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Roaring Good Time

Last week the Upper School celebrated the end of the year with the annual Lion Day celebrations. Students dressed in class colors, to represent their grades. Instead of attending their last class of the day, they headed to the field, where advisors lead them through...

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Track Triumphs

Track Triumphs

Upper school students on the track team attended the DCSAA Track and Field State Championships last week. The boys' 4x800m race team of Oliver Spiva, Kaleb Mokonnen, Nick Geist, and Luke Tewalt set a new school record (8:15.73) to become State Champions. Both girls'...

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Mighty Middle Schoolers

The seventh and eighth grade track team took part in PCSAA Track Championship meet last week as well at PG Sports Complex against 14 other charter schools. In the 100m dash, eighth graders Isaac Cabading and Quentin Johnson took 2nd and 3rd place. In the 80m hurdles,...

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Science Researchers on Display

Ms. Jost's Scientific Research Methods class had the school's first Science Symposium in the library last week. Upper schoolers showcased their semester-long scientific research, which included such topics as treatments for pediatric aneurysms, separation anxiety in...

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Changing Lives Through Education

On Tuesday 40 colleges attended the Colleges That Change Lives event in the gym to meet with sophomores and juniors about their college search. Maria Furtado, the executive director of the organization, spoke to the audience, which included students from Latin, as...

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Legenda – Weekly Blog

Read our weekly letter from Head of School, Peter Anderson

Creative Outlets

Washington Latin students have busy days, complete with rigorous classes, electives, and clubs. Whether students choose to play sports, participate in the school musical, “The Music Man," write for the newspaper Sumus Leones, or the literary magazine, “Open Mic,” or...

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Makerspace: Technology and Creativity

One of the exciting additions to our school last year was an area of the library called the Makerspace, which is a laboratory and technology center for constructing physical objects. This has been described as “DIY meets education.” It is a “workshop space” that...

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MLK and Service

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose life and legacy we celebrate a week from Monday, believed in a nation of freedom and justice for all. He encouraged all citizens to live up to the purpose and potential of America by applying the principles of nonviolence to make...

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Athletics at Latin

Athletic training was essential to the Ancient Greek identity. Athletics were viewed as both a preparation for military service and athletic competition, and a way to show off physical prowess. At Washington Latin, we believe that athletics play an important role in...

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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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Latin in the news

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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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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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