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Press Release: The Department of General Services Welcomes DCPS Students Back to School

Monday, August 26, 2013

DGS logo graphicFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2013
CONTACT: Kenneth Diggs (DGS) 202.580.9361; [email protected]

(Washington D.C.) - The Department of General Services (DGS) today welcomed students, parents, faculty and staff back to a host of newly renovated and modernized District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) that have been designed to enhance the learning opportunities for young people with state-of-the-art educational facilities.

“The Department of General Services is excited to showcase two newly modernized high schools this year – Dunbar Senior High School in Ward 5, Cardozo Educational Campus in Ward 1, a new middle school, and several renovated elementary schools,” said Brian J. Hanlon, DGS Director. “We join Mayor Vincent C. Gray, and Chancellor Kaya Henderson in the vision that great teachers and great facilities go hand-in-hand.”

The newly renovated and modernized schools include:
Hearst Elementary School – Ward 3
Mann Elementary School – Ward 3
Powell Elementary School – Ward 4
Shepherd Elementary School – Ward 4
McKinley Middle School – Ward 5
Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School – Ward 6
Peabody Elementary School – Ward 6
Beers Elementary School – Ward 7
Hendley Elementary School – Ward 8

For more information on the Department of General Services, please visit www.dgs.dc.gov.

The mission of the Department of General Services (DGS) is to elevate the quality of life for the District with superior construction, first-rate maintenance and expert real estate management. By building and maintaining safe and green state-of-the-art facilities which foster economic growth and elevate educational environments, our trusted and skillful employees create modern and vibrant communities across all of the District of Columbia.


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