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Fierce Frisbee Fight

Fierce Frisbee Fight

In the heated Ultimate Frisbee game between teachers and students last week, the students triumphed 13-11. Guest cheerleaders included Mr. Clausen's children, who of course cheated for the teachers! Mr. Yonker helped organize the event.

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Ecosystem Educators

Ecosystem Educators

Sixth graders shared their science knowledge for the watershed project by teaching seventh graders at Emmanuel Christian School about taking care of the eco-system. The students who presented are Tillie Freed, Charlotte Lin, Kai McFadgion, Lauren Boyer, Ella Hankins,...

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Theatrical Nights!

Theatrical Nights!

Last week Mr. Baldwin directed sixth graders in a production of The Arabian Nights. Mr. Birkenhead's seventh and eighth grade classes also performed last week. The middle school theater program allows students to work on public speaking, acting, and creative writing...

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Track Races Ahead

Track Races Ahead

At the track DCSAA championships, the track team again showed grit, speed, strength and determination. Sophomore Luke Tewalt won the DCSAA Outdoor Track MVP award, winning the most points of any male athlete at the meet after winning the 3200m and the 1600m and...

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Play Ball!

Play Ball!

The softball and baseball teams will be representing Latin this Wednesday at the 'Shred Hate' reception at the Nationals Baseball game vs Padres. The 'Shred Hate' concept is part of the 'No Bully' program that strives to remove bullying from schools. The game begins...

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Legenda – Weekly Blog

Read our weekly letter from Head of School, Peter Anderson

“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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Latin in the news

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Good Morning, Washington visits Latin

Good Morning, Washington visits Latin

Reporter Kidd O'Shea dropped by to appreciate our teachers on Thursday of Teacher Appreciation Week. He brought coffee and breakfast, we shared why we teach. A few early-rising students also shared what they love about teachers at Latin. Diana Smith also introduced...

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WJLA Features Senior Jonathan Benitez

Senior Jonathan Benitez was featured as part of ABC7's Michelle Marsh's Inspire series over the winter break. Benitez is the recipient of a Beat the Odds scholarship from the Children's Defense Fund. You can watch the story...

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Latin Featured in Article on Charter School Diversity

Latin Featured in Article on Charter School Diversity

A Bright Spot in School Diversity Diverse public charter schools are in demand and growing. By David Osborne and Emily Langhorne | Nov. 29, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. The Albert Shanker Institute recently released a report that analyzed the negative effects of private schools...

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WJLA Features No Tech Challenge

WJLA Features No Tech Challenge

Is there an appropriate age for kids to get their first cell phone? by Amy Aubert/ABC7, Wednesday, November 15th 2017 WASHINGTON (ABC7) — “If I let them be on these devices all the time, they would be,” said Diana Smith, Principal at the Washington Latin Public...

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Blog Post Q&A with Diana Smith about Latin

Blog Post Q&A with Diana Smith about Latin

Q&A: At D.C.’s Washington Latin Public Charter School, ‘the Greatest Success Is the Culture’ By Emily Langhorne, Reinventing America's Schools Diana Smith, principal of Washington Latin Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., received a lot of press this summer...

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