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Hoop Happenings

Hoop Happenings

This week the Upper School Girls Varsity Basketball Team triumphed in the playoffs and will compete for the PCSAA Championship Sunday, February 26, against Friendship Collegiate. The game will be played at Trinity Washington University at 12 NOON. Trinity is located...

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Open Mic in the Middle School

Open Mic in the Middle School

Middle schoolers put on their first after school coffee house, with a cappella singing, poetry, rapid-fire comedy, and dance routines on Thursday. The well-attended event in the MPR was organized by sixth grade English teacher Ms. Bloomfield and special education...

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History Time Capsule

History Time Capsule

Ninth graders in Mr. Vanterpool's English class visited the Decatur Carriage House on Tuesday as part of the "African Americans in the White House Neighborhood Program." Students are researching the role of African Americans in Washington, D.C. history including Duke...

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Some Assembly Required

Some Assembly Required

Students in the middle school met for our quarterly assembly to reflect on a value that binds the school together. For this month's assembly, students and teachers alike touched on the notion of diversity. Director of Special Education Ms. Roberts spoke about all of...

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The Scientific Method

The Scientific Method

Upper school and middle school students showcased their scientific experiments at our annual science fairs this month. Ninth graders in Mr. Torrence and Mr. Alpert's physics classes experimented on everything from food additives to composting. Freshman Owen...

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Watch on the Stage

Watch on the Stage

On Wednesday, seventh graders visited Arena Stage to view Lillian Hellman's play Watch on the Rhine. The play takes place right before World War II and focuses on a young woman who escapes to the Washington, D.C. suburbs with her German husband. While her husband is...

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Tune in for Trivia

Tune in for Trivia

Members of the Quiz Bowl team, comprised of students in grades 5 through 12, will appear on It's Academic, which will air on NBC 4 on Saturday, February 18 at 10:30 am. Seniors Alex Crute, Harry Warren, and junior Eric Wright competed in November against Robinson and...

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Unlocking Fences

Unlocking Fences

Juniors and seniors attended the movie Fences on Monday, based on the August Wilson play of the same name.  The play focuses on the struggle of an African American father in Pittsburgh in the 1950s named Troy, a fallen baseball hero. He finds himself in conflict with...

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It is Easy to be Green

It is Easy to be Green

The Upper School Environmental Club harvested some of the latest greens from our tower gardens. The program uses hydroponic technology to grow greens in our hallways. The club filled several bags with rainbow and Swiss chard, oregano and basil. The Environmental Club...

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Championship Challenge

Championship Challenge

On Tuesday, students in the upper school competed in the DCSAA Indoor Track Championships. Their team is coached by Mr. Callum. Senior Sam Mader finished 3rd in the boys 800m and senior James Medrano finished 3rd in the boys' long jump.  Other senior athletes include...

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