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From the Principal's Desk: 10/16/2023

Greetings Ellington Community!

I hope your week was wonderful! As we embrace the beauty of fall and look back at the incredible week we've had, we want to take a moment to extend our continuous celebrations and appreciation for Hispanic Heritage. As we head into the new week, our goal is to continue our journey of learning, understanding, and fostering inclusivity.

We are appreciative of the invaluable time and insights generously shared by our distinguished alumnus, Lamman Rucker, who graduated from our esteemed theater department. Alongside his esteemed colleagues, Jay Barnett and Lawerence Adjah, they graced us with their presence to engage in a thought-provoking discussion on a topic of paramount importance – Black Male Mental Health. Their visit was a pivotal part of their inspiring "Just Heal Bro Tour." Their collective wisdom and experiences shed light on a subject that deserves more attention and understanding, and we're profoundly thankful for their commitment to fostering positive change and awareness.

Furthermore, the students came together and ended the week with another heartwarming #FeelBetterFriday! This Friday students enjoyed a special performance in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The band's performance left the audience in awe with their soul-stirring melodies and infectious beats. The energetic music and lively atmosphere made it a memorable time for all students.

School Schedule

On October 19th and October 20th, there will be no classes for students.

PSAT Exam Dates

  • 11th-grade PSAT on October 26

  • 10th-grade PSAT on October 25

  • 9th-grade PSAT on October 24

Parent Teacher Conference

Parent-teacher conferences will take place on October 19.

March For The Arts

Join us for an interactive traveling show around Georgetown performed by the students at Duke Ellington on October 21. Click here to donate!

DESA x Commanders Fundraiser

The Commanders are excited to offer our community discounted group ticket rates for the Miami Dolphins game on December 3, 2023, at FedExField. A portion of each ticket sold will be given directly to Duke Ellington! Secure your tickets today! We look forward to seeing you there!

Picture Days

All students in grades 9-11, and all faculty/staff members will have their pictures taken on Thursday, November 9. A make-up day is scheduled for January 8. Senior pictures will be discussed in the senior meeting on Monday, October 16. All seniors and their parents should have received an email from "Prestige" regarding scheduling.

Panorama Fall Survey

The Panorama Fall Survey has been sent and is now open for students. Teachers, please note that further information will be sent out next week so that you can take the survey.

Sandi M. Logan, Principal / Head of School

"The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today."

-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


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