MEDIA ADVISORY – Cheh Kicks Off 7th Annual Schools Readiness Tour This Week

Will work with DGS, agencies to ensure all Ward 3 schools are prepared for 2013-2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wednesday, August 14 and Thursday, August 15 Councilmember Mary M. Cheh will perform her annual tour of Ward 3 schools in an effort to ensure the success of every student during the upcoming school year.

WHO:   Councilmember Mary M. Cheh (Ward 3), Department of General Services, DC Public School Principals

WHAT:  An examination of DCPS schools in Ward 3 to determine readiness for the school year.

WHEN:          Wednesday, August 14 – North Schools

11:15 a.m. – Deal Middle School – 3815 Fort Dr., N.W.

12:30 p.m. – Wilson High School – 4340 Connecticut Ave., N.W.

2:15 p.m. – Eaton Elementary School – 3301 Lowell St., N.W.

3:30 p.m. – Murch Elementary School – 4810 36th St., N.W

Thursday, August 15 – South Schools

10:00 a.m. – Oyster-Adams Bilingual School – 2801 Calvert St., N.W.

11:15 a.m. – Stoddert Elementary School – 4001 Calvert St., N.W.

12:45 p.m. – Key Elementary School – 5001 Dana Pl., N.W.

2:00 p.m. – Hardy Middle School – 1819 35th St., N.W. – 729-4350

WHERE:  See above

BACKGROUND: Councilmember Cheh conducted Schools Readiness Tours from her first year in office (2007) and every year thereafter. The purpose of these visits is to see how schools are preparing for the school year and to identify what schools need – from missing books to broken air conditioners.  After these visits, Councilmember Cheh asks the Department of General Services and other agencies to provide whatever is necessary so that Ward 3 schools have everything that is needed before school begins on August 26th.


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