NEWS

Hollywood in the House

Hollywood in the House

Seventh and eighth graders donned their finest clothes for a Hollywood-themed dance. The event last Friday was one of the two school dances a year for the Middle School. With the help of seventh grade English teacher Mr. Green who helmed the DJ booth as DJ Green Bean,...

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Interesting Internship

Interesting Internship

Junior Maya Woods-Arthur was chosen as the first high school intern ever to work at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Woods-Arthur has paid particular attention to global civil rights issues during her time at Washington Latin. She visited...

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The Actor in All of Us

The Actor in All of Us

On Tuesday the English and Theatre Departments met in the Theatre room after school to work with American University theatre professor Caleen Jennings. She spoke to teachers about bringing theatricality into the classroom, using the body, vocal tones, collaborative...

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Signing Bonus

Signing Bonus

Elayna Birch-Smith had an unofficial "Signing" in the College Counseling office with Delaware State University, staged by director of athletics Neil Berment. The senior basketball player is excited to join the Hornets next year. As an art student at Latin she has had...

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Super Senior

Super Senior

Senior Isaiah Smith is the 2017 winner of the DC Public Charter School Board's Student Excellence award, recognizing his dedication, excellence, and care demonstrated in his work at Washington Latin. This is the inaugural year for the award, and Isaiah was selected...

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All the Buzz

All the Buzz

Eighth graders took part in the annual Advisory Buzz Competition. The math game asks students to use multiples to BUZZ out certain numbers as they count rapidly in a circle. It requires focus, memory, and quick wits. The winner was Vivian Claire, who earned points for...

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Toys Bring Joy

Toys Bring Joy

Students in the middle and upper schools are participating in the Homeless Children's Playtime Project Toy Drive. The charity event is organized by Ms. Foster, who coordinates community service opportunities for the school.  Students donated toys of all size to...

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Parent Participation

Parent Participation

On Tuesday, WLPCS parent Diana Bruce addressed the faculty about the issues for schools surrounding the LGBTQ community. Bruce is the Director of Health and Wellness for DCPS and has over 20 years of experience in working with adolescents. She spoke about language and...

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Globally Minded

Globally Minded

Eight Latin middle school students participated in the George Washington University Model United Nations Conference Saturday. Eighth grader Sheridan Easterling was recognized at the Closing Awards ceremony for his participation in the Government of the British Raj on...

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Stepping into History

Stepping into History

On Tuesday, several juniors visited the Aspen Institute with Mr. Hagerty to listen to Robert Dallek talk about his new biography of Franklin Roosevelt. The trip was organized with help from English teacher Ms. Collins.  The Aspen Institute is a nonpartisan forum for...

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