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Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books

Fourteen middle school students took part in Battle of the Books, a DCPS librarian initiative. The event took place in the Sumner School museum on Wednesday, April 5th. The students read 8 books and competed in panels of 4 students against teams from other schools....

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International Goals

International Goals

Eighth grader Masai Brown-Andews was selected as part of the Olympic Development Program in Virginia to play soccer in the 2017 International Tour, a series of games against German teams in Berlin and Dresden, Germany. The team left Saturday, April 8, and returns the...

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Local History

Local History

Mr. Dumas' history class went on a trip this week to the African American Civil War Museum. Students discussed Washington, D.C.'s role as a place for freemen and former slaves. Students have already viewed the Civil war movie Glory, which showcased the impact of the...

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Jazz on the Go

Jazz on the Go

The Jazz Band traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this week. Students listened to CMU's jazz band play, and watched the  traveling show of Stomp, and visited the University of Pittsburgh. They also worked with a music teacher from a Pittsburgh high school. The Jazz...

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A Salute to Speech

A Salute to Speech

At the April upper school assembly on Tuesday, seniors who have shown a particular proficiency in public speech throughout their role in class discussions, public speech competitions, open houses, athletic department banquets, and Arts Night or Choral Concerts...

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Looking Ahead to Language

Looking Ahead to Language

Seventh and eighth graders had the chance this week to shadow upper school language classes to consider whether they want to study Arabic, French, or Chinese. Upper school classes hosted middle schoolers, providing them to the chance to see how the language works, and...

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Cyber Sensitivity

Cyber Sensitivity

Middle School students had an assembly Thursday on Cyber Security, featuring Richard Guerry, author of multiple cyber safety books. This presentation guided students on making smart choices on digital interactions inside and outside of our school building. The...

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So Many Colleges, So Little Time

So Many Colleges, So Little Time

Sophomores and juniors had the chance to participate in our annual Spring Break college tour.  Ms. Latham, Ms. Richardson, and Mr. Torrence lead this year's tour to Southern colleges. Students visited VCU and took a self guided tour, led by the chaperones through the...

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American Ambassadors

American Ambassadors

A delegation of Chinese principals visited Washington Latin on Tuesday and spoke with the Chinese classes about American education and culture. Language department chair Ms. Stouder hosted the visitors in her classes, and students served as ambassadors, giving the...

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3 Week Old Pi Still Tastes Delicious!

3 Week Old Pi Still Tastes Delicious!

The annual Pi Competition, held usually on March 14th, had to be postponed to April 4th due to a snow day. Eighth grader Mihir Patel won the honor this year, memorizing Pi to 167 points. Patel was a runner-up for the competition as a seventh grader. Sixth grader...

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