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Warming a Winter’s Night with Music

Warming a Winter’s Night with Music

This week was the Music Department's Winter Dinner Concert. This annual fundraiser was organized by Arts Department Chair Melissa VerCammen, with assistant principal and culinary diva Khashiffa Roberts catering. The event features performances by the various choirs...

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Scientists on Display

Scientists on Display

This week the fifth and sixth graders presented their scientific research at the annual middle school science fair. They worked in their classrooms to develop hypotheses, design a study, conduct research, and evaluate the results. Meanwhile several older middle...

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Tech-Free and Thriving

Tech-Free and Thriving

Ms. Stephens' eighth grade advisory completed a tech-free challenge, avoiding all technology during advisory and the school day. Students conquered their technological addictions and were rewarded with a pizza party. Middle Schoolers are reminded that their phones...

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Spellbound

The middle school held its annual spelling bee last week during the half day. Students competed in heated rounds to show their capacity to spell and pronounce complicated words with numerous silent and non-phonetic letters.  Eighth grader Adelaide Pfeiffer saved the...

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Dozens of Content Students

Several classes of ninth graders visited Ford's Theatre on Thursday to see the play Twelve Angry Men. The play is very familiar to students, who read the text in ninth grade and also saw the school play this year. The Reginald Rose play deals with a court case in...

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Legenda – Weekly Blog

Read our weekly letter from Head of School, Peter Anderson

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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YES!

During the adolescent years, young people grapple with a variety of major social and emotional issues and need to develop a variety of competencies. These include self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, responsible decision-making and relationship skills....

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Words Still Matter

Last week Ms. Smith discussed the origins of our school's informal motto: “Words Matter.” This week, I’d like to build on what she wrote. One of the critical indicators of students' success in school, on standardized tests, and indeed, in life, is their vocabulary. To...

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Words Matter (A Letter from Principal Smith)

Over the years, many of you have asked about the origin of our unofficial motto,“words matter.” This simple phrase strikes a chord with so many – and especially now in the current atmosphere of verbal virulence. The story of its origin is equally simple: the fact of...

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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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