Shelby Ferncrombie, Maddy Katz, Harry Hirsch, and Makiya Tucker.
Washington Latin juniors Audrey Ashdown and Cecilia Timberg and sophomore Joseph Claire arrived at the Conserve School in Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin this weekend for their spring semester. They will study environmental education in nearby forests and lakes, learning about wildlife, survival skills, and environmental stewardship. Junior Theo Cowart recently returned from a fall semester at Conserve, and seniors Lucie Warga and Sean Lovett attended the school last year.
Next week Honors Humanities classes will visit the National Gallery. The students are working on a philosophical unit on Beauty, which asks the question what makes something beautiful? What is the purpose of beauty? Finally they will evaluate if there are connections between beauty, goodness, and truth? Students in several English classes visit art galleries and museums to integrate art as a medium with their readings and writings. The class has learned about classical, medieval, and modern conceptions of love and beauty. Students will start with Barnett Newman’s “Stations of the Cross” in the East Tower and then spend the rest of the day looking at pieces in both the East and West buildings. The culmination of the unit will include a paper on a particular object from the trip.