Welcoming Guests and Creating a Middle School "Home" (Nov2018 Hill Rag)

Welcoming Guests and Creating a Middle School "Home" (Nov2018 Hill Rag)
Debby Anker

Welcoming Guests and Creating a Middle School "Home"

Capitol Hill Day School was bustling on Columbus Day! In the morning, students and teachers welcomed more than 120 Grandparents and Grand Friends, after which guests enjoyed a reception with Head of School Jason Gray. They remarked on the cooperation, focus, critical thinking, and joy that they observed in early childhood through middle school classrooms. In the afternoon, about 20 recent CHDS alumni, representing 11 high schools, celebrated the school's 50th birthday with cupcakes, and reconnected with their former teachers.

Fall is a whirl of admissions activities, including CHDS open houses on November 7 and December 7. Families may register online for tours and other admissions events, submit an application, track the status of its completion, and view the decision notification. Go to www.chds.org/admissions/visit to get started. Visit the CHDS table on November 3, when CHDS hosts the Mothers on the Hill (MOTH) School Fair for the sixth consecutive year!

Construction work on new middle school space at Farren's Stable (218 D Street, SE) is in full gear. Demolition is complete, drywall is up, and the wonderful learning spaces are taking shape. There will be "sneak peek" and celebration opportunities in December and January for parents, students, and alum families.

Learn more about CHDS admissions and the growing middle school program at www.chds.org.

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