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Monday, October 20, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Stolid (stall id)

Part of Speech: Adjective

Definition: Showing little or no emotion; not easily excited or upset.

Derivatives: stolidity, stolidly, stolidness

Example: Unemotional, dull

Synonyms: Her stolid reaction to the crime was somewhat disturbing.


Thursday, October 16, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Student Voices: Senior Keshawn Davis Looks to Support System and Future Dreams for Inspiration

My name is Keshawn Davis. I am 17 years old, I’m in the twelfth grade and I am the class president for the class of 2015. Two goals that I have between now and graduation is to graduate on time and to stay diligent and focused with all the school and outside activities like volunteering, READ MORE »


Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Abrupt (uh brupT)

Part of Speech: Adjective

Definition: Very sudden and not expected.

Derivatives: abruption, abruptly, abruptness

Example: The manager’s abrupt entrance into the theater interrupted the movie.

Synonyms: Unforeseen, sudden, without warning


Thursday, October 2, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Architecture Students Represent IDEA at NOMA Conference in Philadelphia

Congratulations to Romeo Curley and Yakira Jones who represented our Timberwolf Pack and DC very well today in Philadelphia when they led a seminar on architect Lewis Giles Sr. A big shout out to Mr. Mitchell, Ms. Chandler, Michelle Jones, and the National Organization for Minority Architects (NOMA) for making today possible for IDEA’s outstanding READ MORE »


Thursday, October 2, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Timberwolves Boys Basketball Team Is Gearing Up!

The boys basketball team is getting ready for a much anticipated regular season. This fall the varsity and junior varsity basketball teams have been working out every day. Both teams have also have been participated in fall league to get ready for the season. Senior guard Aaron Brooks and senior guard Jabari Young have been READ MORE »


Thursday, October 2, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

IDEA Fall Sports Update

Volleyball The IDEA fall athletic season has kicked off on a high note, the defending girls volleyball champions have started their quest for their third straight championship with a 2-1 record. The Lady Timberwolves had a new coach at the helm, Coach Oliver. In Coach Oliver’s first season the girls have defeated Options PCS and SEED PCS READ MORE »


Monday, September 29, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Timberwolf Cheerleaders Check Out College Squad at Howard Game

The newly chosen IDEA cheerleading squad attended the Howard vs. North Carolina A&T football game on Saturday to see how college cheerleaders do it.


Monday, September 29, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Acumen (ack u men)

Part of Speech: Verb Definition: the ability to think clearly and make good judgments and quick decisions Derivatives: NONE   Example: His business acumen helped his client to seal the deal.   Synonyms: Wit, sharpness


Monday, September 22, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

This Year’s Cheerleading Squad Announced!

Congratulations to the IDEA PCS 2014-2015 Cheerleading Squad! Alexia Arroyo Sekai Warr Tykerra Jones (Captain) Diamond Newbon Alexis James Kenara Wilson Emoni Henry (only 9th grader) Dominque Whitaker Angelika Pratt Ja’Tavia Thompson China Plater Janice Smith Quaniquo Davis Imani Speight Imoni Nelson Dashawn Harkum


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