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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

Timberwolves Cheer Squad Championship Photos

Here are some highlights from our recent competition where the Timberwolves cheerleading squad earned first place in the DC Charter School Athletic Association and third place in the statewide competition. ROAR!


Friday, March 27, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

Spring Break Cheer Camp at IDEA on April 13

Tell your friends, family, and neighbors about IDEA’s 2015 Spring Break Cheer Camp, scheduled for 8am to 4pm on April 13 at IDEA. Click the link above to download the flyer and learn more!


Thursday, March 26, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

Timberwolves Cheer Squad Takes Charter League Championship

Congratulations Timberwolves cheer squad! On Saturday, March 21 the squad earned 1st place Charter School Cheer Champions and 3rd Place State Champions!


Thursday, March 26, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

Freshmen Volunteer with Food & Friends and Planned Parenthood

On March 20 IDEA freshmen volunteered with Food & Friends and Planned Parenthood, learning important lessons about service and planting the seeds for great relationships between IDEA and two wonderful community organizations for years to come.


Thursday, March 19, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

Selma and MLK Memoir Inform Scholar Understanding of Civil Rights Movement and Individual Freedoms

Last month as part of class discussions about freedom and civil rights, IDEA scholars went on a field trip to see Selma. Before seeing the film, scholars read Dr. Martin Luther King’s memoir Stride Toward  Freedom.  Both the film and the book contributed to scholars’ thinking, writing, and speaking about both past and current relevant issues of individual READ MORE »


Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

Step Afrika! Performs at IDEA and Inspires Scholars to Step, Dance, and Plan for College

  Scholars and staff enjoyed watching and participating in stepping and dance when Step Afrika! performed during February’s town hall meeting. According to Step Afrika!, their school performances “highlight the rhythm, physicality and history of stepping, and culminate in a group activity to get students on their feet.” More than just a dance troupe, Step Afrika! emphasizes READ MORE »


Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

Career Day Introduces IDEA Scholars to Their Futures

Attorneys, community activists, scientists, a firefighter, a nuclear engineer, a social worker, a technology expert, an architect, and other professionals with a variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise shared their experiences with IDEA scholars for Career Day on February 27. Visiting professionals had the opportunity to give brief presentations to both IDEA scholars and faculty READ MORE »


Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

A Message from Our Principal: Expanded Construction and Trades Education Coming to IDEA this Fall!

We are excited to announce a new partnership with the DC Students Construction Trades Foundation that will expand IDEA’s career and technical education offerings. DCSCTF’s Academy of Construction and Design will open at IDEA this fall and offer a variety of courses for 10th through 12th graders, in areas such as carpentry, electrical, and other READ MORE »


Thursday, March 5, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

Timberwolves Make History With PCSAA Boys Basketball Championship!

Congratulations to Coach Pope and our outstanding scholar athletes on their nail-biting victory over National Collegiate last night to win IDEA’s first-ever boys basketball championship title. Read all about it in this Washington Post article and stay tuned for more photos and videos!


Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

Timberwolves Looking To Build on Regular Season Success

When the season started, no one imagined that the regular season would end with the Timberwolves winning the regular season PCSAA title and five players from the team receiving league recognition. Despite the success, the team is still looking forward reaching its two goals, which are helping its two seniors get into college and winning the PCSAA tournament, READ MORE »


Sunday, February 22, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

IDEA Alum Rahsaan Stewart (’13) Returns to Give Back

“No matter how much trouble you get into or the circumstances you have at home, IDEA is here to help you, motivate you, push you, stay on your back, and make sure you get to where you want to go,” said IDEA alum Rahsaan Stewart, who graduated in 2013 and is now a sophomore at Morgan READ MORE »


Saturday, February 21, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

IDEA College and Career Center Makes Futures Possible

  College, university, and military flags crisscross the ceiling of a former computer lab. Now it is a space where scholars, especially seniors, gather the necessary information needed to meet admission requirements of colleges or the armed forces. It is here that scholars research colleges and universities, write essays, and submit applications to make their READ MORE »


Friday, February 20, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

18 Microsoft Academy Students Earn New Certifications; Most in DC!

IDEA is proud of 18 of our scholars who have recently earned new certifications in Microsoft Office applications. IDEA’s Microsoft Academy is currently the most accomplished among all DC schools! Check out our ranking on the DC Leaderboard below or click here to learn more. Thanks to Mr. Mitchell for his dedication in teaching Microsoft Academy to our READ MORE »


Friday, February 13, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

IDEA Staff Transform Into Historical Black Figures

As part of our Black History Month celebration, on Friday, February 6 many IDEA teachers and staff dressed as important Black historical figures.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

Vote for IDEA vs. National Collegiate to Be Game of the Week on WUSA 9!

The IDEA at National Collegiate boys’​ varsity bball game is in the running for Toyota Game of the Week on WUSA 9! Help spread the word so the Timberwolves can be featured on TV (Channel 9) this Friday night. Vote via text, online, or by tweeting! 1. Text boysdc to 25543 to vote for IDEA at National READ MORE »


Wednesday, February 11, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

Timberwolves Dominate KIPP at Home 72-23

Check out these great shots of our victory over KIPP on February 10. Both our Timberwolves basketball players and cheerleaders got the crowd excited by their performances!


Saturday, January 31, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

Art Classes Teach Character Education Along with Color Theory

When IDEA students pick up paintbrushes in art class, they’re not just learning about brushstrokes and color mixing, they’re also discussing compassion, character, and community, and how they can make good decisions and make a difference in their neighborhoods. The results are both stunning collaborative works of art, and thoughtful, inspired scholars. This year IDEA’s READ MORE »


Monday, January 26, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

Timberwolves Boys Basketball Starting to Put It Together

When the season started Coach knew that it would be a challenge for this year’s Timberwolves team to come together right off the bat. Despite the guys being great friends off the court, Coach Pope knew it would take time for them to build together on the court. With many guys playing varsity for the READ MORE »


Monday, January 5, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

Timberwolves Worked Hard at Winter Break Tournaments

While many students were relaxing over the holidays, IDEA’s Timberwolves boys basketball team was competing against tough teams from across the United States at tournaments in Kentucky and West Virginia. Here are two articles about West Virginia matchups reprinted from the Journal News. Eagles Edge Timberwolves To Win Title HEDGESVILLE (WV) – Eagles coach Kelly READ MORE »


Friday, December 19, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

IDEA Turnaround Featured on WAMU

WAMU reporter Kavitha Cardoza spent time at IDEA recently and told this story of the school’s turnaround on the air! Listen or read the transcript here!