In Spring 2019, The District Department of Transportation invited DC middle school classes in grades four, five and six to enter the Inspiration Blossoms Here, Art & Letters Contest for the 2019 National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Classes worked together to write and submit open letters addressed to potential visitors to The District. The Letters inspired kids from other parts of the world to visit DC and explore the arts, culture, and history that exists here. Teachers were asked to guide their classes in demonstrating the students’ persuasive writing skills and knowledge about the DC area. Classes also submitted hand-crafted artwork to accompany their letter. The art was displayed in the 2019 Blossom Bus.
Congratulations to the artists of Mr. Daniel Whalen’s fourth-grade class at A School within A School.