“Be Great” – Teacher Appreciation

“Be Great” – Teacher Appreciation

As I think about teacher appreciation week which ends today, a statement that I have made to students and teachers over the years keeps replaying in my mind: “Be great.”  Some may see this as a trite, simplistic, idealistic or naïve statement.  But isn’t that what we...
College Admissions Season

College Admissions Season

On May 1st, many colleges and universities required accepted students to secure a spot by sending in a deposit. For many of our seniors this was a difficult decision, because they had been accepted to so many wonderful schools. Students in the class of 2018 earned...
Our Heroes, the Deans

Our Heroes, the Deans

Among the unsung heroes of our school – people counted on to solve problems, manage numerous tasks and keep our students safe – are our deans. Under the guidance of Assistant Principal/Director of Student Life, Mr. Bob Eleby-El, Washington Latin is fortunate to have a...
Our Library – Latin’s Heart

Our Library – Latin’s Heart

I like to think of our library as the heart of the school building – not just because of its physical location, but also because of the role that it plays in the day-to-day life of the school. With huge picture windows, artwork and a magnificent quote board, it is an...
The Written Word

The Written Word

As several classes have started taking the PARCC exams in English and math this week, I have been reflecting on an area of our program that many of our students find most challenging – writing. At a school where words and ideas matter, our curriculum emphasizes...