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Strong Strokes

Strong Strokes

At the swim meet against Madeira, tenth grade Fiona Campbell scored first in 100 yard Backstroke, and second in the 100 yard Freestyle. Eighth grader Isabel Servaites also scored a first place finish in the 200 yard freestyle. the 100 yard Butterfly and 100 yard...

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Sights Set on College

Sights Set on College

Last week's On-site Admissions Day involved hosting 13 institutions, visited by 31 Washington Latin seniors and 13 E.L. Haynes seniors. Students earned 109 acceptances from the various schools, including two full ride offers from Virginia State University and three...

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Students in Scene

Students in Scene

English 11 Student will be performing scenes from August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean from 5 to 7 in the MPR next Thursday December 13. The students are reading the play this year in English and will be seeing it at Roundhouse Theatre this week. The play deals with...

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Dedicated Debaters

Dedicated Debaters

This weekend the varsity policy debaters traveled to Mamaroneck, New York for the Fall Faceoff at Mamaroneck HS. Students debated the immigration topic for five rounds over a period of two days in a national tournament. Eighth graders Brandon Souverain and Maxwell...

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Music to Our Ears

Music to Our Ears

Washington Latin's choir performed "Carol of the Bells" for the Mix 107.3 concert The choir is in the running to win $5000 for the school music department. Please go to www.mix1073.com/choir and create a login name, type in Washington Latin PCS and that we are...

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Legenda – Weekly Blog

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Latin Parents are the Best!

Last Saturday was a beautiful autumnal day to celebrate our Fall Festival with families and faculty members. From the squeals of delight, smiling faces, extended conversations and the amount of food consumed, I think it is safe to say that a great time was had by...

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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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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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