February Scholars of the Month
12th grade | Anthony McGill
Anthony McGill is a member of IDEA's men's varsity basketball team. He has been accepted to both Prince George's Community College, Allegany College of Maryland, and Virginia Union University. He has grown over the years in his maturity and academically. Anthony wants to attend college and continue to play basketball. He is excited about his academic success and the road ahead.
11th grade | Abrianna Holmes,
Abrianna Holmes, while a soft-spoken scholar, is a force to be reckoned with in the classroom. She is fierce, flawless, and fearless during instructional time. She is a student you never have to ask for anything twice and is always willing to assist when needed. Ms. Holmes is truly deserving of this award.
10th grade | Delonte Cunningham
Delonte Cunningham is an energetic, high-spirited scholar who is super motivated to be great. He was a co-captain on the flag football team, has represented IDEA at the Speak Truth seminar at Dunbar High School, is a Model UN member, and plays on the IDEA men's baseball team. He does all of this while maintaining a 3.2 GPA. Delonte is always willing to help and to try new things. It is an honor to recognize Delonte as the 10th grade scholar of the month.
9th Grade | Yuanise Hill
The 9th grade team has had the pleasure of watching Yuanise grow into a mature young lady. She works hard in the classroom and on the court. In addition, to being a model student, she is always willing to assist her peers and be a team player.
Aireana Pimble-12th grade
Aireana has grown by leaps and bounds over this school year. Her level of motivation has hit the stars. She is applying to colleges, having thought-provoking conversations in classrooms, and getting serious about her future aspiration to own her own hair salon and spa.
Tyanna Jones-11th grade
Ty Jones is an enthusiastic student whose engagement not only helps her learn more in the classroom, but pushes others to learn more as well. Ty is appreciated by students and teachers alike because her enthusiasm is contagious. For example, in US History she is earning a 94% and was one of the first students to finish the upcoming project, "Does Abraham Lincoln deserve the title Great Emancipator?" In class she has led by example and the entire class benefits from her ability to work with, encourage, and lead others.
Trejure McLean-10th grade
Trejure is a selfless, quiet academic powerhouse who maintains a 3.2 GPA and earned a 4 on the English portion of the PARCC exam last year. Trejure passed the Accuplacer exam at the University of the District of Columbia, demonstrating eligibility to take college classes while still in high school. She is always prepared and ready to help others.
Christian Douglass—9th grade
Christian Douglas is an excellent student and peer. He is very responsible, motivated, and passionate student. He comes to school every day with a smile, an excitement for learning and the dedication for going above and beyond.
Mekhi McKinney--12th grade
Mekhi is a leader on the varsity basketball team and was recently inducted into the National Honor Society. He is a member of the Student Government Association and a team player in every respect. He has already been accepted to several colleges and universities including Harrisburg University, Cheney University, Coppin State, Norfolk State University, and the University of the District of Columbia Community College.
Isaiah Scott—11th grade
Isaiah has shown much growth this year. He is well on his way to becoming an outstanding leader in our IDEA community. Isaiah is a perfect example of a student that abides by our Guiding Five. He comes to class prepared to learn and to do his best. Isaiah is a leader in the classroom, often assisting the teacher with various tasks. He respects himself and others. There are times Isaiah will correct his peers and encourage them to do the right thing. He takes responsibility for his actions, and when he finds himself in the wrong, he apologizes and redirects himself.
Aviyanna Green—10th grade
Aviyanna is a self-motivated young lady who has achieved excellence since she arrived at IDEA. She emerged as a student leader the summer before her 9th grade year. She has taken a major interest in JROTC and is constantly a top performer in every class. She has received awards for math and English. In the first quarter she earned a GPA of a 3.5 or higher, which made her eligible for the Principal's Honor Roll.
Kendi Trejos—9th grade
Kendi is a hard-working student. She displays the Guiding 5 Principles by coming to school ready to learn and prepared for classes. She successfully transitioned from moving to the US and previously speaking only Spanish and become a fluent English speaker. She is always pleasant and well received by all of her peers.
September Scholars of the Month
Here’s what IDEA teachers and staff had to say about our September scholars of the month:
Caya Flythe—12th grade
“Caya was selected for being a consummate scholar. She is on time, dependable, and hungry and thirsty for knowledge. Caya has her eyes on meeting all her short-range goals and a plan to get there.She currently volunteers with the Metropolitan Police Department Fifth District as an event planner for senior citizens and youth.”
DeNay Barnes—9th grade
“DeNay is a wonderful student to have in class. She participates with thoughtful things to say and works hard at everything she does. DeNay works great with everyone in the class and is a diligent worker. She is a creative student and an outstanding role model for her classmates with her positive attitude and great work ethic. She is truly a joy to have in class!”
Teacher of the Month Arianna Ashton, English Teacher
Ms. Ashton has created tools around writing and assessing on timed writing tasks. She celebrates her scholars, creates a strong classroom culture that responds to her, and works with both 9th and 10th grade English teams meeting and exceeding expectations.
Ms. Briscoe has worked tirelessly collaborating with instructors and other leaders to ensure that our scholars are career and college ready. To date she has tracked to push us past our benchmark for Quarter 2 with 38 college acceptances for our seniors.
Operations Team Member of the Month: Kester Gregorio, Facilities Manager
For your endless and fearless dedication to the team, the work, and the students, we appreciate and salute you. Kester manages a team of six and provides facilities, janitorial, and IT support wherever needed.