NEWS

Dressed Up For Dinner

Dressed Up For Dinner

Fifth and sixth graders will have their semiannual Dinner and a Movie night on Friday. The event, which is organized by the Parent Association, features a themed setting, complete with table clothes and flowers to set the mood. Students will meet and eat in the MPR...

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The Sum of Our Parts

The Sum of Our Parts

Students in 8th grade history worked with K'Nex last week to learn about interchangeable parts, Samuel Slater, and industrial espionage. Slater was an early industrialist known as the "Father of the American Industrial Revolution" and the "Father of the American...

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Silence and Discussion

Silence and Discussion

On Friday, students in the GSA club took part in the annual Day of Silence.  The event is based on a tradition started 20 years ago, by students at University of Virginia who organized a day in which they remained silent to show support for those who identified as...

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Theatrical Dreams Realized

Theatrical Dreams Realized

Seventh graders learned the answer to the Langston Hughes poem's rhetorical question: "What happens to a dream deferred?" when they traveled to Arena Stage this week to see Lorraine Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun performed. Seventh graders read the play earlier...

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Alumni Abroad

Alumni Abroad

Many Washington Latin graduates are taking advantage of the chances to travel during college. Washington Latin 2014 graduate Vanessa Rodriguez has just been offered an internship this summer at Podcasts for Peace based in Managua, Nicaragua for the summer. Rodriguez,...

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Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books

Fourteen middle school students took part in Battle of the Books, a DCPS librarian initiative. The event took place in the Sumner School museum on Wednesday, April 5th. The students read 8 books and competed in panels of 4 students against teams from other schools....

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International Goals

International Goals

Eighth grader Masai Brown-Andews was selected as part of the Olympic Development Program in Virginia to play soccer in the 2017 International Tour, a series of games against German teams in Berlin and Dresden, Germany. The team left Saturday, April 8, and returns the...

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Local History

Local History

Mr. Dumas' history class went on a trip this week to the African American Civil War Museum. Students discussed Washington, D.C.'s role as a place for freemen and former slaves. Students have already viewed the Civil war movie Glory, which showcased the impact of the...

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Jazz on the Go

Jazz on the Go

The Jazz Band traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this week. Students listened to CMU's jazz band play, and watched the  traveling show of Stomp, and visited the University of Pittsburgh. They also worked with a music teacher from a Pittsburgh high school. The Jazz...

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A Salute to Speech

A Salute to Speech

At the April upper school assembly on Tuesday, seniors who have shown a particular proficiency in public speech throughout their role in class discussions, public speech competitions, open houses, athletic department banquets, and Arts Night or Choral Concerts...

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