Capitol Hill Day School Class of 2017 (July2017 Hill Rag)
Families and faculty enjoyed celebrating several year-end traditions, including upper grade major research presentations, all-school Field Days and popsicles, and the 8th grade vs. faculty and staff volleyball game. On the morning before graduation, faculty and staff provided a breakfast buffet to celebrate the 8th graders, after which they formed a receiving line for a final handshake with students and parents as they arrived to school.
Graduation day was filled with music and remembrance as 8th graders recited portions of their "We Were Given" poems describing memories of their years at Capitol Hill Day School. Every year, CHDS 8th graders matriculate to 10 to 15 different high schools. This year's class of 18 students enrolled at 11 schools: Blyth-Templeton Academy, Edmund Burke School, Field School, Freedom High School, Georgetown Day School, Maret School, National Cathedral School, Potomac School, St. Andrew's Episcopal School, St. John's College High School, and Sidwell Friends School. Students also received acceptances to Bullis School, Commonwealth Academy, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Emerson Prep, Georgetown Visitation, School Without Walls, and Washington International School.
This summer, CHDS and Tortilla Coast are challenging students to Read to Feed to support a local food bank. Tortilla Coast will match every minute of reading with a donation of one bean, and the school-wide goal is to read 150,000 minutes...equaling 75 pounds of beans! Check out the CHDS Librarian's summer reading suggestions.
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