Like many Brooklanders, we have been following developments regarding the new Brookland Middle School. There will be a school construction update meeting held by the Department of General Services (DGS) and DC Public Schools (DCPS) on Tuesday, September 24th at 7:30 pm at Turkey Thicket Recreation Center. Since it has been a while, here is a little background:
- In late April the school’s footprint was announced. The school will be built on the site next to Turkey Thicket where a vacant school currently sits now.
- In June there was a meeting hosted by DGS. The presentation from that meeting can be found here.
- The school is slated to open in the fall of 2014, and will be an arts-integrated school that promotes project based learning.
- The feeder schools to the Brookland Middle School will be Langdon, Bunker Hill and Burroughs, and it will feed Dunbar, Roosevelt and Coolidge High Schools.
If you are interested in learning more about the school there is lots of information here, at the DC Public Schools website. Any questions should be directed to Jackie Stanley of DGS at jackie(dot)stanley(at) dc(dot)gov. Turkey Thicket is located at 1100 Michigan Avenue, NE.