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Yearly Archives: 2015

DCPS PARCC Results Message from Chancellor Kaya Henderson - 12/31/2015 11:29 am

Click here to view the Chancellor letter. Click here to learn more about PARCC.

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Mellow Tones Open For Kendrick Lamar & National Symphony Orchestra at Kennedy Center Concert Hall - 10/26/2015 9:02 am

Washington D.C. hasn’t seen many nights like this. As Kendrick Lamar took the stage at the Concert Hall at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, there was a palpable sense of triumph: for the audience, the lucky…

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Visual Arts Students Create #BetterMakeRoom Mural on White House Driveway - 10/26/2015 8:58 am

The First Lady introduces the #BetterMakeRoom initiative to inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or…

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Visual Arts Students Win 1st Place at Latino Art Beat Competition - 10/26/2015 8:53 am

In the Latino Art Beat Competition, our Visual Arts 12th grade student Isaac Bergfalk won first place. Twelfth grader Venz Harriet Mae Managan received Honorable Mention. For more information, visit here.

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Ellington Alumni and Renowned mezzo soprano Denyce Graves to sing in support of Arts School - 10/6/2015 1:18 pm

Renowned mezzo soprano Denyce Graves to sing in support of exceptional Chester Charter School for the Arts Denyce Graves, one of today’s most exciting vocal stars, will perform at Philadelphia’s historic Christ Church to raise funds for an extraordinary educational…

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HistoryMakers Inspire Ellington Students - 10/6/2015 1:13 pm

Native Washingtonian, Don Baker came from very humble beginnings. He graduated from Anacostia High School in Southeast and lost both his parents by age 19. By 21, Baker and his brother garnered a passion for photography and decided to pursue…

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Ellington Awarded $750 at 7th Annual “Evolution of Gospel” Celebrates Gospel Music Heritage Month - 10/6/2015 12:59 pm

The 7th Annual “Evolution of Gospel” hosted by the Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC was held on September 14, 2015 to celebrate the rich history and legacy of gospel music…

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Six years after the fire, Peggy Cooper Cafritz has a new home and collection - 09/25/2015 2:48 pm

  Peggy Cooper Cafritz, art patron, education advocate and Washington grande dame, knows what it’s like to live with art and to be forced to live without it. She passionately prefers the former, and in recent years in an ultra-modern condominium…

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Show Band Feature on Fox 5’s Washington Redskins Promo Video - 09/18/2015 11:43 am

Check out Duke Ellington School of the Arts Radical Elite Show Band on Fox 5’s Washington Redskins promo video!

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Ellington Alumni Dave Chappelle Speaks at Class of 2015 Commencement Ceremony - 06/15/2015 9:40 am

By Soraya Nadia McDonald, June 14 at 9:15 PM Anyone who remembers great comedy from 2003-2006 remembers “Chappelle’s Show,” Dave Chappelle’s eponymous sketch program that aired for just over two glorious seasons on Comedy Central. One of his most memorable…

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