Amidst rumbling thunder, Douglas Southall Freeman’s Class of 2013 received diplomas during yesterday afternoon’s Commencement ceremony at the Siegel Center. Congratulations graduates of DSF and other West End schools!
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U.S. News and World Report 2012 national high school rankings were released on Tuesday, and Freeman High School was rated 28th highest in Virginia (out of 347 high schools), 899th overall in the United States (out of almost 22,000). It received a silver medal rating. Other Henrico and Richmond schools ranking highly in the state [...]
Henrico Va., April 30 2012—Freeman’s Show choir, Harmony in Motion, will add yet another trophy to the shelf in their already highly successful year. The choir took the Fiesta-Val competition in New York by storm, winning first place in Division 2 and Champion in show choir. The entire chorus, band and orchestra received Grand Champion [...]
Henrico Police were summoned to the Three Chopt West apartments (8800 block Three Chopt Road, across from Douglas Freeman High School) this afternoon on a disorderly conduct call. A male suspect reportedly broke into an apartment. In the ensuing confrontation with officers, the police fired shots, hitting the suspect. The man was taken to VCU [...]
Virginia Department of Education has released AYP or Adequate Yearly Progress numbers for all Virginia public schools. Overall, 6 out of 10 Virginia schools exceeded or met all No Child Left Behind (NCLB) objectives during 2009-2010 despite new accountability provisions related to high school graduation and the testing of students with disabilities. Although most of [...]
Douglas Southall Freeman High School, in the Near West End, was recognized as one of the America’s Best High Schools by Newsweek today. It ranked 971 out of 1,623 schools.
A few weeks ago, I learned about a friend of a friend, Steven Ebert, a senior at Freeman High School, who started a Pepsi Refresh campaign– Hold Hope – to raise money for suicide prevention after his friend and classmate at Freeman High school committed suicide last May. The Stuart H. Slusher Memorial Scholarship Fund [...]