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August 19, 2011

Mayor Gray and U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Welcome Students  

Event Part of Back-to-School Agenda for Mayor That Includes Visit to School Bus Terminal, Ride-Along on School Bus Route, Student Assembly, Other Events

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WHAT/WHO: Mayor Vincent C. Gray, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and other DC and federal officials will welcome students, teachers and staff back to Eastern Senior High School on the first day of the 2011-2012 school year. Mayor Gray will also welcome students at Inspired Teaching Demonstration Public Charter School.

WHEN: Monday, August 22, 2011
7:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

FULL SCHEDULE FOR MAYOR GRAY:

6:30 a.m. Meet-and-Greet With School Bus Drivers and Attendants
New York Avenue Terminal, near Florida and New York Avenues NW

7:10 a.m. School Bus Ride-Along
Capitol Hill

Mayor Gray will ride part of a bus route for Tyler Elementary School on Capitol Hill.

8:30 a.m. First Day of High School Assembly
Eastern Senior High School
1700 East Capitol Street NE

This opening assembly will welcome incoming 9th graders for the first day of school in one of the District’s most recently modernized school facilities.

Mayor Gray will be joined by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and other District elected officials and civic and education leaders.

9:45 a.m. First District-Wide Professional Development Academy for Teachers
Inspired Teaching Demonstration School
4401 8th Street NE (Near Providence Hospital)

The Mayor will participate in the beginning of the school experience for pre-kindergarten children, welcoming students in their first classroom meeting.

11:00 a.m. Hart Middle School Tour
Hart Middle School
601 Mississippi Avenue SE

Mayor Gray will tour the school and meet with DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson.

12:00 p.m. Lunch at Winston Education Campus
Winston Education Campus
3100 Erie Street SE

Mayor Gray will have lunch with students at elementary school.