AWARDED MCGOGNEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Through a competitive process, the District awarded Eagle a 67,000 SF school on 4.1 acres in Ward 8 (3400 WheelerRoad, SE) – the former McGogney Elementary School – in which to develop The Eagle Center: An Integrated Community -Services School. "The facility will be renovated utilizing healthy and sustainable building design, construction and operations." The renovated building and the new addition for the gym, pool, and healthplex will be at least LEED Silver, trying for Gold. An environmental education program will also be established for the community using the building itself as a model for how to be environmentally friendly at home. The Eagle Center will be opening in Fall 2012 ~ click here to enroll your child today!
SPECIAL EDCATION SENSORY ROOM
Eagle Academy is one of the few public schools in the country to have a dedicated Sensory Room. Eagle Academy funded and built the Sensory Room designed to provide important stimulation for special-needs students with sensory issues. It allows the school occupational therapists to incorporate sensory integration treatment into their related services. "The suspended equipment allows for intensive “vestibular input” in the form of spinning, swinging, jumping, and other forms of aggressive movement. Use of the equipment with proper treatment by trained therapists allows students to become more regulated in the classroom and/or school environment. "They seek out less movement and are able to remain seated longer, their moods can become more stable, and their sensitivities can become less uncomfortable. Other significant benefits such as an increase in spontaneous language and overall coordination are known to be a result of intensive vestibular input provided by sensory integration equipment.
STUDENT TEST SCORES
The ongoing evaluation of the school’s performance through multiple assessment tools continues to inform Eagle Academy faculty and staff, and parents that our students demonstrate continuous academic growth. In 2011, 97% of all PreK-3 students achieved 75% mastery in literacy and math. For students in grades PreK-4 to First, skills mastery in literacy was at 86% for literacy and 91% for math. Finally, 70% of the students in Grade 2 achieved proficiency level in math.
SAFETY NET PROGRAMS
Based on ongoing assessments when students are in PreK-3, Eagle Academy identifies those students who are at-risk for not being able to make the necessary gains in literacy and math to be ready for grasping the challenging elementary school curriculum. Through the “School Ready Safety Net Program,” individualized teaching is provided to at-risk students when they are in PreK-4 and Kindergarten. These students are not special education students but benefit from an individualized education model. We also individually assess transfer students in Grades 1 – 3 to determine if and where they need support from Eagle’s “Early Childhood Safety Net Program.” The students are pulled-out of their regular classroom to work with a reading specialist in decoding, comprehension, sight words and/or fluency.
MIDDLE STATES ACCREDITATION MAINTAINED
Eagle Academy continues to uphold high standards while working to successfully implement a high quality early childhood education program for the students. In order to ensure continued forward movement, Eagle Academy entered into a year-long study of the school programming under the guidance of the Middle States Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities while using their protocol to create a quality strategic plan entitled “Design for the Future.”
OVER 400 EAGLE STUDENTS RECEIVED FREE DENTAL CARE
In celebration of the National Children's Dental Health Month, Eagle partnered with the DC Department of Health Oral Health Division "School-Based Dental Program" to offer our students free dental screenings, cleanings, fluoride and sealant programs. There was no charge for participation. Children who needed further assessment and treatment were referred to a pediatric dentist. 406 students participated in the free dental program and the remaining students were screened by their own dentists - 100% of Eagle students have had their annual dental check-up!
100% IMMUNIZATION AWARD
For the 5th consecutive year, Eagle Academy has been recognized by the Immunization Coalition of Washington, DC for having attained a 100% immunization coverage rate. We want to make sure our students grow up healthy and free from the effects of serious disease. One of the easiest and most effective steps we can take to help achieve this goal is to make sure that our students receive all the recommended childhood immunizations. Research has proven that healthy children are better learners.
CHINESE DELEGATION & EAGLE’S SCIENCE CURRICULUM
In early 2011, a delegation of Chinese research technologists and scientists from the research and development department of one of China’s leading education and technology conglomerates visited Eagle Academy to observe the successful implementation of the Zula’s Inquiry-Based, Hands-On Science Curriculum currently being used by our PreK-4 through Grade 3 students. The delegation spent the day at Eagle Academy meeting with educators, reviewing curriculum materials, observing classroom activities and interacting with students.
EAGLE ACADEMY'S 8TH ANNUAL SCIENCE FAIR
The purpose of the annual science fair at Eagle Academy is to offer students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of scientific inquiry and exploration processes while building a positive disposition toward science projects. Eagle Academy’s young scientific investigators were challenged by the 2011 theme, “Transforming Trash Into Treasure.” In keeping with the school’s commitment to going green, students’ projects focused on recycling and reusing materials in their environment. Engineers from the Washington Navy Yard judged the science projects and selected the winners.
GOING GREEN AND EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
On April 27th, 2011, DC Council Member Mary Cheh visited Eagle Academy to celebrate Earth Day and the school’s efforts in ”Going Green.” The “Planting Ahead: The Eagle Center” event featured students from each grade level planting trees which at a later date will be transferred and re-planted at our new facilities in Ward 8. Eagle Academy is a green school that is 100% wind powered, uses 100% green cleaning products, provides natural and locally-sourced meals, and runs a recycling program. Eagle Academy teaches and inspires students, faculty and staff the importance of a green environment and lifestyle.
NEAR 100% PARENT INVOLVEMENT
Given the fact that parental involvement is an important predictor for school outcomes, Eagle Academy continues to benefit from allocating major efforts to have parents involved in their children’s education. We provide multiple opportunities to bring parents together. During the course of the year, 92% of parents participated in at least one of Eagle Academy’s programs and events!
Please see the Annual Report for a comprehensive list of accomplishments.
AWARDED MCGOGNEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL