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Sprinting Forward

Sprinting Forward

Junior Luke Tewalt was named the Gatorade District Of Columbia Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year and is now part of a 30+ year legacy that includes past winners such as Peyton Manning, Abby Wambach, Karl-Anthony Towns, Derek Jeter and many other sports icons! The...

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Artist in our Residence

Artist in our Residence

Middle and Upper School art teacher Ms. Stephens attended a Professional Development workshop for art teachers on Saturday through the Art Education Association of DC that focused on Silkscreen Printmaking. The workshop, held at the Washington International School,...

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Summer in our Sights

Summer in our Sights

On last Thursday's Summer Opportunities Night, more than 60 families from grades eight through 11 attended. There were 12 different summer programs present, each providing a presentation. Students learned about opportunities for summer classes and internships in...

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Teaching Teachers

Teaching Teachers

Mr. Day lead a soiree this week on religion for Washington Latin teachers at Ms. Smith's house. Mr. Day, an upper school English teacher, has a graduate degree in religion and also teaches the Comparative Religions elective. He organized teachers into a discussion...

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Writer in Residence

Writer in Residence

Junior MK Wilson won several Writopia Lab awards presented by Scholastic. She won three Gold Key Awards and two Silver Key Awards for poetry and journalism. MK is the editor in chief of the school newspaper for the second year in a row.

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Legenda – Weekly Blog

Read our weekly letter from Head of School, Peter Anderson

Reading is Fun(damental)!

Reading is Fun(damental)!

For Washington Latin teachers, a commitment to reading is not limited to the books we assign in class. For many years we have assigned books for our whole faculty to read over the summer. And often groups of teachers will decide to form book clubs.  This year we are...

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Standout Student Athletes

Standout Student Athletes

At Washington Latin, we have always valued athletics as central to our approach to learning and developing young adults. As part of the classical tradition, the challenges of physical strength and endurance were highly valued, and part of leading a balanced life. Like...

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Creative Outlets

Washington Latin students have busy days, complete with rigorous classes, electives, and clubs. Whether students choose to play sports, participate in the school musical, “The Music Man," write for the newspaper Sumus Leones, or the literary magazine, “Open Mic,” or...

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Makerspace: Technology and Creativity

One of the exciting additions to our school last year was an area of the library called the Makerspace, which is a laboratory and technology center for constructing physical objects. This has been described as “DIY meets education.” It is a “workshop space” that...

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MLK and Service

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose life and legacy we celebrate a week from Monday, believed in a nation of freedom and justice for all. He encouraged all citizens to live up to the purpose and potential of America by applying the principles of nonviolence to make...

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Latin in the news

View the coverage of Latin in the media

Blithe Spirits

Upper School students had a week full of spirited celebrations for the semiannual spirit week celebration. Tuesday was Latin Pride Day, which included a Pep Rally and Faculty and Student Basketball Game. Wednesday was D.C. Pride Day, with a chance to present their...

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If Your Sweet Tooth Could Tweet

The Middle School Community Council sold Sweet Tweets on Valentine's Day, allowing students to send out a sweet tweet message to their friends. They were delivered on Valentine's Day with a lollipop. This event is one of the Community Council's annual fundraisers. The...

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Back in Action

Back in Action

Middle School parents attended Back to School Night on Thursday.  Teachers presented an overview of the curriculum, complete with discussions about the essential questions that govern each class. Back to School Night is a great chance to learn about what happens...

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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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