Maury in the Press

This page is the home of press clipping and news stories about Maury Elementary School. If you stumble on something that you think is newsworthy please email here.  The Maury Web Team will review all submissions.   Thanks for helping to make the Maury website a collaborative effort!

Be A Candidate in PTA Executive Elections

Join the Executive! We’re looking for folks to run for President, Treasurer and Parliamentarian for the Maury Elementary PTA. Are you interested in getting involved? YAY! Email Positions are elected in alternating years. This year, we’re looking for folks who wish to fill the roles of President, Treasurer and Parliamentarian. A short description is ... Read More

WWE Superstar Reads to Maury Students

John Cena reads The Story of Ferdinand to school kids and their parents.  A bunch of Maury 2nd graders were at The Library of Congress to see and listen to the WWE Champion! Read the full story on WJLA now.

HILL RAG: Maury Has Good Options for Modernization

On Feb 4th The Hill Rag highlights the debate of the Maury modernization in an article written by Christine Rushton.

Joy of Motion Video

Maury Kids Featured on Joy of Motion Video

These students will never be the same. Dance education changes lives. Meet Joy of Motion DC Faculty members Sharon Werth and Maverick Lemons as we take a look behind-the-scenes look at our Motion Express Outreach Program. Then, consider making a contribution to this priceless program here.

Maury Roots of Empathy Program featured on NBC4 news!

NBC4 aired our segment on Roots of Empathy tonight at 5:00! Please check out this amazing video with insightful words from two of our 4th graders and precious footage of Baby Lorik.

Three quarters of traditional public schools in D.C. now require uniforms – The Washington Post

Most of the city’s affluent students don’t have to wear uniforms, following a national trend. Source: Three quarters of traditional public schools in D.C. now require uniforms – The Washington Post

Capitol Hill School Yard Sale to Have ‘Couture Corner’

The Maury Elementary School Parent Teacher Association is planning to include a “Couture Corner” at its annual yard and bake sale Saturday.

Maury Dads Petition Against Gun Bill

An article was written today on by Jared Holt that mentions some Maury Dads and what they are trying too accomplish or better yet STOP!  Read the excerpt below, then click through the link to read the entire article: Some parents at an elementary school are signing a letter petitioning Congressional committees to vote down a bill ... Read More

Maury’s ThinkTank & STEM Expo is Tuesday 4/28! (With BATS!!)

Case-in-point: Maury Elementary's exciting Think Tank & STEM Expo, where STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) organizations bring ...


Maury Launches Recycling Program!

Maury launched its recycling program on December 9, 2014. During lunch students finish their meals and dispose of their trash by placing it in its appropriate container. Students dispose of their milk and juice in buckets. They place their empty milk cartons, utensils and other plastic items in the waste container. They place all food in the compose container and lastly place their trays on a cart to be recycled.

Elementary schools start teaching data literacy – The Washington Post

Vanessa Ford, a science coordinator at Maury Elementary School, teaches data analysis skills to her students, who range in age from pre-school to fifth grade. Ford started incorporating more data-collection exercises into her lesson plans after noticing more emphasis on statistics in various national assessments…  READ MORE Click here to read the full Washington Post article.

Joe Weedon: Ward 6 candidate for D.C. State Board of Education

Two candidates are vying for an open seat on the D.C. State Board of Education in Ward 6. Monica Warren-Jones, who was elected in 2010, is not seeking reelection. The board’s main function is to set policies around graduation requirements and academic standards. It no longer plays a role in decisions about school system facilities, ... Read More

Mrs. Ford on NPR!

Science Friday Science Club: Observe Everything #ObserveEverything Mrs. Ford segment starts at 11:17 and goes through the minute 15:24. Vanessa talks about why students are so good at observation. Please listen in and hear how fantastic she is!

Maury classroom welcomes baby in effort to teach empathy [WaPo]

Maury Elementary is one of five Washington schools trying an anti-bullying, anti-violence program with a surprising instructor: an infant.

Teacher Profile: Kim Vaugeois, 5th Grade

Get to know 5th Grade teacher Mrs. Vaugeois by reading this great profile that was featured in the April 2014 Maury Newsletter.

Maury Featured in Ashoka Start Empathy Video

You may recognize a few faces when you view this video! Check out Ashoka’s video for Start Empathy. The Washington Post is working on a story about our 4th grade program with Roots of Empathy. Emma Brown was at Maury on Feb 12 because the founder of Roots of Empathy will be visiting from Canada.

Morgan Hopes For Return To Washington

Joshua Morgan grew up in the shadow of R.F.K. stadium, graduated from Maury Elementary School off Constitution Ave. and advanced to Elliott Junior ...

Hill School Report: The Maury Think Tank Expo [THE HILL IS HOME]

All across the country, including the District, the primary emotion when dealing with schools is angst. Whether about curricula, testing, international comparisons, or whatever, the discussions appear endless and intractable. Fortunately, many schools are forging on on their own, striving to broaden their students’s education without losing track of their primary objective. One school on the Hill, Maury Elementary, has succeeded in this regard beyond anyone’s wildest hopes...

No improvement plan for D.C. middle schools — yet [WAPO]

Maury's own Joe Weedon was quoted in a Jan 5th article that was published in the Washington Post on his response to the District's plan to improve the failing middle schools, most notable Eliot-Hine...

Mr. Rogers Turns Surplus Funds into Sweet Music [FOX5 VIDEO]

The DCPS Press Office heard that Mr. Rogers is doing fun things with new instruments — many of the instruments were purchased with DC surplus funds and distributed to schools.  The reporter arrived during Ms. Cooper’s class time in the music. This is a great video news piece  done on Maury Elementary and Mr. Roger’s amazing ... Read More

Kathleen Donahue Receives Livable Walkable Award

Today there was a post on Councilmember Tommy Wells website that announced the winners of 7th Annual Livable Walkable Awards. One of the winners was Maury's own Kathleen Donahue.

Maury Think Tank in the News

Yesterday, the National Science Teachers Association posted an article about Next Generation Science Standards and sites Maury Elementary's Think Tank program as an example.

Asonja Dorsey: 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award Winner

Currently in her 21st year at Maury Elementary, Asonja Dorsey loves her school’s genuine, family-like atmosphere, calling it her “own little piece of heaven on earth.”

Carolyne Albert-Garvey

Carolyne Albert-Garvey is a Highly Effective Leader!

Serving as principal since 2009, Carolyne Albert-Garvey was recognized as a highly effective leader with the prestigious Rubenstein Award. Nominated by public school educators, students, parents and the community, Albert-Garvey joined 30 other winners in DC Public Schools(DCPS) who received the $5,000 award Nov. 4 at the Kennedy Center. Read more about Ms. Albert-Garvey on ... Read More