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Remembrance of Lives Lost

Remembrance of Lives Lost

On Tuesday, teachers spoke with Mr. Hagerty's history classes about their experiences and memories surrounding September 11 in preparation for the eleventh grade field trip Thursday to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Mr. Alpert,  Ms....

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Raising Student Voices

Raising Student Voices

At last week's faculty meeting, several students, ranging in age from ninth through twelfth grade addressed teachers in a panel moderated by Ms. Grant. The event, the first of its kind, brought together a wide variety of students to share their experiences at...

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A Prom to Remember

A Prom to Remember

Friday juniors and seniors will host their annual prom at the Hill Center at 8 pm. The event, chaperoned by upper school teachers, features fancy clothes, limousines, music, dancing, and fine catering provided by Latin parent Tracy Stannard, owner of the Broad Branch...

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Extra, Extra Read All About It!

Extra, Extra Read All About It!

Eighth graders will be visiting the Avalon Theater this Friday to see the movie Newsies. The movie, which focuses on a paperboy strike in the 1920s, touches on some of the key issues in the American turn of the century industrialization that students have just learned...

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Science as Service

Science as Service

Students in AP Environmental Science are completing their year with action projects to help our city's environment. The students, who took the AP exam last week, are designing and executing their own original projects with the goal of reducing pollution or waste in...

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Can’t Catch Us

Can’t Catch Us

Last weekend the upper school boys' track team scored 46 points, finishing 5th overall at the Draper Invitational meet, against a few public and many private schools from the Washington, D.C. area. Our school was the only charter school to attend.  Freshman Luke...

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Global Pursuits

Global Pursuits

Tuesday middle school students attended the DC Global Classrooms Model United Nations Conference held at the U.S. State Department. Eighth graders Steve Mirabello, Robbie Mirabello, Philip Horrigan, Aaron Scott, Zoe Edelman, Niko Davis, Oriana Escobar, Mihir Patel...

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Learning About the Future

Learning About the Future

On Monday, various upper school students attended a career fair at the National Archives with Ms. Foster. Jasina Patterson, Emma Olson, Baily Pinckney, Josh Simpson, Monae Jordan, Bianca Spann, Nick Harvey, Eddie Singleton and Bryant McClary learned about the variety...

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Trip to the Moon

Trip to the Moon

Fifth graders attended a program called "Reach for the Moon: John F. Kennedy's Vision and Courage," a commemorative program in honor of the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's birth. It combined music played by the National Symphony Orchestra with the theme of...

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Filling in the Gaps

Filling in the Gaps

Several seniors have decided to take a gap year this year, postponing their freshman year at college while they travel or study abroad. Elena Mujal has postponed her freshman year at Pomona to take part in the Congress-Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange. She is one...

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