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Friendship,

All the annual performance results are finally in. And I couldn’t be prouder of what our performance says about who we are and where we are going.

This is a big moment!

Yet, as we celebrate, it’s important that you know my excitement goes far beyond the test scores reflected in the Public Charter School Board’s School Quality Reports.

Yes, I’m thrilled we have added a new Tier 1 school. Congratulations Southeast Elementary for earning this distinction, and for your amazing growth in math and ELA. You deserve our applause!

And make no mistake, I’m overjoyed that both Woodridge Elementary and Middle are Tier 1, and the elementary school is vying for the city’s #1 spot as the highest-performing among its peers. Woodridge students, from kindergarten to 8th grade, have demonstrated they are college ready with PMF scores ranging from 80-90 percent.

Our Technology Preparatory High School is Tier 1 for a second year, and its award-winning scholars are raising the bar for students from traditional public, public charter and independent schools with their innovation and scholarship.

And yes, I would never miss an opportunity to celebrate our longest-running Tier 1 school, Chamberlain Elementary, and salute the groundbreaking work of our Tier 1 Blow Pierce Elementary.

But Friendship, my joy goes much, much deeper.

I’m proud because at each of these six schools and at every Friendship school, Tier 1 practices and outcomes are taking shape and shaping lives!

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Friendship,

All the annual performance results are finally in. And I couldn’t be prouder of what our performance says about who we are and where we are going.

This is a big moment!

Yet, as we celebrate, it’s important that you know my excitement goes far beyond the test scores reflected in the Public Charter School Board’s School Quality Reports.

Yes, I’m thrilled we have added a new Tier 1 school. Congratulations Southeast Elementary for earning this distinction, and for your amazing growth in math and ELA. You deserve our applause!

And make no mistake, I’m overjoyed that both Woodridge Elementary and Middle are Tier 1, and the elementary school is vying for the city’s #1 spot as the highest-performing among its peers. Woodridge students, from kindergarten to 8th grade, have demonstrated they are college ready with PMF scores ranging from 80-90 percent.

Our Technology Preparatory High School is Tier 1 for a second year, and its award-winning scholars are raising the bar for students from traditional public, public charter and independent schools with their innovation and scholarship.

And yes, I would never miss an opportunity to celebrate our longest-running Tier 1 school, Chamberlain Elementary, and salute the groundbreaking work of our Tier 1 Blow Pierce Elementary.

But Friendship, my joy goes much, much deeper.

I’m proud because at each of these six schools and at every Friendship school, Tier 1 practices and outcomes are taking shape and shaping lives!

Read more >

Record Number of Friendship Elementary and Middle Schools Rated Tier 1

Schools distinguished for bold performance that levels the academic playing field

 Washington, D.C. – Friendship Public Charter School (FPCS) is proud to announce that a record number of FPCS elementary and middle schools have earned the distinction of Tier 1 – the highest performance rating given by the D.C. Public Charter School Board (DCPCSB). The DCPCSB today unveiled the elementary and middle school results of the 2019 Performance Management Framework (PMF), an evaluation tool created to assess and monitor public charter school performance. High school results will be released later this fall.

‘Everybody loves him’: Why the Bears’ Eddie Goldman returns to Washington as a hometown hero

Adam Jahns Sep 22, 2019
“You all probably know that Akiem (Hicks) is probably the most animated guy out of the room,” defensive line coach Jay Rodgers said. And Eddie?
“Eddie is definitely the quietest one in room,” said Rodgers, who has been with Goldman since the Bears drafted him in the second round in 2015.

In a way, the Bears’ culture change started with Goldman. He’s the only remaining player from general manager Ryan Pace’s first draft class. All he wants to do is do his job and do it well.

Events

Chamberlian: Quarter 1 honor roll assembly

11/20/2019 - 11/20/2019
1345 Potomac Ave. SE Washington, D.C. 20003

Collegiate Open House

11/21/2019 - 11/21/2019
4095 Minnesota Ave. NE Washington, D.C. 20019

Armstrong: Student Recital 2- Vocal and Dance

11/21/2019 - 11/21/2019
111 O Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20001

Blow Pierce: PAC Cafe w/ spoken word

11/21/2019 - 11/21/2019
725 19th St. NE Washington, D.C. 20002
details are forthcoming

Blow Pierce: Positive Action Assembly

11/22/2019 - 11/22/2019
725 19th St. NE Washington, D.C. 20002
Pre-School- 3rd Grade

Ideal Harvest Dinner

11/25/2019 - 11/25/2019
6130 N. Capitol St., NW Washington, DC 20011
Join us for great Food, Student Performance, Quarter one Awards, and Gifts
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