DC Council Education Committee Budget Hearing – Testimony by Shin Young Stallings, CHM at Logan EC

Good morning all, my name is Shin Young Stallings. I live in Anacostia and I’m a 6th grader at Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan.  I am very interested in Physics.  To study Physics we need a science lab with equipment like Newton’s cradle, gears and turners, magnets, scales and electrical equipment.  I really want toContinue reading “DC Council Education Committee Budget Hearing – Testimony by Shin Young Stallings, CHM at Logan EC”

DC Council Education Committee Budget Hearing – Testimony by Gregory Melchoir-Fisher, CHM at Logan EC

Hello, I am Gregory Melchior-Fisher, a 6th grader from Capitol Hill Montessori, and I am here to show what our school could become if we get a science lab. We have almost 300 more currently enrolled today and over 1,000 children on our wait list. Our school needs more science equipment, but we will needContinue reading “DC Council Education Committee Budget Hearing – Testimony by Gregory Melchoir-Fisher, CHM at Logan EC”

DC Council Education Committee Budget Hearing – Testimony by Charlie Melchoir-Fisher, CHM at Logan EC

Good morning council members and neighbors. My name is Charlie Melchior-Fisher, and I’m here with my classmates from the Capitol Hill Montessori @ Logan. We need to have a science lab. Our school is adding a middle school, and I’ll be a 7th grader there.  DCPS says every middle school and high school student shouldContinue reading “DC Council Education Committee Budget Hearing – Testimony by Charlie Melchoir-Fisher, CHM at Logan EC”

DC Council Education Committee Budget Hearing – Testimony by Preston Melchoir-Fisher, CHM at Logan EC

My name is Preston Melchior-Fisher, I live in Brookland and I am a 6th grade student at Capital Hill Montessori.  As President Obama said, “Leadership tomorrow depends on how we educate our students today, especially in science, technology, engineering and math.” Our school has minimal equipment to learn most of these four subjects. Without a real scienceContinue reading “DC Council Education Committee Budget Hearing – Testimony by Preston Melchoir-Fisher, CHM at Logan EC”

DC Council Education Committee Budget Hearing – Testimony by Mary Melchoir, CHM at Logan EC

Happy Thursday council members, staff and fellow citizens. My name is Mary Melchior. I am a resident of Brookland in ward 5 and have three 6th grade boys at the Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan.  Our school is adding a grade each year expanding up to 8th grade creating the first adolescent Montessori program inContinue reading “DC Council Education Committee Budget Hearing – Testimony by Mary Melchoir, CHM at Logan EC”

DC Council Education Committee Budget Hearing – Vincent Morris, CHCS

Good morning Chairman Catania and other members of the Council. My name is Vincent Morris and I am the President of the PTA for Peabody Pre-K, Watkins Elementary and Stuart Hobson Middle School – the Cluster school. I have three daughters: one each in 6th, 4th and 2nd grade and I, like many of theContinue reading “DC Council Education Committee Budget Hearing – Vincent Morris, CHCS”

DC Council Education Committee Budget Hearing – Testimony by Elizabeth Bacon, Watkins ES

Good morning. I’m Elizabeth Bacon, a parent at Watkins Elementary School. I serve on the Capitol Hill Cluster School PTA leadership and on the LSAT, and I’ve spent many hours investigating our school budget. The Cluster School is a Pre-K3 through 8th grade school with 1,300 students at three campuses (Peabody Early Childhood, Watkins Elementary,Continue reading “DC Council Education Committee Budget Hearing – Testimony by Elizabeth Bacon, Watkins ES”

DC Council Education Committee Budget Hearing – Testimony by Kevin White, Watkins ES

Good morning.  My name is Kevin White.  I will have a 4th grader and a 1st grader at Watkins next year.  Ms. Reese’s testimony has very clearly outlined many of the physical needs at Watkins.   There are many more, such as an original out of date elevator (out of operations for the last month), anContinue reading “DC Council Education Committee Budget Hearing – Testimony by Kevin White, Watkins ES”

DC Council Education Committee Budget Hearing – Testimony by Bernetta Reese, Watkins ES

Good morning.  My name is Bernetta Reese and I am here to represent 540 students at Watkins Elementary.  I have 2 students in the first and third grade at the school. As a parent and representative of my school community, I want to say to you today that I am disappointed that Mayor Gray’s budgetContinue reading “DC Council Education Committee Budget Hearing – Testimony by Bernetta Reese, Watkins ES”

Testimony For Apr 17, 2013 Council Hearing On School Budget By Committee On Education – By Valerie Jablow

I am Valerie Jablow, and my two children attend the Capitol Hill Cluster School, which has 1,200 students from preK through grade 8. Like many in DC, our school’s budget has been cut, resulting in numerous teacher layoffs. Our PTA now projects spending a majority of its money this coming school year to pay forContinue reading “Testimony For Apr 17, 2013 Council Hearing On School Budget By Committee On Education – By Valerie Jablow”