Teachers and students rocked dress-down ensembles on Friday in preparation for the long weekend. The school-wide celebration was in honor of the hard work and perseverance students showcased on PARCC and their resilience as they head to the final hurdles of the exams. The mental health team also kept the hallways festive this week providing mints, popcorn, tea, affirmations, and suggestions to help stay rested, focused, and calm in the final weeks of the year.
Musical mavens and Washington Latin alumni Nate Crystal (Class of ‘18) and Eowyn Sherrer ( Class of ‘17) both perform music together in New York City venues during college. Nate is going into his senior year at Pace University, and Eowyn just graduated. When they were in high school Eowyn performed with the Jazz Band, and Nate played Usnavi in the school production of In the Heights. We are so happy to see our alumni continuing to make beautiful music together.
It has been the tradition to hold an annual Student vs. Faculty ultimate game and Thursday the faculty triumphed with the assistance of many college-aged alumni who joined the faculty team. Thanks to coaches Yonker, Hultgren, Starnes, and O’Brien for rallying such a vibrant squad of former students to lead the faculty to victory!
It was an amazing spring for Washington Latin’s teams. Middle School track and field completed their season with a fantastic finish on Saturday at the PCSAA championships. The middle school girls finished in second place overall with many individual medals. The team is led by Coach Callum, Coach K, and Coach Fisher.. Varsity track and field boys and girls both finished 3rd place at the PCSAA championships. Coach Dreux and Coach Callum adviseedb the varsity team. Girls on the Run held its season ending 5K on Sunday at Anacostia Park. The team is coached by Ms. Eleby El, Coach Tucker and Coach Cook. Middle School baseball and Middle School ultimate frisbee had big wins this week, with baseball besting KIPP on Tuesday, and middle school frisbee flying above Deal for a smashing 15-5 win. Weather-permitting, Middle School baseball will play against Basis for the PCSAA championships today at RFK Fields at 4:30.
Wednesday was the first in-person Art Show since 2019. Students in both Ms. Malchionno and Ms. Coleman’s class displayed their work in the MPR, showcasing the varied media and styles students learned in art this year.
Ms. Grant took sections of DC History on a walking tour of U Street and to the MLK library on Friday, May 13. Other stops included Ben’s Chili Bowl and other historical spots along the way. Students also visited a Metro PCS store in Shaw that has been playing go-go music since 1995. The trip gives a taste of the history and culture of the U Street area and explains how the area has developed and changed over the last 60 years.