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Great Debate

Great Debate

The middle school debate team participated in a varsity debate at Georgetown Day School. Eighth graders D'Andre Person and Jackson Lewis won two rounds, competing against high school and middle school students.

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Cross Country Conquers

Eighth grader Scarlett Edwards came in third in the 3K race this week at Kennilworth Park. Seventh grader Anja Pratt earned seventh place in the race as well, and eighth grader Claire Emanuel earned 11th place, with seventh grader Bridget Watterson scoring 15th and...

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Honors Choir at Carnegie Hall

Upper school Honors Choir members performed as part of the National Fall Sing at Carnegie Hall, alongside several other choirs. The event commemorated and honored those effected by September 11. Survivors who worked in the Twin Towers and the Pentagon were guest...

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Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Fifth graders visited Calleva on Tuesday, for a day of outdoor education.  Students took part in low ropes course and trust building activities, like the Think Tank, Giant Swing, Round Robin, and Zip Line. Students faced and conquered their fears and worked on...

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That’s the Spirit!

Upper school students celebrated Spirit Week this past week. Monday started with a pep rally. On Tuesday, students showed Latin pride with their new school shirts. Wednesday was Meme Day, as students wore costumes inspired by Internet Memes.  On Thursday students wore...

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Legenda – Weekly Blog

Read our weekly letter from Head of School, Peter Anderson

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

Felicem Annum Novum! Yesterday marked 72 days since the 2018 graduation, the last official day of our previous school year. It was great to see many of you at our first ever beginning of the year parent-advisor conferences. If you were unable to come in, feel free to...

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Congratulations, Class of 2018!

Congratulations, Class of 2018!

As we prepare for graduation on Monday, at UDC, I am sure our seniors are filled with emotion and memories. There is so much to recall. Times of laughter, such as when they dressed up in suits and petticoats for Ms. Seid's Jane Austen tea party. And moments of...

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Preventing “Summer Slide”

Preventing “Summer Slide”

Throughout my career I have been deeply concerned about how students use out of school time, especially the summer break. In March, I referenced the phenomenon known as “summer slide.” This is the loss of content knowledge, conceptual understanding and academic skills...

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State of the School

State of the School

On Wednesday evening I had the chance to discuss the state of the school. However, before talking about our performance in the past 10 months, it was important for me to acknowledge the many parents who selflessly and sacrificially give of their time, talent and...

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Running to Great Lengths

Running to Great Lengths

This week, upper school track athletes competed in the PCSAA Championship. And, on Sunday, several of our students, teachers, and parents plan on participating in the Capitol Hill Classic 3K, 10K or Fun Run events. This got me thinking about the importance of...

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Latin in the news

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Blog Post Q&A with Diana Smith about Latin

Blog Post Q&A with Diana Smith about Latin

Q&A: At D.C.’s Washington Latin Public Charter School, ‘the Greatest Success Is the Culture’ By Emily Langhorne, Reinventing America's Schools Diana Smith, principal of Washington Latin Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., received a lot of press this summer...

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Teacher on TV

Teacher on TV

Upper school Arabic teacher Joe Hamd was interviewed on Al Jazeera Arabic in a live TV broadcast around the globe. He spoke about Qatar Foundation International and teaching Arabic in the United States. He had the chance to speak about the work that QFI does to...

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WUSA9 Returns for No Tech Challenge Update

WUSA9 Returns for No Tech Challenge Update

DC students get paid $100 for putting their phones away Evan Koslof, WUSA-9, August 30, 2017 WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) - A couple months ago, WUSA9 brought you the story of an unusual challenge at one D.C. school. The principal at the Washington Latin Public Charter...

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WAMU Reports on Latin’s No Tech Tuesday Challenge

WAMU Reports on Latin’s No Tech Tuesday Challenge

What I Learned From ‘No Tech Tuesday’: Students Speak About A Summer Without Technology By Kate McGee, August 29, 2017 Before students at Washington Latin Public Charter School in Northwest D.C. left for summer break, their principal announced an unusual summer...

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Good Morning America Features Latin’s Challenge

Good Morning America Features Latin’s Challenge

Principal offers $100 for students who turn off their electronics 1 day a week over summer break CATHERINE THORBECKE Good Morning America June 27, 2017 A school principal from Washington, D.C. is challenging her students to spend one day a week this summer without...

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