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Speaker Series

Speaker Series

On Thursday Marie Bigham will speak on the topic of "Race, Class, and College Access" in the MPR at 4pm. This is part of our Distinguished Speaker Series.  Bigham is the founder and Co-Leader of ACCEPT: Admissions Community Cultivating Equity & Peace Today.  After...

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Indigenous Studies

Eighth graders visited the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian on Wednesday as part of their American history class. Students learned about a variety of tribes indigenous to the United States and visited displays about Native American food, language, history and...

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When College Came to Us

When College Came to Us

This Friday, Washington Latin will be hosting the annual college fair in the MPR and the library.  The school expects almost 50 colleges, plus information about gap year options, and career training programs. Freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors will attend the...

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On Point

On Point

In last weekend competition for the Washington Urban Debate League eighth graders Maxwell Burton and Brandon Souverain earned an undefeated record and took 1st Place in the Junior Varsity Division. Seventh grader Aaron Smith and ninth grader Nassir Purnell Snowden...

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Show Your Pride!

Show Your Pride!

One of the highlights of the year is our annual Fall Festival, which is now just a little more than a week away on Saturday, October 13th. Besides the fun for the whole family and the opportunity to get this year’s flu shot, the Festival kicks off our...

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Legenda – Weekly Blog

Read our weekly letter from Head of School, Peter Anderson

Bonding in the Wilderness

Bonding in the Wilderness

While the school year is now a month into its full swing, for seniors one of the official markings of the beginning of the year was the class trip to 4H Camp. This annual trip allows students to bond as a grade, think about the impact they would like to have in their...

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Board of Governors

Board of Governors

In D.C., charters that are standalone schools or are a part of local networks are considered local education agencies (LEAs). Federal law defines an LEA as “a public board of education or other public authority legally constituted within a State.” In other words, an...

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(A)broadening Your Horizons

(A)broadening Your Horizons

When I was growing up, the assignment I dreaded more than any was the “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” essay that I was asked to write almost every year from the elementary grades through high school. I filled my summers with lots of reading and writing, plenty of...

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Advisory Support

Advisory Support

One longstanding element of our school's philosophy is the importance of the classroom advisory. Our students attend advisory each day with a teacher and the advisories have lunch together at least once a week. This creates an indelible support system for students to...

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PARCC Achievements

PARCC Achievements

Each spring, middle school students and those in 10th grade take PARCC tests in English and math, assessments aligned to national curriculum standards designed to measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and careers. These exams go beyond 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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