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Graduating with Gratitude

Graduating with Gratitude

Graduation will take place next Monday, June 10th at UDC. The event will feature several important speakers including the speakers selected by the senior class. Seniors voted for Maya Woods-Arthur to be the student speaker and English teacher Ms. Seid to speak for the...

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The Unofficial Start of Summer

The Unofficial Start of Summer

Fifth and Sixth grade students celebrated the end of their labors with Field Day competitions. Students competed in a buzz tournament and various sporting events. Sixth grader Nicholas Kempf won the Beep Tournament. The last day of classes for students was Thursday,...

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Writers and Readers

Writers and Readers

Children's book author Emma Otheguy read from her third book Silver Meadows Summer to the fifth graders last week, and she gave students advice about her writing process. She previously read last year to the fifth graders from her first book Marti's Song For Freedom....

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Extreme STEM

Extreme STEM

At the annual Middle School citywide STEM fair, fifth graders Jacob Rhoden and Owynn Black won first place in animal sciences division. They were invited to the celebration of black scientists at NASA event at the National African American History Museum. Both of them...

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Artist’s Gaze

Artist’s Gaze

Junior Makiya Tucker's work was shown at the Hirshhorn this week as part of an exhibit called “51%” about women’s history. Tucker was one of 20 students who showcased work in various mediums though an internship called Emerging Artists by ARTLAB, which is open to...

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Legenda – Weekly Blog

Read our weekly letter from Head of School, Peter Anderson

Greek is the Word

When Bill Clausen started teaching Greek I in the fall of 2015, he and Dr. Smith felt that adding a second classical language was the logical next step for our school. Mr. Clausen, who joined Washington Latin in our second year, teaches Latin and humanities courses,...

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A Fuller Human Experience

The fact that the experiences of all people are not always celebrated or even recognized led to the establishment of Black History Month. Last week I tried to argue that American history needs to account for the people and stories of all America, not just those in...

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Learning Lost Stories

Learning Lost Stories

Later this year, the country remembers 400 years since the first Africans were forcibly brought to this country. In August of 1619, a Dutch frigate landed in Point Comfort (site of modern-day Hampton, VA) with a cargo of “20 and odd Negros,” originally from...

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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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Latin in the news

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Ms. Hamm featured in School Library Journal

Ms. Hamm featured in School Library Journal

School Library Journal by Bekah McNeel May 21, 2019 | Filed in News & Features Intensive literacy training and discipline saturate all 49 IDEA school campuses in Texas and Louisiana, including the libraries. While the IDEA libraries feel consistent with the rest...

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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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