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National Philharmonic at StrathmoreJoy of MotionDance Place

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | From WEDJ

Enjoy Videos of Our Graceful and Energetic Dancers Performing During Arts Week

WEDJ dancers demonstrate the variety of dance disciplines they study in our classes. You can view clips of these beautiful performances here: http://youtu.be/oRi4DhtkL8M and http://youtu.be/bShRlnee2O8. Enjoy!

Monday, November 17, 2014 | From WEDJ

One World Education Observer Engergized by Discussions in Mr. Thomas’ Class on School Lunch

Program Manager Nicole Johnson of One World Education recently visited WEDJ and observed wonderful teaching and learning happening in Mr. Thomas’ eighth grade English language arts class. Students were learning about crafting a claim and counterclaim. Read her blog post here: http://www.oneworldeducation.org/crafting-claim-around-school-lunch-food. One World Education provides middle and high school Common Core literacy programs and READ MORE »

Friday, November 14, 2014 | From WEDJ

Thanks for Attending Our Music Open House Today!

Thank you to all the family and friends that came to today’s music open house! From kindergarten through eighth grade, we had a great turnout of parents and supporters as we showed our musical progress! The winners of the music giveaway, where all students were entered were: Two National Philharmonic t-shirts awarded to: Kevin M. READ MORE »

Friday, November 14, 2014 | From WEDJ

Scholastic Book Fair Coming November 17-21

Browse and buy wonderful books at the Scholastic Book Fair next week in the WEDJ library. The book fair schedule is as follows: Monday – Friday: 8 to 8:30am (open to parents) 11:30 to noon (open to 3rd – 8th grades) Noon to 2pm (open to K – 2nd grade  – corresponding to their library READ MORE »

Friday, November 14, 2014 | From WEDJ

WEDJ Dance Partners Dance Place and Joy of Motion Show Students New Moves

WEDJ is excited to be collaborating with local nonprofit dance organizations Dance Place and Joy of Motion Dance Center to bring new opportunities to our students. This is the second year of our partnership with Dance Place, which is located just half a mile away from WEDJ. Dance Place has conducted master classes at WEDJ READ MORE »

Thursday, November 13, 2014 | From WEDJ

A Message from the Resident Leader

Tomorrow the DC Public Charter School Board will announce its annual evaluation of public charter schools, based in part on student performance on the DC-CAS test. We are encouraged by the results and will post details about WEDJ’s performance on our website and send you more information next week. It is important to note that READ MORE »

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | From WEDJ

Ford’s Theatre Programs Enlighten WEDJ Teacher and Students

Students at WEDJ are learning social studies in a new and exciting way by analyzing some of the most famous and historical speeches in American history. Thanks to Ford’s Theatre, students have a new textbook for social studies and are learning history through the eyes of America’s formidable leaders. Here is a picture of 7th READ MORE »

Monday, November 10, 2014 | From WEDJ

Invite Your Friends and Family to Learn More about WEDJ at 2014 EdFEST

WEDJ is participating in the 2014 EdFEST on Saturday, November 22.  This is an event to help parents learn more about educational opportunities available in the District of Columbia. To learn more, visit www.myschooldc.org.

Monday, November 10, 2014 | From WEDJ

Fourth Grade Students and Parents Enjoy Celebratory Brunch and Entertainment

Our class was pleased to host a student and parent autumn brunch on October 20. Fourth graders shared a skit and song about fall. All fourth graders were honored for their achievements during the first nine weeks of school and on the first ANET assessment. All students received awards especially for them. Thirty-two parents attended READ MORE »

Monday, November 10, 2014 | From WEDJ

Pink Pumpkin Fundraiser Educates and Raises Money to Support Breast Health

Thanks to everyone who made our recent pink pumpkin breast cancer awareness fundraiser a huge success! We are grateful for the participation of Nurse Haynes providing information about breast health, and we enjoyed entertainment from the WEDJ Glee Club under the direction of Mr. Bell, songs from Ms. Johnson, and a monologue by Ms. Hamilton. READ MORE »