April 07, 2011

DCPS Students Invited to 2011 White House Easter Egg Roll 

900 plus tickets donated to DCPS courtesy of the White House and the U.S. Department of Education

Todd May, Department of Education, delivered the 2011 White House Egg Roll tickets to DCPS and Shereen Williams, Director of Community Partnerships and Kelly Young, Interim Chief of the Office of Family and Public Engagement were there to accept the gift on behalf of DCPS students. Photo by Josh Hoover
Eggroll Tickets
More than 900 tickets to the 2011 White House Egg Roll were delivered to DCPS on April 6. These highly coveted tickets will be distributed to excited DCPS students all across the city in the coming weeks. Photo by Josh Hoover

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Today (April 7, 2011,) DC Public Schools (DCPS) announced that eight schools will receive tickets to the White House’s annual Easter Egg Roll. More than 900 tickets were donated to DCPS courtesy of the White House and the U.S. Department of Education, underscoring their ongoing support of the district.

“We are thrilled that the DCPS community is invited to share in this exciting opportunity again this year,” said DCPS Acting Chancellor Kaya Henderson. “We appreciate opportunities to reward our students for their achievement, hard work and commitment to health and fitness, and both the U.S Department of Education and The White House continue to be important partners.”

Schools receiving tickets this year are:

Beers Elementary School (Ward 7)

 Ketcham Elementary School (Ward 8)

C.W. Harris Elementary School (Ward 7)

Kimball Elementary School (Ward 7)

Bruce-Monroe Elementary School @ Parkview (Ward 1)

West Education Campus (Ward 4)

Drew Elementary School (Ward 7)

Whittier Education Campus (Ward 4)

Each of this year’s selected schools has programming in place that promotes health and wellness and is consistent with the goals of first lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative. The schools also have shown progress in academic achievement or school improvement, and have not been participants in White House events recently.

This year, students and families will be encouraged to adopt the theme “Get Up and Go!” in their daily lives. As part of the festivities, they will enjoy live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling and Easter egg rolling on the White House’s South Lawn.

More information about the 2011 Easter Egg Roll can be found at www.whitehouse.gov/eastereggroll.

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