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Student Spotlights

Our students are shining stars! Each one is uniquely talented and brings a spark to their classrooms, sports teams, clubs, and schools.

Read about their lives and stories.


Braswell Chappelle, Anacostia High School Braswell Chappelle, Anacostia High School

We asked Braswell what makes the class of 2015 shine.
Here's what he had to say. Read More


Photo of Dajuan GreeneDajuan Greene, Eastern High School senior

Dajuan Greene caught two touchdowns. His team won the state title after going 0-4 at the beginning of the season.  Eastern scored 52 points to beat Sidwell Friends 52-34. Dajuan, a senior and wide receiver, won the MVP trophy.  Read More


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Avery Coffey, Banneker High School ’14 alum, Harvard freshman

I went to Orr Elementary, Howard University Middle School (not DCPS), then Banneker. The International Baccalaureate program at Banneker prepared me to write well. Translating what I’ve learned in high school to my classes here has been very helpful.  Read More


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Zachary Isaacs, Eaton ES fourth-grader

Zachary and his team spend the week in Consuelo, Dominican Republic playing 10-12 games and learning from their counterparts who love baseball just as much as they do.  Read More


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Nathan Ausubel, School Without Walls

On November 15th, the DC Public Schools All-City Band performed on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center. Band directors selected which students would play in the bands, so it featured some of the strongest musicians in DCPS. Read More >>


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Ludlow-Taylor ES K-3rd graders

For Black History Month, students posed as famous wax figures in a Black History Museum. The “celebrities” would stand frozen in time. Their classmates would come up to them, clap, and the wax figures would share something about themselves before “freezing” again. Read More


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Edwin Lopez-Marcelo, Thomson ES

This is a story about love. The love of parents for their child. The love of teachers for their students. And the love of a child for his parents. Read More


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Miguel Gomez, Oyster-Adams

We held a contest for students across the district to create an anti-bullying poster to be featured at all our schools. The winning design features a sketch of a large face and a single tear running down the cheek, with the simple words: “Bullying Hurts! Stop It.”  Read More