We are the Champions!

Latin is home of the champs! Both the varsity softball and varsity baseball teams brought home DC PCSAA championships. Latin varsity softball, coached by Mr. Staten and Ms. D’Angelo, continued its four-year reign as champions in a 12-1 rout of KIPP College Prep.  Meanwhile, varsity baseball took down DC International 13-5 for the second consecutive year.  Next step for both teams will be the DC State Athletic Association Playoffs. Stay tuned!

Girls on the Go!

Washington Latin’s Girls on the Run teams at both campuses, coached by Ms. Eleby-El, Ms. Pettiford, and Ms. Cox, recently ran a 5K race. Cooper runners did a practice run on the Metro Branch Trail near the NOMA / Gallaudet University metro stop, which is about a mile and a half from Cooper, so perfect for their run! The 5K race Sunday was at Anacostia Park. The entire team finished with style and grace!  Congratulations to our amazing coaches, parents, and student-athletes for all their hard work, dedication and grit!

Diving into Robotics

The 2nd Street Underwater Robotics Team, known as the “Sea Lions,” attended the MATE 2023 MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL COMPETITION on Friday and Saturday in Norfolk, VA. The club is advised by Mr. Keller and Mr. Bruhier, who work with the team throughout the year to design, build, test and improve their robots so that they are “seaworthy” and able to perform at the tournaments. 

Seeing the City

Every grade at the 2nd Street Campus had a one-day field trip last week. The trips allowed them to take a break from test-taking and final exam preparation and see a part of the city. Adventures included a trip to the Smithsonian Museum on the National Mall for fifth graders, a trip to Sofive Rockville for the sixth graders, a trip to the African American History and Culture Museum and a tour of U Street Corridor for the seventh graders, trips to the Zoo, a hike, and a movie for the eighth graders, a trip to SkyZone for ninth grade, a tour of local colleges for sophomores, a community service trip for juniors and a Rock Creek Park gathering for seniors. 

Check Mate

Washington Latin earned 1st place at Saturday’s US Chess Center’s scholastic chess tournament! The Washington Latin team was proudly represented by Elias Gonzalez, a 7th grader at 2nd Street campus, Oskar Winkler Thomas, a 6th grader at Cooper campus, and Nikolas Fertakis-Perkins, a 5th grader at Cooper campus.  Their combined scores earned a team trophy for Washington Latin. This is one of several recent tournaments that our Latin students have competed in, leaving with individual or team trophies!

Net Wins!

Varsity Girls lacrosse has won the last three games in a row, besting EL Haynes, School Without Walls, and Jackson Reed. Senior Layla Axam scored five goals in the 6-3 victory Monday. Three girls had “hat tricks” against EL Haynes, where they scored three goals in one game. The team captains are Audrey Kim and Layla Axam. The team is coached by new coach J’Ta Freeman, with Mr. Torrence and Kiki Kalkstein assisting. The season ends with a tournament at Field School May 8th and 9th of next week. The team has three players who can play goalie, and eight of 17 girls have scored goals, including two of the fourth eighth graders on the team.