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Chappelle’s Thanksgiving Visit

Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021 Official Statement from Duke Ellington School of the Arts Chappelle Theatre Naming Update Recently, Dave Chappelle, via his Instagram page, challenged those who both support and oppose the decision to name the theatre at Duke Ellington…

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Official Statement from Duke Ellington School of the Arts

November 12, 2021 For almost 50 years Duke Ellington School of the Arts has been the leader in arts education in the District of Columbia. Our mission is to nurture and inspire passion for the arts and learning in talented…

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Passing of Beloved Ellington Community Member Mr. Melvin Deal

Greetings Ellington Family, It is with sincere sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved brother and colleague Mr. Melvin Deal, a legend in the Dance Department and a pillar of the Ellington Community for over 45 years. Please…

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B2S @Duke – Ellington Fund Newsletter

Click here for full newsletter Tuesday, September 6, 2021 Greetings Ellington Community – We have much good news to share. Our students are back in school and enjoying all the benefits of in-person instruction once again. We ended last school…

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These Students Grew Up Around Gun Violence. They Decided It Was Time To Talk About It.

When Makiyah Hicks was young, her uncle, Jamal Hazel, was killed in her District Heights neighborhood in southwest Maryland. Her father lost a brother and her grandmother, Darlene Hazel, lost her youngest son. Every year since, on her uncle’s birthday,…

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From the Principal’s Desk

Monday, November 29, 2021 Dear Ellington Community, We hope you had a wonderful long Thanksgiving Break with your family and loved ones. For those who celebrate, we wish you a Happy Hanukkah! I hope to see parents and guardians at…

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Welcome Back Letter from Principal Logan

Dear Ellington Community, I hope you enjoy the last few days of summer break and find ways to stay healthy, relaxed, and safe. I often step back and reflect and still cannot believe we are living through what feels like…

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Ellington Wins Bid to Host 2024 ASN Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 26, 2021 DUKE ELLINGTON SCHOOL OF THE ARTS WINS BID TO HOST 2024 ARTS SCHOOLS NETWORK CONFERENCE Event Will Bring Arts Leaders and Teachers From Around The World To DC, and Coincide With Ellington’s 50th…

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