The new school year is officially upon us! The SEED School of Washington, D.C. has moved into the 2019-2020 instructional year with ONE mission, ONE goal, and ONE voice – to prepare our scholars for success in college and beyond.
One of SEED’s great traditions is the first Sunday move-in day for the school year. Greeting our scholars and their families as they move into the residence halls sets the tone for the academic year. Our entire staff was present this year as we welcomed our returning and new ninth grade scholars. While our students diligently pack school supplies and day-to-day necessities, there is always more that we can do as a community to support them and our boarding program. I hope you will consider participating in SEED’s #BacktoBoarding campaign to help our scholars thrive.
In this newsletter you will also learn more about our scholars’ international travels this summer and discover insight about SEED’s annual College Prep Bootcamp for seniors. Friends like you make these opportunities possible.
You will be hearing from me throughout the year as we highlight the many facets of our 24-hour educational program that are unique to SEED, including our award-winning arts program. I’m very excited to lift up all of the work we do to close the achievement gap. Stay tuned!
Here at SEED DC, we are centered around seven core values – Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Compassion, Perseverance, Growth, and Gratitude. That last value – gratitude - is one that I hold especially dear because it recognizes that our work would not be possible without our donor community. Thank you and I look forward to staying in touch.
Head of School