D.C. Public Charter School Students Invited to White House Easter Egg Roll

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Contact: Audrey Williams 202-328-2748
Washington, D.C. — Students from seven D.C. public charter schools have been invited to join other area children at the White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 5, 2010. This year’s theme, “Ready, Set, Go!,” encourages youth to lead healthy and active lives. The theme is tied into First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!" initiative, a national campaign to combat childhood obesity. The charter schools participating in the Easter Egg Roll are:
  • Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School
  • DC Prep
  • Meridian Public Charter School
  • Friendship Public Charter School (Southeast Campus)
  • Friendship Public Charter School (Woodridge Campus)
  • E.L. Haynes Public Charter School
  • Two Rivers Public Charter School
The D.C. Public Charter School Board recommended the schools based on their progress toward  reaching school improvement measures; increasing student achievement;  and incorporating  programs that promote health and wellness, consistent with the goals of the First Lady’s ‘Let’s Move!’ initiative.
These schools are among the 57 public charter schools on 99 campuses which the D.C. Public Charter School Board currently oversees.  D.C. charter schools serve approximately 28,000 students living in every ward of the city.  Public charter schools now serve 38 percent of all public school students in Washington, D.C.