Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Congratulations to First Quarter Honor Roll Students and Those with Perfect Attendance

Congratulations to our scholars who made the honor roll for the first quarter by earning a GPA of 3.0 or above and for our scholars who had perfect attendance! Keep up the amazing work! First Quarter Honor Roll 9th grade Mercedes B, Simeon C, Lushawna H, Larry H, Aaron P, Lynea S, Eryka W, Destiny READ MORE »

Thursday, November 13, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

IDEA Families Are Invited to Our Thanksgiving Dinner

IDEA welcomes students and their families to our annual Thanksgiving dinner on Tuesday, November 25. Our talented kitchen staff, led by Ms. Wynn, will prepare a traditional Thanksgiving feast. Please RSVP to Ms. Reeves in the front office. Doors will open at 5:30pm and dinner will be served at 6pm. This is also a great READ MORE »

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Planning for After Graduation: College and Military Fair November 20 at IDEA

IDEA students will have the opportunity to meet representatives from  several colleges and universities and all branches of the US military on Thursday, November 20 from 1-3:30pm in the cafeteria. Admissions officers and recruiters will be on site from: Trinity Washington University Prince George’s Community College Northern Virginia Community College Capitol City College Montgomery College READ MORE »

Monday, November 10, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Facetious (fa seeshus)

Part of Speech: Adjective

Definition: Treating serious issues with deliberate inappropriate humor

Derivatives: Facetiously, facetiousness

Example: She did not like when her boyfriend made facetious comments about her hair.

Synonyms: Teasing, flippant

Saturday, November 8, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Principle Prep Clubs Provide Teachers and Students with a Chance to Connect and Learn on a New Level

This school year we are working to infuse IDEA’s five guiding principles into everything we do at school. Particularly during our advisory period, scholars focus on our first principle: We are prepared to learn and do our best. Every Friday during advisory we live our fifth principle: We celebrate our individual and collective successes. On READ MORE »

Friday, November 7, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Seniors Study Connection Between Sustainable Food and Environmental Systems; Freshmen Study Engineering

Seniors recently attended Agroecology Day hosted by the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of the District of Columbia at Muirkirk Research Farm in Beltsville, Maryland. During the day-long event, students learned about the link between sustainable food and environmental systems. They also engaged in experiential learning by visiting READ MORE »

Friday, November 7, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

A Message from the Vice Principal for School Culture

This morning we celebrated the hard work and achievements of our scholars in grade-level town hall meetings. We recognized students who demonstrated academic excellence, those who were most improved over the course of the first quarter, and each grade’s top three earners of points for following IDEA’s five guiding principles. We also commended all scholars READ MORE »

Monday, November 3, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Auspicious (au spish iss)

Part of Speech: Adjective

Definition: Showing or suggesting that future success is likely.

Derivatives: auspiciously, auspiciousness

Example: The scholar began the school year with auspicious grades first quarter.

Synonyms: Favorable, promising

Monday, October 27, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Seniors Visit Coppin State and Morgan State Universities

     On October 3, 45 IDEA seniors visited Coppin State University and Morgan State University, both Historically Black Universities located in Baltimore. Through the schools’ on-site admissions programs, interested students were able to apply during the tour, submitting their transcripts and test scores, for admission in Fall 2015. Five IDEA students were accepted that READ MORE »

Monday, October 27, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Proclivity (pro clivv it tee)

Part of Speech: Noun

Definition: An inclination or predisposition toward something

Derivatives: proclivities

Example: Lebron’s proclivity for basketball at a young age has paid off.

Synonyms: Preference, inclination

Friday, October 24, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Creativity, Energy, and Drive Shone Brightly During Spirit Week and Homecoming

Last week was filled with excitement at IDEA, including Spirit Week featuring Twin Day, Wacky Tacky Day, and Class Colors Day, the Homecoming pep rally where our Homecoming Court was named, our Homecoming dance, and the Homecoming football game where IDEA/Cesar Chavez defeated Paul Public Charter School 22-6. For more pictures, check out our Facebook READ MORE »

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

A Message from the Principal: A Million Ways to Learn at IDEA

At IDEA we demonstrate in a variety of ways our commitment to providing every one of our 221 scholars with the educational opportunities they need to succeed. Our lessons, tests, and online tools and resources are designed to reach all of our scholars wherever they are and help them advance to the next level. Recently READ MORE »

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