Supporting Their Success, Together
Dear Paul Families,

Our program is officially in full swing, and it has been such a joy to see all of our scholars and families reconnecting with faculty and staff and engaging in our vibrant community of learning. I especially enjoyed seeing all of you at our Back to School Nights and our first round of Student-Led Conferences!
As we head into October, I want to remind you that it’s your participation and support that make our events and programming successful. We are fully committed to providing your scholar with the best possible education and opportunities for growth, and we rely on your active involvement to support their learning. There are so many ways to be an engaged parent, whether it’s cheering on our Pirates at a home game, attending a Parent Action Group (PAG) meeting, or simply talking to your scholar about school and getting to know their teachers and counselors.
In the coming month, we have several exciting community events including our first PAG meeting, homecoming game and dance, and our Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations. We hope to see and hear from you at these events because your voice matters and makes a difference in our programs. Your involvement makes Paul a better school.
In Service,
Dr. Tracy L. Wright
Chief Executive Officer
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A Community of Support
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Upcoming Events & Important Dates
October 1 – Senior Picture Day & Parent Action Group Kick-Off Meeting
October 11 – Homecoming & MS Hispanic Heritage Celebration
October 14 – NO SCHOOL (Columbus Day)
October 15 - Eighth Grade College Tour - George Mason University
October 15-18 - Math and ELA Interim Assessments
October 16 – Senior SAT Date
October 18 – Progress Reports Sent Home & National College Day
October 24 – HS Hispanic Heritage Celebration
& End of Advisory (12:15pm dismissal)
October 25 – NO SCHOOL (Staff PD)
October 30 – Senior SAT Make-up Date
November 1 – Report Cards Sent Home
September Highlights
Our campus was buzzing with energy and excitement in September as we welcomed families to Back to School Night, kicked off the fall sports season, started Extended Day programming, and held our first Café con Chisme of the year!
News & Announcements
We are so proud of our seniors who applied for college scholarships through the Posse Foundation.
Our Programs Prepare Scholars for College... And So Can You!
From the very first day of school, we strive to create a college-going culture among our scholars. Our juniors and seniors are taking our SAT preparatory course, which includes a mock SAT in September to practice for the October test day. Scholars in eighth and ninth grade are starting college tours this month, including visits to Howard University and George Mason University. These opportunities along with our rigorous academic program, support services, and enrichment activities help cultivate college readiness and promote academic excellence. Learn more about preparing your scholar for college on our website .
Back to School Nights See Strong Parent Engagement
More than 200 middle school and high school families joined us for our annual Back to School Nights this September. Our school-wide celebrations featured presentations by school leaders, music, performances, and meet and greets with teachers and counselors. Parents had a chance to learn about Paul's policies and expectations and to experience the school day. It was a great way kick off the school year!
Family checks in at our high school Back to School Night.
Parent Action Group (PAG)
Join us for our first Parent Action Group (PAG) meeting on Tuesday, October 1st! PAG meets every first Tuesday of the month, we encourage all our parents to participate.
Extended Day Homework Help
Does your scholar need additional academic support? Help them achieve their goals by registering them for our Extended Day Homework and Resource Centers.
SY19-20 Kids Ride Free Program
The SY18-19 Kids Ride Free SmarTrip Card expires on Monday, September 30th. Scholars can sign-up for the 2019-2020 SmarTrip card in the Business Office. Cards take 1-2 business days to process.