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    Stretch your body, mind, and imagination

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    Explore the ways music can help you grow

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    Interact with talented, caring teachers and staff

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    Build a strong foundation with teamwork

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    Enjoy a warm, nurturing learning environment

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Thursday, July 3, 2014 | From WEDJ

Third Graders Meet East Carolina University Basketball Star Chanel Green

You could feel the excitement in the air as ECU basketball star Chanel Green walked into Ms. Cherry’s class to talk to the students about important lessons of teamwork and making good efforts. Students listened eagerly as Miss Green shared the importance of setting goals, being disciplined and putting in hard work. She told the READ MORE »

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | From WEDJ

New PARCC Assessments to Replace DC-CAS Tests Beginning This Fall

Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, DC students, including at WEDJ PCS, will take PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) assessments instead of the DC-CAS tests that have been given for many years. The new testing system is aligned with the Common Core State Standards, which DC adopted in 2012. According READ MORE »

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | From WEDJ

How to Keep Your Kids Reading All Summer

School is out, summer is here, and the last thing you should be thinking about is what your child is reading, right? Wrong. Summer reading is the perfect way for your child to pursue his/her individual interests and at the same time maintain and strengthen important reading skills such as vocabulary and comprehension. Reading is READ MORE »

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | From WEDJ

Important Changes Coming to WEDJ for 2014-2015 School Year

While summer has just begun, we’re already planning great things for our students for the upcoming school year. Some key changes at WEDJ will include: Following the DCPS calendar Teaching 90 minutes of English language arts and math in all grades each day Updating our traditional report cards to reflect common core standards Teaching a READ MORE »

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | From WEDJ

Theater Students Study Their Scripts

Theater students review their Shakespeare scripts in preparation for a performance.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | From WEDJ

2014 Arts Alive Performances

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | From WEDJ

Second Grader Isaiah Explains the Brain

Check out this awesome video of WEDJ second grader Isaiah explaining the parts of the brain that control our actions! School Social Work in Action Have you ever been angry or upset, and reacted without thinking? Do you make better decisions when you take your time and consider what might happen, or when you rush READ MORE »

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 | From WEDJ

First through Fourth Graders Create Original PowerPoint Presentations

First through fourth graders worked to create their own PowerPoint presentations with slide transitions and custom animation.

Thursday, June 5, 2014 | From WEDJ

Young Musicians Hit Right Notes in Year-End Shows

Students in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade played wonderfully this week as they shared many of the pieces they have learned and worked on this year with Mr. Sanchez and Dr. Zirkle. Awesome job! Also this week, the orchestra performed with confidence and poise at their performance under the direction of Dr. Zirkle. Wonderful READ MORE »

Thursday, June 5, 2014 | From WEDJ

Art! Milk Carton Architecture, Clay, and More