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USDA Acting Secretary Brandon Lipps visits Eagle Academy Public Charter School for School Lunch Week

Acting Deputy Under Secretary Lipps kicked off National School Lunch Week on Monday with a visit to Eagle Academy Public Charter School (PCS) in Washington, D.C., where he ate with the students and toured their school garden. National School Lunch Week occurs as USDA continues to celebrate Farm to School Month, intended to focus attention each October to celebrate partnerships between schools and farmers to introduce local produce into lunchrooms and classrooms. Eagle Academy PCS received a USDA Farm to School Grant in 2017, which helped bring locally-grown produce directly to the lunchroom. “Farm to school gives schools the flexibility to serve appealing, seasonally-available foods, raised by local farmers,” Lipps said. “It is also a great tool for educating students so they understand that these nutritious foods are grown by America’s farmers.”

Eagle History...Fall Festival

The Eagle Academy Fall Festival, brainchild of the late Founder, Cassandra S. Pinkney, was implemented by Community Outreach Director, Angela Salter in October 2009. Eagle’s Fall festival includes children’s games, celebrating the harvest and changing of the seasons. We invite the community to share in this celebration bridging the gap between community and school. Local farmers and vendors contribute fresh fruit and vegetables while local vendors volunteer. We look forward to our Fall festival of community fun and as a precursor to opening our doors to the community for the season of giving, i.e. Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.

Eagle Academy Hosts Renowned Educator Eric Jensen

To kick-off the new school year, Eagle Academy Public Charter School brought in esteemed expert on brain research and teaching in adverse environments, Eric Jensen, to run a three-day session with faculty and staff.
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Remembering Our Founder

Eagle Academy founder, Cassandra S. Pinkney, passed away on September 30, 2016, but her legacy will live on through the school she left behind. Known for her unwavering dedication and love for children, Cassandra spent four decades educating and advocating for underprivileged students.
Starting her career in education as a preschool teacher, she too often came face-to-face with the grim reality that children did not always receive the services they needed to succeed. In 2003, she partnered with Dr. Joe Smith to start Eagle Academy, the first exclusively early childhood public charter school in DC. Cassandra's legacy and passion for providing high-quality programs to low-income students is reflected in Eagle Academy, and it is our hope to continue her life's work for years to come.
Through the creation of the Cassandra S. Pinkney Foundation, we will expand on Cassandra's vision to ensure every child has the opportunity to succeed. With a focus on "exposure," we intend to introduce our students to the possibilities of their futures.
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At a Glance

gradesGrades Served: PreK3 - Third Grade 40-by-80-foot pool gradcapTotal Students: 926 heartBefore and After Care Programs lunchFree Healthy Hot, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Provided to All Students health10+ Mental and Behavioral Health Specialists