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METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ‘SINGING the ‘BLUES’ for AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ‘SINGING the ‘BLUES’ for AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

In support of Autism Awareness Month, Metropolitan School of the Arts is asking all of its studio students to ‘go blue’ now through April 30.  Students who wear blue during class, Monday through Friday in April, Metropolitan School of the Arts will donate $1 for each student that wears blue, per day. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for a full schedule of classes and registration.

Metropolitan School of the Arts offers pre-professional dance, theatre, musical and vocal studio classes for youth and teens, as well as adult dance and fitness classes, including Metro Barre, yoga and Pilates.

Superintendent Starr to Hold Student Town Hall Meeting On Nov. 14

Superintendent Starr to Hold Student Town Hall Meeting On Nov. 14

Superintendent of Schools Joshua P. Starr will hold his second Student Town Hall meeting of the school year tomorrow, November 14, 2012, at Albert Einstein High School. Dr. Starr will answer questions from students in the studio audience as well as questions submitted in advance by email and Twitter. The event, hosted by Student Member of the Board John Mannes, will be webcast live at www.mcpsstudenttownhall.org and broadcast live on MCPS TV.

The town halls are an opportunity for Dr. Starr to hear directly from students about issues that are important to them. For more information, visit the Student Town Hall website.

What: Superintendent’s Student Town Hall

Patriots Back To School Kick Off

Patriots Back To School Kick Off

WHO:             Students, Parents, Teachers, Corporations, Government Agencies and the Community

WHAT:           Patriots Back to School Kick Off

WHEN:           Saturday, September 15, 2012   

                        10:00am to 1:00pm

WHERE:          Kettering Middle School

                         65 Herrington Drive

First Week of DC Public Schools Proved Positive and Productive

First Week of DC Public Schools Proved Positive and Productive

The following information was sent to us by DC Public Schools:

District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) welcomed back thousands of students across the city for the 2012-2013 school year that started on August 27th.  While official enrollment numbers won’t be available until later this fall, DCPS is on track for a positive and productive year that will include modernized facilities across the district, new math standards and curriculum, innovation and technology and improved instruction. These improvements and efforts all come under the strategic direction of A Capital Commitment, DCPS’ five-year, bold plan to improve the school district.

Cats and Kids Scratch Out Bullying – What to Teach Kids About Bullying

Cats and Kids Scratch Out Bullying – What to Teach Kids About Bullying

Over the next few weeks, roughly 79 million students will head back to schools around the nation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. When the school year resumes, so too will the perpetual cycle of students missing days of school because they fear bullying. Each day, it is estimated that 160,000 students stay home from school to avoid being bullied.

“The first step in preventing bullying is to realize that we all share common traits and we all need to feel safe, accepted, and liked for who we are,” explains Peter J. Goodman, author of the book “We’re All Different But We’re All Kitty Cats.” “One of the main themes in my book is tolerance, because it is crucial, especially when we live in such a diverse world.”

Back to School Tips

With the new school year right around the corner, incoming college freshman may be getting anxious: Tons of homework, strict professors, HEAVY books, too many parties, and a campus that’s ten times the size of your high school! But fear not my fellow terrapins; we've got some tips to help you have a successful semester.

Our Top Five Tips

1) Sit up front in all of your classes
 It’s easy to get behind in big lecture classes with 300 students in them. Sitting
 behind rows of students can be distracting. To ensure that you hear what the
 professor is saying, and see what they are writing on the board, sit as close to the front as you can.

2) Get to know your professors