DCPS Hoverboard Ban

Due to numerous safety concerns, DCPS has issued a policy banning hoverboards in schools. If a student brings a hoverboard to campus, it will be confiscated. The student’s parent or guardian will be contacted immediately to remove it from school. If you have any questions about the policy, please email dcps.compliance@dc.gov.

Support DC Tuition Assistance Grant increase

As part of its campaign to raise awareness and show Congress strong public support for increasing the DC TAG assistance grant, the Raise DC TAG team asks SWWHS parents and supporters for their assistance.

Urgent: Two of our AFS students need new host families

We have an immediate need to find new host families for two Walls exchange students whose current living arrangements have fallen through. Both must find accommodations immediately (in February), and would need to stay with their new host families through the end of their time in-country (June 30, 2016). More…

Feb 3 LSAT meeting rescheduled for Feb 17

The LSAT and Principal Trogisch have rescheduled the meeting in order to be able to discuss the budget numbers that will be released next week. Please make a note of the change.

DCPS Study Abroad: Family Information Session 2/2

The DCPS Global Education team is hosting a family information session regarding free international travel for eligible 8th and 11th grade students. The meeting is on 2/2 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Eastern High School. Refreshments and childcare will be provided. All DCPS students and their families are encouraged to attend.

Financial Literacy Program for 9th-10th Graders

Serve Your City, an educational non-profit organization, is partnering with volunteers from the International Monetary Fund to deliver a 6-week financial literacy program to 10-15 SWWHS students in grades 9 and 10. Information sessions will be held Monday, February 1 and Tuesday, February 2.

Change to DCPS Enrollment Packet Mailing

In 2016 families will note a change to the way the annual enrollment package is handled. Instead of receiving the entire packet by mail, you’ll receive a postcard from the DCPS enrollment team with essential information and an enrollment deadline reminder.

Our Honorable–and Honored–Model UN Delegation

In January, senior Nico Stauffer-Mason, junior Jack Nugent, sophomore Montana Lee, and freshmen Saskia Daugherty, Christopher Bond, and Eli Kukla represented Walls at Columbia University’s Model U.N. Conference, one of the most prestigious conferences in the country. All six Walls students won individual awards; furthermore, School Without Walls received the Best Small Delegation Award in recognition of the team’s collective success. Please congratulate the Walls team on its Ivy League Model U.N. success!

Walls Seniors Sweep Posse Scholarships

Members of the Class of 2016 have won 8 of the 16 Posse Foundation Scholarships offered this year to DCPS seniors.

It’s Complicated: Grade Bumps 101 (and How They Affect Student GPAs at SWWHS)

It’s easy to get confused about grade bumps, transcripts, and grade point average (GPA) calculation at School Without Walls High School because the process for the two groups of SWWHS students—traditional and GWECP—is different in the junior and senior years. The LSAT and the HSA have been working to clarify the process.

DCPS Study Abroad: Funded Travel for Juniors | Application Due Feb. 15

Through DCPS Study Abroad, all 11th grade students enrolled in a world language course are eligible for short-term study abroad programs focused on language immersion, global leadership, or service learning.

Appreciate your teachers!

Help us celebrate the excellent teachers at SWWHS! Please volunteer to bring treats to school on Monday, Jan. 11; 7:30 to 8:00 in the Teachers’ Lounge. You can also volunteer to set up and welcome teachers from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.