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Musical Maven

Musical Maven

Junior Jazz Band member Owen Fox-Whelpton, has made it to the semifinal round of DC Capital Stars (DCCAP), a highly competitive citywide performing arts competition. Fox-Whelpton is one of 40 semifinalists competing to perform at the Kennedy Center in April. The 10...

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Don’t Hate, Appreciate Debate!

On Saturday 15 Washington Latin policy debaters participated in the fourth local tournament of the year (hosted by the Washington Urban Debate League). Students debated four rounds regarding the resolution: The United States federal government should substantially...

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Dunkin’ Divas

Dunkin’ Divas

The Middle School Girls Basketball team beat Hope PCS 27-6 in their first game of the winter season on Tuesday. The team includes seventh graders Brooke Tate, Kai McFadgion, Kathy Lavado, Shreya Kelly, and eighth graders Daniele Chandler, Elle Waters, Alyssa Wright,...

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Joining the Posse

Seniors Nathan Cobbs and DJ Okuleye have have been awarded the acclaimed Posse Scholarship for the University of Rochester and the University of Wisconsin-Madison respectively. This scholarship includes a four-year full-tuition scholarship. For the last half dozen...

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Movie Magic

This Wednesday, Ms. Vercammen took General Music students to see the movie The Green Book.  The book focuses on a tour of the deep South with jazz pianist Dr. Don Shirley and his driver and bodyguard. It is a true story written by Nick Vallelonga, the son of the...

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Legenda – Weekly Blog

Read our weekly letter from Head of School, Peter Anderson

DC School Report Card

This morning, the District of Columbia unveiled a new DC School Report Card, an interactive website for parents and families with common information about all public schools in our city, both DC Public Schools and charter schools. The Report Card site includes...

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YES!

During the adolescent years, young people grapple with a variety of major social and emotional issues and need to develop a variety of competencies. These include self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, responsible decision-making and relationship skills....

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Words Still Matter

Last week Ms. Smith discussed the origins of our school's informal motto: “Words Matter.” This week, I’d like to build on what she wrote. One of the critical indicators of students' success in school, on standardized tests, and indeed, in life, is their vocabulary. To...

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Words Matter (A Letter from Principal Smith)

Over the years, many of you have asked about the origin of our unofficial motto,“words matter.” This simple phrase strikes a chord with so many – and especially now in the current atmosphere of verbal virulence. The story of its origin is equally simple: the fact of...

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Politics & Latin

With election day looming next Tuesday, parents have a wonderful chance to turn local politics into a civics lesson for their children. If it is possible for you to take your students with you to the polling station, you should do so. Talk with your children about the...

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Latin in the news

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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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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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