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Open House on Saturday, November 1, 2014
9:00am - 12:00 Noon

(Program begins with breakfast at 8:30am)
see flyer here (English) (Spanish)

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Congratulations to Camra Long!  Camra won the DCIAA singles tennis title!

Congratulations to the Cheerleader Team for 2013-14 Championship!!

Congratulations to the Girls' JV Basketball Team for 2013-14 Championship!!

Banneker soccer player commits to healthy eating at Common Good Community Garden. See video below; click here for article.
 

Congratulations to Banneker's Invention/Robotics Team for being awarded a grant of $6,600 from the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam program. The team will use the funds from this grant to develop their invention concept: DeadStop - a device to prevent intruders from opening classroom doors. They will demonstrate their invention at MIT in June, 2014. Click here for the video

 

President Obama delivered his Back-to-School Speech at Banneker on 09/28/2011


 

 

Congratulation to Reggye Green for scoring the highest on the Microsoft Office Certification Exam. She is the recipient of a new Dell laptop from Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).

>>See more photos here.
>>More info about the program here.

 


 

International Night on May 24th, 2013.  Come out and supports the program. See flyer here

Congratulations to Briana Little (Photo on the left: President Obama and Briana) for

"THE WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT’S DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP

This $15,000 scholarship is funded by AOL and The Huffington Post. The recipient, chosen from a talented pool of applicants with Prime Movers Media is Brianna Little of Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, Washington, DC.

Brianna, a senior at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, has been involved with the school newspaper for three years and is currently editor-in-chief. Her passion for social justice combined with her curiosity and love of language drive her dedication to be an objective and responsible journalist." - info and photo from White House Correspondents' Association www.whca.net/scholarships.htm

Twenty-nine students attended to the Federal Information Technology (IT) Job Shadow Day at National Defense University iCollege on April 12, 2013.  See photos here
 

 

City Wide Science Fair Winners - Congratulations...

First place team award: Ngozi Burrell, Armonte Butler, and Johanna Gomez.
First place plant science: David Hernandez Pineda
First place animal sciences: Olivia Persons

Honorable mention senior division:
David Hernandez Pineda
Jia Li Dong

2nd place senior division:
Ngozi Burrell
Armonte Butler
Johanna Gomez

Grand Prize winner:
Olivia Persons Who not only won the entire fair, but with that comes her very own Samsung tablet and a class set of tablets for her science teacher!!!

Congratulations to Alisha Jennings for passing the Microsoft Word 2010 exam on March 19, 2013.  She is the first student at Banneker AHS who has Microsoft Office Specialist Certification. Please contact Mr. Spinner or Mr. Nguyen for more information about the program.

Congratulations to Dandre Amos, Ngozi Ugochukwu, and Whitney Wasso for receiving a Certificate of Merit at the Awards for Excellence in the Arts Program. The event took place in the Terrace Theater of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, April 7th.

 

The George Washington University’s Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarship – Congratulations to Olivia Persons and David who were selected and honored on March 20, 2013 at Benjamin Banneker AHS. This scholarship provides academically talented students with a full, four-year scholarship covering tuition, room and board, books, and fees at the University! Read more or See more photos

Congratulations to the AP English Literature students for their exceptional 30-minute staging of The Merchant of Venice at the annual Shakespeare Festival of Plays held at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Kudos to the ensemble for garnering the Brian Cabe Award for Spirit, to Jovanne Santouse for receiving the Distinction in Acting Award, to Sylverline Atufu for receiving the Outstanding Commitment to Comedy Award, and to Parris Washington, Ashley Jones, Olive Nwosu, Lauren Robinson, Nelly Quintanilla, and Tariq Broadnax as the Chorus for Setting the Tone Award for Comedy. Banneker shone brightly on the boards of the Folger! See photo below.

 

Mu Alpha Theta Induction on March 25, 2013 See more photos here

 

 

 

National Spanish Honor Society Induction on March 20, 2013 See more photos here
 

 


 

 

Senior Awards Day - Class of 2012, May 30, 2012 photos.  Click on the picture for slideshow.


 

 

Pro Promise Breakfast - Class of 2012, May 16, 2012 photos.  Click on the picture for slideshow.


 

Congratulations to Blake Mosley and Courtney Thomas!! They defeated School Without Walls to win the DCIAA tennis doubles championship.  This is Banneker's first doubles title.

Congratulations to Tiffani Lewis for winning second place in the DCIAA city championship track & field meet on May 22nd at Spingarn High School in the girls' triple jump.

Congratulations to Simone Chapman for winning first place in DCIAA city championship track & field meet on May 22nd at Spingarn High School.  She won the girls long jump with a mark of 16 feet 5 inches.

 

Congratulations to Bianca Kersillius for winning the 2012 Joe Riley Youth Leadership Scholarship Award.

