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Columbia Heights Education Campus Teacher Wins Life-Changing Teacher Award
Receives $5,000 cash prize based on student and family nominations

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 26, 2020) – Gabriela Ramirez, a 7th grade Spanish Language Arts Teacher at Columbia Heights Education Campus (CHEC) in Ward 1, has won the prestigious Honored Schools Life-Changing Teacher Award. As part of the award, Ramirez received a $5,000 cash prize.

More than a dozen of Ramirez’s students used the Honored Schools online platform to recognize Ramirez and nominate her for the award. Many students wrote about Ramirez’s compassion and ability to form relationships that serve as the foundation for trust and learning. Students also noted that Ramirez is someone who they know will always be supportive while also challenging them to put forth their best effort to advance their learning.

  • Ms. Ramirez has taught me a lot this semester. She helps people when they are struggling or need help and her door is always open if you have problems. She has not only helped me with school, but when I was having problems with a student she helped me through it and after it, everything was fine.” - CHEC student Miracle Fortune
  • Ms. Ramirez changed my life so much because at first I would always skip my classes and get low grades because it is not the best at home, but Ms. Ramirez changed it all and now I go to school happy and healthy.” - CHEC student Shy'ane Witherspoon
  • Ms. Ramirez is the best teacher I have had in my life. She is awesome. She’s nice, caring, funny, and positive. She made me and other students stay positive and never give up.” - CHEC student Amy Cardoza

Read all of the student recognition stories submitted about Ms. Ramirez on the Honored Schools Honor Roll: honoredschools.org/the-honor-roll/

About Honored Schools
Honored Schools is a new program from Honored, a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to keeping great teachers in the classroom and to inspiring a new generation of talent to pursue teaching. Honored Schools is aimed at recognizing great teachers, elevating student and family voices, and creating a consistent culture of teacher appreciation within school communities. Through the Honored Schools online platform, students and family members within each participating school community are encouraged to recognize great teachers by telling a story of how the teacher made a difference in their life. Every teacher who is recognized receives their student’s story and is publicly recognized at their school and on the Honored Schools website. Also, each recognition story serves as a nomination for the annual $5,000 Honored Schools Life-Changing Teacher Award. For more information about Honored Schools, visit honoredschools.org. For regular updates on Honored Schools, follow and like us on facebook.com/honoredschools and twitter.com/honoredschools.

For immediate release
For more information, contact:
Kaitlin Pennington McVey
202-579-7472
kaitlin@honored.org
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FAMILY UPDATE: MAY 25, 2020

Dear CHEC Families:

I hope all are well, and have enjoyed the Memorial Day Holiday!  Thank you to all parents for participating in our Parent Teacher Conference Day! It was wonderful to see all of you!  As we enter the last week of School Year 20-21, I have some important updates to share with you:

  • This is the last week of school, and all students will be presenting a portfolio reflection of their work. Please ask your child when he or she is presenting, and join them in the session! It will be wonderful to have you see and hear what students have been learning. If you need to know when your child is presenting, please go to the website, chec.dc.org Tuesday morning to find the schedule.

  • All students must complete their assignments this week, in order to have them count towards their grade for the Fourth Advisory. Please look at your child’s Aspen account to see how they are doing with their assignments, and contact the teacher or administrator if you have any questions.

  • Summer School will be virtual, and will start on June 22 and end on July 24.  There are a variety of opportunities, and we will send you a complete schedule and program, once it is finalized.

  • School Year 20-21 will begin on August 31st, and will most probably be a combination of virtual and in-person.  You will have opportunities to provide your ideas and feedback about how to make school safe in the new school year,  through surveys and Parent Town Halls.

  • Please be sure your child is enrolled for next year by June 15.  Please contact me at Maria.Tukeva@k12.dc.gov if you have any questions about enrollment, or need help to enroll.

Thank you, families, for your partnership with us. Let’s all finish the School Year strong!

Best,
Maria Tukeva




UPDATED: APRIL 23, 2020
We have fabulous news to share – In the latest US News and World Report on top US high schools, CHEC ranks # 6 in DC and #298 among all magnet schools in the nation! The 2020 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings include data on more than 23,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. More than 17,700 schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well they serve all of their students, regardless of economic or ethnic background, to prepare them for college. Here is a link with more information.
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Assistant Principal - Grade 11 & 12, MSB / Adrian Thweatt / 240-354-7387
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LEARNING AT HOME RESOURCES / RECURSOS DE APRENDIZAJE EN CASA


CHEC MASTER SCHEDULE 6-12
Below are the links to the middle school and high school learning at home schedules as well as CHEC’s extracurricular activity schedule.




CHEC PARENT-FACING ASSIGNMENT DOCUMENTS 6-12
Below are the links to the middle school and high school assignment documents where you can see all assignments given by each teacher and their virtual instructional meeting details.




ACADEMIC UPDATES
  • Term 4 will begin on April 27 and students will have until Friday, May 1 to submit any remaining assignments for term 3.
  • Term 3 grades will be due in Aspen on Friday, May 8 and report cards will be sent home on Tuesday, May 12.
  • All work completed during Learning at Home will only improve our students grades


HORARIO PRINCIPAL de CHEC GRADOS 6-12
Aquí se encuentran los enlaces de los horarios de aprendizaje en casa, de Bell HS y Lincoln MS. También está el horario de actividades extracurriculares de CHEC.



DOCUMENTOS de ASIGNACIÓN de CHEC PARA PADRES 6-12
Aquí se encuentran los enlaces a los documentos con las tareas y  asignación de cada escuela en CHEC. También se encuentra los detalles de cuando los maestros van a tener instrucción virtual.




ACTUALIZACIONES ACADÉMICAS
  • 4to bimestre comenzará el 27 de abril y los estudiantes tendrán hasta el viernes 1 de mayo para presentar las tareas restantes del 3er bimestre.
  • Calificaciones del 3er bimestre  se entregarán en Aspen el viernes 8 de mayo y las boletas de calificaciones se enviarán a casa el martes , 12 de mayo.
  • Todo el trabajo realizado durante el aprendizaje en casa solo mejorará las calificaciones de nuestros estudiantes

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Digital learning is the district's effort of continuing classroom instruction despite and during disruptions due to the COVID-19 closure.
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