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Middle School Student Council Is Building Community

November 12, 2019

The Creative Minds Middle School Student Council recently presented a proposal to the Creative Families Association and CMI leadership for building community at school. Using feedback from student surveys, council members shared their recommendations for spending CFA funds set aside for middle school and the money raised through popcorn sales. They proposed buying more middle […]

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Veterans Day: Thank You to Our Neighbors

November 11, 2019

On this Veterans Day we extend a very special thank you to our neighbors, the residents of the Armed Forces Retirement Home. The AFRH was authorized by Congress as the United States Soldiers’ Home, in 1851. The home opened with a single cottage and one “inmate” in what was, at the time, rural Washington. Today, […]

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Math Night: A Measurably Fun Evening

November 1, 2019

On November 21, Creative Minds families and students in all grades will join us for a measurably fun evening of numbers, analyses, and computations. We’ll play math games and explore Eureka Math, our mathematics curriculum. With the CMI approach to mathematics learning, we nurture in students a positive emotional attitude to math through hands-on exploration. […]

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School Quality Report: A Look at Our Progress

October 28, 2019

On Monday, October 28, the DC Public Charter School Board released a 2019 School Quality Report for each of the schools it oversees. We’re pleased that the overall score for Creative Minds rose by nearly five percentage points over the score from last year—from 55.4% in 2018 to 59.7% in 2019. CMI remains a Tier […]

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We’re Hosting Our First Robotics Tournament

October 22, 2019

On December 7, the Creative Minds robotics team is hosting its first robotics tournament, right here at school. The tournament, part of the VEX IQ Challenge series, will bring together robotics teams from the Washington, DC, area to compete and collaborate in a game-based engineering challenge. Through VEX IQ competitions, students develop skills in teamwork, […]

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Robotics Team Visits the Armed Forces Retirement Home

October 11, 2019

On September 30, the Creative Minds robotics team visited our neighbor the Armed Forces Retirement Home for a cross-generational exchange of learning. AFRH residents shared their engineering knowledge and talked about their experiences in the field. CMI roboticists showed their VEX IQ robots to residents and described their practice. See a photo from the visit […]

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Urban Adventure Squad Is Back in the Garden

October 2, 2019

Urban Adventure Squad kicked off its garden-education programs at Creative Minds International Public Charter School on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, by welcoming dozens of students to the garden during recess, Genius Hour, and middle school science class. UAS reports that it was an incredible transformation in just one afternoon, thanks to the strong hands of […]

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