Groundbreaking initiative brings sustainable design full circle

Brent joins a select group of pilot projects now certified under the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) Rating System for sustainable land design, construction and maintenance.  Brent was awarded a one-star rating by the SITES program, an interdisciplinary effort led by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin and the United States Botanic Garden to create a voluntary, national rating system and guidelines for sustainable landscapes of all types, with or without buildings. Certification is based on The Sustainable Sites Initiative: Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks 2009.

In June 2010, Brent was one of more than 150 national and international projects to begin testing the 4-star rating system and guidelines. Located five blocks from the nation’s Capitol, this greyfield site with asphalt dominated grounds was transformed into a sustainable landscape that educates students, parents, and neighborhood residents about green infrastructure. Improvements include the removal of 1,600 square feet of asphalt and the installation of pollinator gardens, [Read More]

The PTA general meeting is cancelled for Wednesday, January 22.  See you at our February 22 meeting.

DCPS is CLOSED today, Wednesday, January 22nd. See you tomorrow!

Cynthia Garland-Dore, Brent’s resident math consultant and expert, is holding two parent math sessions this week. The K-2 session will be tomorrow, Tuesday, January 14, from 6:30-8pm in the cafeteria. The 3-5 session will be Thursday, January 16 from 6:30-8pm in one of our third-floor classrooms. Some topics will include: the 8 Common Core mathematical practices, how to support your mathematician at home and some insight into how math is taught at Brent. Parents can expect to do some math alongside Cynthia.

Both sessions will be informative and productive, I hope to see you all soon!

Principal Young

Our Bird Count, hosted by Mr. Mangiaracina, has been postponed due to weather concerns. It will now be held Saturday, January 25th.

bird count