ Arts Program and the upcoming activities happening in 2014. Teachers shared with parents student achievements and curriculum in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts and shared success stories about student progress. “This was a great meeting,” fourth-grade parent Shareka READ MORE »

Thursday, October 23, 2014 | From WEDJ

WEDJ Board Member Gives Guitar to Aspiring 6th Grade Rock Star

WEDJ sixth grader Noah Blair received a huge surprise yesterday morning when WEDJ Board Member Steve Taylor presented him with a used guitar from his collection. Noah is a self-taught guitar player and currently seeking opportunities to take lessons to enhance his skills. “This is super cool,” Noah exclaimed after receiving the guitar. He told READ MORE »

Thursday, October 23, 2014 | From WEDJ

Arts Week 2014: ARTS ALIVE–Celebrating the IMPACT of the Arts

Mark your calendar now for an exciting week of celebrating the impact of the arts at WEDJ, November 17-21. This week will be filled with arts-related activities for both students and parents, including a Family Arts Night where families can come and take classes from our WEDJ arts teachers. We will even have a Friday READ MORE »

Thursday, October 23, 2014 | From WEDJ

Arts Week 2014: You’re Invited to Our Music Open House on November 14

Please come to our Music Open House as we kick of WEDJ Arts Week Friday, November 14, 2014 If you have any questions, please call or email Dr. Zirkle at 202-557-8914 or szirkle@wedjschool.us INFORmances for the kindergarten, first, and second Grades, as follows (room 233 upstairs): 12:00-12:30 Kensler and O’Boyle kindergarten classes 12:30-1:00 Robinson kindergarten READ MORE »

Thursday, October 23, 2014 | From WEDJ

Theatre Students Can Now Create Professional Head Shots and Films with New Equipment Thanks to Donors Choose

Thanks to generous donations to Ms. Palmer’s theatre classes through Donors Choose, WEDJ theatre students can now create new artistic and professional possibilities. Ms. P created two projects through the Donors Choose website to solicit donations for a high-quality digital camera and a new camcorder. The camera will enable students to take professional quality head READ MORE »

Thursday, October 23, 2014 | From WEDJ

WEDJ Arts Program Goes Back to Basics This Fall to Teach Fundamental Skills

While still offering the same high caliber arts instruction that students and parents love, the WEDJ arts program is taking a new approach this fall: back to basics. “We are really teaching the core foundational areas of the arts so students can have the building blocks they need,” explained Dean of Fine Arts Brian Harris. “Often READ MORE »

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | From WEDJ

WEDJ Welcomes New Chief Operating Officer Andrew Kirkland

WEDJ is pleased to welcome Andrew Kirkland to our leadership team in his new role as chief operating officer. Mr. Kirkland brings extensive experience overseeing operations in education and youth development organizations, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and other Boys and Girls Clubs around the country. Mr. Kirkland has also worked READ MORE »

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | From WEDJ

Earning Wolf Dollars Provide Students With Incentive for Keeping WEDJ Commitment

WEDJ students can earn big bucks by honoring the WEDJ commitment to work hard, create a respectful learning environment, and follow the WEDJ Code of Conduct. These aren’t US dollars that students are earning, however, they’re Wolf Dollars. Wolf Dollars are the new WEDJ positive behavioral incentive system. Students can earn Wolf Dollars by arriving READ MORE »