I managed to catch up with 2010 Collegiate graduate and FNN Alum, Compton Wright. Back in the day, Compton was one of FNN’s top poets. We spent over an hour IMing on Facebook and found out another dream occupation that Compton is chasing. Here’s how it went….Read More
Several Chamberlain alumni who currently attend Friendship high schools have returned to Chamberlain this Fall to share advice, kind words, humor and stories about how they continue achieving “The Chamberlain Way”.Read More
After a difficult 43-8 loss in the Super Bowl, Peyton Manning looks to be starting off on the same foot. In the 2013 season, Peyton broke Tom Brady’s single season touchdown record and Drew Brees’s single season passing yards record.Read More
On Thursday, October 31, 2014 “Friendship Cares” raised $500 to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The Friendship Cares scholars walked five blocks and made posters and cards to give to people. Friendship Public Charter Schools matched what they raised for a total of $1,000.Read More
The homecoming dance took place November 8th, 2014. The class of 2015 gathered with a few of their younger classmates to enjoy their last homecoming at Friendship Collegiate Academy before going off to college. The students put on their best outfits to fit their all black theme to come out and enjoy themselves.Read More
On October 28, Stedman Graham educator, author, businessman and Oprah Winfrey’s partner came to Friendship Collegiate Academy as part of his Sonima Tour. A select group of students were able to witness Graham’s motivational speaking skills as he spoke to the Friendship Collegiate Academy students.Read More
I feel like a brand new person when I dance. Dancing makes me feel like Beyonce. It makes me feel confident and brave to believe in myself—you can’t think about falling and getting broken bones.Read More
How did we get the Tier 1 banner? We worked together as a school. We made sure everyone learned. We showed the core values. The teachers showed a very important core value. They showed they cared for us. If they didn’t care for us, we would not be Tier One. The students showed respect. The students respected the teachers.
Drum roll please! 5-4-3-2-1, cheers shout loud from the crowd on this chilly morning in Northeast Washington, DC. On November 19th, temperatures were a record low of 26 degrees, yet the whole school gathered in front to see the new banner unveiled. There was music blasting from the speakers to the dance moves of our Woodridge dancers, and...Read More
The Live Sonima Tour took place at Collegiate Academy in a room filled with middle school students from Blow Pierce and Woodridge, and included 9-12 graders who attended various academies at Collegiate. The Sonima Tour comes to schools to provide them with the tools needed to live a successful life despite the challenges faced of an...Read More
A new tribute to the Hunger Games trilogy has been added at last. Suzanne Collins’s popular dystopian trilogy did it again! Over 123 million dollars in its first opening. With Jennifer Lawrence returning as the beautiful heroine, Katniss Everdeen, and her two men, Peeta and Gale, the characters continue to sweep fans off their feet leaving all on the...Read More
Has your cheer team been undefeated for the past 4 years? Have you ever seen a team bring the spirit, best tumble passes, jumps, and choreography at a competition all at once? Well if you haven’t, you’ve never met the Woodridge Cheerleaders—the all-round best school cheerleading team that has ever performed!
“Without music, life would be a mistake,” is a famous quote posted in my music classrooms. Well, this is definitely true. Music is what connects so many of us in unique ways. Whether it’s gospel, jazz, country, R&B, hip hop or rock and roll, music is a universal language that awakens us all inside no matter how we are feeling. Well this year, students got a...Read More
Washington D.C has gotten a new upgrade in terms of looks. It’s like the city has gotten a brand new makeover, a new look which has taken many by surprise. If you have lived in Washington, DC for some time now, you will see now that there have been some major changes going on. In a way, it’s good for the city. For years, some neighborhoods...Read More