 

 

Join Chesley Swann, Banneker's Poetry Out Loud Champion 2012, at the Arena Stage on Tuesday, March 13, from 6-8 pm as he competes in the District Finals Competition! Chesley will be reciting three poems--
"The Bones of My Father" by Etheridge Knight, "Abandoned Farmhouse" by Ted Kooser, and "The Man with the Hoe" by Edwin Markham. See Ms. Brinkman or Mr. Feeser for reserved tickets!

Congratulations to the Girls' JV Basketball Team for placing 2nd in the city!!

Congratulations to Oni Crawford who won a Silver Key for her poetry in the annual Scholastics Writing Competition.  Congratulations, too, to Cherrie Coachman who received an Honorable Mention citation for her collections of various writings.

Congratulations to Quenice Simms for winning the $10,000 Nordstrom Scholarship.  Mr. Jerzy Romanowski, Diversity Affairs Director came to school and surprised student with the award on October 20, 2011.  See photos here 

 

 

Beautification 2011 @ Banneker
Thank you so much to all Volunteers and staff!
Please email school for more photos.


Congratulations to Class of 2011

Congratulations Benjamin Banneker AHS, "Yes, You Did It Again!!!" your school is a Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM) winner for the 2009-10 school year. The TEAM program recognizes and rewards all staff members in schools that make dramatic gains on the DC CAS.

In addition to being named a TEAM winner, your school will become part of the Effective Practice Incentive Community (EPIC), a national program led by our partner organization New Leaders for New Schools. Through EPIC, your school’s best practices will be shared with other educators across the country via the online EPIC Knowledge System <http://epic.nlns.org/>.
If you have any questions about the program or the awards, please contact Avni Gupta-Kagan at agupta-kagan@nlns.org.

Congratulations to Simone Chapman for the 2011 DCIAA Girls LOng Jump City Champion.  Simone jumped her personal best of 17'-3" at the City Championship meet at Dunbar High School on May 26th.

Congratulations to Mahder Etuma, Michael Harris, Franklin Mason, Blake Mosley, and Courtney Thomas Jr. for their win against McKinley's Tennis Team.

Congratulations to the 59 students who scored above the National Average on the National Latin Exam. (May 17)

Congratulations to the following students who won the Library of Congress 3rd Annual Youth Oratorical Competition: 9th Grade: Emmanuel Lee - $25.00 award, 11th Grade: Nia Christian - $200.00 award, 2nd place Donae Owens - $50.00 award, 3rd Place: Desiree Samuel - $25.00 award.  Each student also received a $25.00 gift card, a bag filled with school supplies and a folder with Library of Congress resources.  This year's competition winners will represent the Library of Congress Chapter at the Regional Competition on Saturday, June 25th at 10.00 am at the National Oceanic $ Atmospheric Administration.

Congratulations to Esohe Irabor: the Winner of the Metropolitan Police Department Essay Contest: "Why do you want to go to college and get a degree?  What can a college degree do for you, your family and your community?  Winners received a laptop and a book bag with assorted accessories and supplies.

Congratulations to Kevin Iraheta for winning the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.  Interview video clip with Fox 5. http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/dc/dc-teens-win-national-community-spirit-award-041211

DC Teens Win National Community Spirit Award: MyFoxDC.com

The George Washington University’s Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarship – Congratulations to Adam Middleton and Chidi Agbaeruneke who were selected and honored on March 23, 2011 at Benjamin Banneker AHS. This scholarship provides academically talented students with a full, four-year scholarship covering tuition, room and board, books, and fees at the University! Read more or See more photos

 

 

Congratulations to Chinwe Obodo who placed 2nd in the State Finals of Poetry Out Loud on March 21, 2011.  She recited three poems with great clarity - [what horror to awake at night] by Loraine Niedecker, "American Solitude" by Grace Schulman, and "The Author to Her Book" by Anne Bradstreet.

 

Congratulations to Banneker's It' Academic Team for winning second place at the Regional Science Bowl on Saturday, March 19, 2011.  The team was represented by Deron Perkins, Thomas Temesgen, Nia Christian, Chika Adiele, Detrick Campbell, and Mr. Jomuad and Mr. Kabingue as coaches.

 

Mayor Gray and Chancellor Visited and Talked to Banneker's Students on March 15, 2011. see photos

   



 

Pi Day on March 14, 2011. see photos


    

 

 

National Honor Society Induction on March 9, 2011. see photos National Women's History Month on March 3, 2011. see photos

 

Congratulations Benjamin Banneker AHS, your school is a Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM) winner for the 2008-09 school year. The TEAM program recognizes and rewards all staff members in schools that make dramatic gains on the DC CAS.

In addition to being named a TEAM winner, your school will become part of the Effective Practice Incentive Community (EPIC), a national program led by our partner organization New Leaders for New Schools. Through EPIC, your school’s best practices will be shared with other educators across the country via the online EPIC Knowledge System <http://epic.nlns.org/>.
If you have any questions about the program or the awards, please contact Avni Gupta-Kagan at agupta-kagan@nlns.org.

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