Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Achievement Network selected Hyde-Addison elementary school as this year's local winner, from among 70 public and charter schools in DC.
Hyde-Addison's leadership team was honored with the 2013 IMPACT award from the DC Achievement Network (A-Net) for its thoughtful and reflective efforts that drove results and success among students at the Georgetown elementary school, according to District of Columbia Managing Director Justin Jones. Jones told Patch that Hyde-Addison was one of the very first schools the Boston-based group began working with in DC during the 2008-2009 school year. Schools choose to partner with A-Net, paying for the consulting services out of their own budgets. A-Net, which focuses on closing the achievement gap, works with schools to serve them based on their level of need. Jones said he would discourage anyone from thinking that Hyde-Addison's …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Parents and students are invited to stop by classrooms and meet teachers.
Before kids head back to school Monday, Hyde-Addison Elementary wants to give students a chance to meet their new teachers and check out their classrooms. This evening is the Hyde-Addison sneak preview event from 4 to 5:30 p.m. "This is an informal opportunity for families to say hello to teachers and staff and peek in the classroom before the first day of school," wrote Principal Dana Nerenberg in an email to parents. Because of ongoing construction activities, attendees are advised to use the main door to Hyde from O Street and to access Addison from P Street. The playground will not be accessible.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Councilmember Jack Evans and Chancellor Kaya Henderson will speak at the event
Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans and Chancellor Kaya Henderson will offer updates on the state of Ward 2's public schools and talk about their future during a meeting Wednesday evening. Principals from neighborhood schools will also be on hand to answer questions, including Hyde-Addison's Dana Nerenberg. Nerenberg spoke briefly at the Georgetown Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting about the new gymnasium and library coming to the small Georgetown campus. This summer they will be forming the school improvement team —made up of staff, administrators and community leaders— to advise the construction process. Nerenberg said she hoped construction could begin in a year's time. The Ward 2 event begins at 5 p.m. with a Principal Meet & Greet…
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The Georgetown middle school was one of two middle schools chosen for the Schoolwide Enrichment Model pilot in the 2012-2013 school year.
Since taking over the helm at Hardy Middle School, Dr. Mary Stefanus has kept her head down and kept the Georgetown middle school out of the often too-bright media spotlight of years past. She already has something to show for her short time as principal: Chancellor Kaya Henderson selected Hardy as one of two DCPS middle schools to pilot the Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) for the 2012-2013 school year. SEM is a gifted and talented program designed by Joseph Renzulli. Through the pilot, Hardy will receive funding for a full-time gifted and talented teacher to assist in the implementation of the program. The enrichment program is generally used with academically gifted and talented students to engage them and develop their existing …
Monday, February 7, 2011
Principal Dana Nerenberg will be replaced by Daniel Shea as interim principal for the remainder of the school year.
Updated 11:35 a.m. Feb. 8 Interim Chancellor for DC Public Schools (DCPS) Kaya Henderson named Daniel Shea the interim principal for Hardy Middle School in a letter sent home to parents (see PDF) Monday, as first reported by local blog the Georgetown Dish. Henderson praised Shea's experience as an administrator at both the high school and middle school level in MD and his role as as head of scheduling for DCPS high schools and middle schools. Henderson said his background would make him the right fit to continue to steer Hardy for the remainder of the school year. Parents raised concerns previously about scheduling issues and a perceived lack of experience at the middle school level among Hardy administrators. Less than two weeks ago, …
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Nerenberg will continue to serve as Principal at Hyde-Addison Elementary.
Principal Dana Nerenberg will no longer serve as the Principal at Hardy Middle School. Nerenberg will return to work as a full-time principal at Georgetown's Hyde-Addison Elementary; she has been managing both schools since the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year. Nerenberg has been the target of continued parent frustration since the removal of Pricipal Patrick Pope at the conclusion of the 2009-2010 school year. Hardy will have its own full-time principal once again. In a letter sent home today to parents, Interim Chancellor of DC Public Schools (DCPS) Kaya Henderson wrote the she and Nerenberg reached a mutual decision "that the best way to move forward is to assign a full- time principal exclusively to Hardy MS and allow Principal …
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
A PTA meeting tonight will allow parents to react to a letter from Interim Chancellor of D.C. Schools Kaya Henderson outlining proposed reforms for the school.
Tuesday afternoon a letter went out to parents of Hardy Middle School students from interim D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson and Principal Dana Nerenberg. It described the current state of the school and a list of proposals to address parent concerns raised about discipline, scheduling and the overall climate. Tonight at 6:30 p.m. a PTA meeting will give parents the opportunity to react to the letter and discuss continued concerns over their children's education at the Georgetown middle school. Groups of unhappy parents have been vocal in their frustration with how the middle school is being run ever since then-Chancellor Michelle Rhee removed popular principal Patrick Pope. Hyde-Addison Elementary Principal Dana Nerenberg was …
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Space constraints and high demand from Georgetown families mean a reduction in out-of-boundary students.
Hyde-Addison Elementary is facing space constraints due to an unexpected increase in demand from Georgetown families for space in the Kindergarten class next year. Tuesday, Dec. 7, Hyde-Addison Principal Dana Nerenberg spoke to parents of current students about plans to manage increased demand given the reality of the classroom space available. Space constraints led to the elimination of a pre-K class for next school year. Each pre-K class normally has 20 slots; the cut means 20 pre-K students will be enrolled rather than 40. The proposed cut has in-boundary parents concerned about having access for their children to the neighborhood school. Last week, one commenter on a Georgetown Patch article wrote, "The whole point of …
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Hyde-Addison the popular public elementary school in Georgetown will only offer one pre-K class next year and may combine Kindergarten and first grade classrooms due to overcrowding.
Hyde-Addison Elementary, nestled between O and P Sts., will offer only one pre-K class in fall 2011 and may combine classes of kindergarten and first grade students. Principal Dana Nerenberg confirmed Wednesday the cut pre-K class and said the administration was still working to determine how to handle the Kindergarten and first grade classes. An initial proposal would create one all pre-K class, one all Kindergarten class, one all first grade class and three combined Kindergarten and 1st grade classes. Nerenberg spoke to parents Tuesday to discuss the space constraints facing the only public elementary school in Georgetown. The neighborhood school was one of the many local schools where former schools Chancellor Michelle Rhea worked to…
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
A canned food drive organized by teacher Andrea Clyne gives Hardy Middle School students a chance to give back to the great D.C. community.
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving, a small table in the Hardy Middle School cafeteria was stacked with cans and the floor around it covered in paper bags filled with donations that will benefit the Capital Area Foodbank. Hardy sixth grade teacher Andrea Clyne organized the food drive at the school to give students the opportunity to help those in need and to create a greater sense of community in the process. According to the January 2010 study "Hunger in America" 46 percent of members of households served by the Capital Area Foodbank are children. This year alone the foodbank has seen a 25 percent increase in Washington Metro area residents needing food emergency assistance. A sign hanging over the donation table read, "Hardy collected…