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From The Principal’s Desk - 1/23/23

Greetings Ellington Community,

Congratulations on almost finishing Term 2! You all have already accomplished so much this school year in such a period of time. From Vocal Music students performing at the official swearing-in ceremony for the Honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson to Matthew Crittenden, a senior in the Dance Department, being the youngest person to win the 2022 Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in Performing Arts, and numerous other achievements amongst students, faculty, and alumni.

Last Thursday, we hosted over 20 middle schools to show them the Ellington Experience with our Recruitment Show. We had performances from each of our eight art disciplines and every single performance was magnificent, embodying the goals of our co-founders Mike and Peggy. It was inspiring to see all of the bright young faces who expressed a desire to become an Ellington students and pursue a career in the arts.

I am excited to see what barriers our student artists will continue to break over the rest of the school year and beyond. I can confidently say that our students will transform the world.

BELL SCHEDULE 1/23-Monday- odd advisory schedule 1/24- Tuesday-even advisory schedule

1/25-Wednesday- NO SCHOOL for students. PD and records day for Teachers and staff (End of Term 2) 1/26-Thursday- even advisory schedule 1/27- Friday- odd advisory day


  • Effective immediately, unless you are a member of the Track team, students are not permitted to enter the building until doors open at 8:00 a.m.

  • End of Term 2 on January 25, 2023. No School for Students / In-Person PD Day for Staff

  • Tentative Early Dismissal at 3:15 p.m. the entire week of February 6-10, 2023 to accommodate Audition Week (awaiting approval).

  • Congratulations to the Department of Cinematic Arts and Media Production (CAMP) formerly known as Literary Media and Communications, for an outstanding Winter Showcase and first-ever student film festival! Click here to read more about CAMP and all that the new name encompasses.

  • Save the date for the Ellington Fund x Saks 5th Avenue’s Black History Month Fashion Show and Fundraiser at the end of February! *Final date coming soon

  • Our Arts as Activism Festival and Curriculum is back in April 2023 and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store!

  • We also have Jazz City in April

LSAT Monthly Meeting January 23, 2023 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Virtual or in-person in the White Library

That’s it for now. Thank you for your attention, stay safe, and have a great week!

V/r, Sandi M. Logan Principal / Head of School

“Love is such a powerful force. It’s there for everyone to embrace—that kind of unconditional love for all humankind. That is the kind of love that impels people to go into the community and try to change conditions for others, to take risks for what they believe in.” – Coretta Scott King

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