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Welcome Letter

Dear District Heights Families, 

We welcome you!! We welcome our students back to school for the 2023- 2024 school year! It is so exciting to get going and we can’t wait to see the children in our classrooms! The District Heights Teachers & Staff are busy preparing for the return of our kids and are eager to start implementing some exciting new lessons from our curriculum! Our new Superintendent - Mr. Millard House II, has stepped in and is anxious to work hard to take PGCPS to the next level.  At DHES, we will have a continued emphasis on mathematics and literacy through the arts!  Additionally,  this year, we will explore the exciting world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics)! So, it all fits together to create an amazing instructional program! I firmly believe we are going in the right direction for our students and their future learning! 

I hope you had a wonderful summer. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged, and ready to start a new school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children. Here is some important information to ensure the first days and weeks of school get off to a great start. 

Important Dates To Remember

Friday, August 25, 2023 Sneak-A-Peek/Student Orientation 

Monday, August 28, 2023 First Day of School

Monday, September 4, 2023 Labor Day, Schools and Offices Closed

Tuesday, September 12th, 2023 Back To School Night - Primary

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 Back To School NIght- Intermediate

Monday, September 25, 2023 Yom Kippur- Schools and Offices Closed 


STAFF CHANGES:  We say farewell to the following staff members and we wish them the very best going forward:

Marlowe Blount-Rich (Retired), Cecilia Bowlding (Retired), Dominique Jones, Alyssa Wright, Skyy Clea, Gregory Taylor,  LaTanya Anderson, Paris Terrell

And now, we would like to welcome our newest team members!

  • Mrs. Tracy Aina, Secretary II
  • Mrs. Dominique Bivins, SPED
  • Mrs. Yvonne Burnley, Gr. 3 ELA
  • Ms. Erin Cave, SPED Paraprofessional 
  • Mrs. Ashley Chapman, ELD Teacher
  • Ms. Leta Davis, Grade 2
  • Mrs. Charlie Fletcher, Night Cleaner
  • Ms. Tainia Haywood, Grade 4 ELA
  • Mr. Fred Laureles, Resource Teacher/Technology/Testing
  • Ms. Diamond Lewis, Grade 5 ELA
  • Ms. Sarah Neal, Grade 4 Science
  • Ms. Laura Scheidt, Prof. School Counselor
  • Ms. Janae Sellman, SPED Para
  • Mrs. Gia Soliman, Kindergarten
  • Mrs. Roxanne Peters-Vickerie, SPED 
  • Ms. Kennedy Wallace, Grade 2
  • Ms. Chinenye Ukwuoma, ART


Tracey Smith Walters, Principal