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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Visit Great Community Partners at Back to School Night Tonight (6-8pm)

Many of IDEA’s excellent community partners will be on hand tonight at Back to School Night to share information about their programs and services and answer questions. Check out these great organizations: DCPNI P.E.A.R.L.S Program WILL Program Parent Education PTA Interest DC Public Library The Fishing School US military Family Health Services Wells Fargo DC READ MORE »


Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Ronald McDonald House U.S. Scholarships

Helping students afford the education of their dreams Students across the country work hard to earn top marks, dreaming of the college they’ll attend and the education they’ll receive. Unfortunately, many of these students won’t be able to afford it. We want these students to reach their full potential. To help them accomplish this, our READ MORE »


Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Cleanup: Great Community Service Opportunity at a Beautiful Park

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Cleanup: Saturday 9/27 from 9am-1pm. 1550 Anacostia Ave NE. For more information, visit: www.friendsofkenilworthgardens.org  


Monday, September 15, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Best Buy Scholarships for High School Students

Listen, underclassmen, here is a scholarship competition for you (and seniors too). Best Buy passes out sweet $1,000 scholarships to high schoolers who demonstrate good grades, academic achievements, volunteer experience, and work experience. 1,200 scholarships were awarded this year so get ready to submit your application next year and get a jump on paying for READ MORE »


Monday, September 15, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Ron Brown Scholarship Offers up to $10,000 Annual Renewable College Funding

Start now to make sure you have money for college. Check out the Ron Brown Scholarship opportunities here! Check out this information from the website and click above to learn more.


Monday, September 15, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Omniscient (aum nish ent)

Part of Speech: Adjective

Definition: Knowing everything

Derivatives: omniscience, omnisciently

Example: The omniscient narrator told the story of “Little Red Riding Hood”

Synonyms: All-knowing, all-seeing


Monday, September 15, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

College Scholarship Fair September 20

It’s never too early to begin planning for college!


Thursday, September 11, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Why Community Service is IMPORTANT!

Doing community service provides students with opportunities to become active in the community and positive contributors to society. Community service or volunteerism enables students to acquire skills and knowledge as well as provide a service to others that need it in some way. There are multiple benefits and gains from community service. Some of these benefits are: READ MORE »


Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Evanescent (ev in es sent)

Part of Speech: Adjective

Definition: Quickly fading or disappearing

Derivatives: evanescence, evanescently

Example: The power of beauty is evanescent.

Synonyms: Temporary, short-term


Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Recapitulate (Ree ka pitch u late)

Part of Speech: Verb

Definition: Summarize and state again the main points of

Derivatives: recapitulated, recapitulates

Example: He began to recapitulate his argument calmly.

Synonyms: Restate, summarize


Thursday, August 28, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Quotidian (Kwo tid eee an)

Part of Speech: Adjective

Definition: Of or occurring everyday

Derivatives: NONE

Example: The driver became accustomed to the quotidian traffic.

Synonyms: Daily, mundane


Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Students to Receive New Biweekly Progress Reports

IDEA PCS honors our partnerships with our families. The success of our students does not solely rest on what happens in the classroom but through a triad of communication among  students, parents, and staff. As a new means of including parents in discussions about student performance, IDEA will send progress reports to families every two READ MORE »


Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Earn $100 When a Student You Refer Enrolls at IDEA

IDEA is still accepting new students in all grades for the fall. Our office is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 3pm for registration. If you are a current IDEA student, you can earn $100 in cash when you refer a new student to IDEA who enrolls and attends this fall.Visit http://www.ideapcs.org/admissions-enrollment for more READ MORE »


Monday, August 18, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

School Supply List for 2014-2015

Here’s what students need to be prepared to start school this year. No. 2 pencils Colored pencils Handheld pencil sharpener with lid Erasers Ballpoint pens (black or blue) Highlighters Composition notebooks (10) Loose-leaf notebook paper Several three-ring binders (one for each class) Pencil case that fits in a binder Binder dividers with pockets Index cards READ MORE »


Saturday, August 16, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Staff Spotlight: Mark Sturdivant, Vice Principal

Meet Mark Sturdivant, IDEA’s new vice principal. Mr. Sturdivant is responsible for cultivating a positive school culture and promoting responsible student behavior. My approach I give tough love. I’m definitely a parent away from home. Students can come speak with me about any situation and I can relate and help process through that obstacle. Hopefully READ MORE »


Friday, August 15, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

A Message from the Head of School

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! We are looking forward to seeing our hardworking returning students and many new faces in the coming weeks for orientation days and when school starts on August 25. We know this is going to be IDEA’s best year yet. We also welcome several new teachers and leaders to IDEA READ MORE »


Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

DC Public Library: Helpful Back-to-School Tools

As the school year gets underway, DC Public Library has lots of helpful tools for students and teachers. ·       Live Homework Help in English and Spanish ·       Online databases for help with school projects ·       AP Test Prep ·       PSAT, SAT, ACT and other standardized test prep ·       Video story READ MORE »


Monday, August 4, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

NEW! Changes to IDEA Uniform Policy

New this school year, IDEA students may wear black shorts or skirts as part of their uniform. Skirts or shirts must be appropriately sized, not too tight, and be knee-length or longer. To assist in creating an environment conducive to learning, IDEA scholars are required to wear uniforms to school every day. This policy is READ MORE »


Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Class of 2014 Commencement Ceremony

All of us at IDEA are proud of all of the members of the class of 2014. Check out these photos of our beautiful graduates, speakers, performers, and all the participants in the June 20 commencement ceremony at Prince George’s Community College.  


Thursday, July 3, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Class of 2015 Prepares to Rise to Senior Class Status with Pep Rally and Wins Student/Teacher Basketball Game

IDEA’s rising seniors, in their first schoolwide event, the End of the Year Hoopfest, defeated the teachers in overtime by one point, with a final score of 45-44. The Student Government Association-sponsored event provided an opportunity for IDEA to get acquainted with the new 2014-2015 class officers: President Keshawn Davis Vice President Ramatu Olagunju Secretary READ MORE »