Principal’s Message


This year we are starting off with a newly renovated cafeteria and Demonstration Kitchen/Classroom! The Food Prints program is in full swing with Ms. Ibti Vincent teaching students in grades Pre K to grade five.  The classes are working with their classroom teacher and Ms. Vincent to work in the garden, harvest the vegetables, clean them, cook them and eat them.  Parent volunteers are helping in the Food Prints program and in classrooms to help all of students learn.  Parent participation in their student’s education is a necessity in the 21st century in order to ensure that the students understand and see that their parents recognize the importance of education. Strong parental support of students helps guarantee their success in school and thereby make their dreams a reality.

All students continue to be taught the four R’s starting on our day one assembly. They are: Respect yourself, Respect others, Respect property and Respect the rights of others to learn. The other key message delivered to the students was that they MUST “Demand Their Education”! Students must ask questions and for help when they do not understand a concept being taught. The faculty has been told that failure is not an option at School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens. They are determined to help students learn and be successful in every way possible.

As always the Administrative team; Associate Principal Shanna Young, Assistant Principal for Middle School, Silean Eaves and Assistant Principal, Special education, elementary school, Megan Hanley and I operate with an OPEN DOOR policy.  We welcome parental visits, questions and ideas as we continue to strive to be the BEST school in DCPS.

Richard Trogisch

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