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Students in the Stitch Club elective at Cooper Campus have been working to make loveable knitted stuffed animals. Student Olivia Stevens, finished her first knitted teddy bear with a meaningful name: Mimi Mercury Roosevelt. ELL teacher Ms. Cox advises the club.
Walking the Line
On Tuesday the upper school DC History Class journeyed to Great Falls National Park to see the Fall Line. The park is located in Virginia along the Potomac River in Northern Fairfax County.
Senior Recitations took place after school Wednesday. All seniors select a classical or modern text to recite by memory that embodies a central tenet of their Washington Latin education. In reciting the words, students showcase their reading and public speaking skills that they have honed over their Washington career.
Upper Schoolers on the Go
Several upper school students will take part in field trips over break. One group is traveling to Morocco in a trip organized by senior Owen Doherty and run by an outside organization. Upper level Latin students will be traveling to Rome in a field trip chaperoned by Latin teachers Ms. McBride, Ms. Sisk and Chemistry teacher Mr. Edwards-Stuart. Chinese Teacher Mr. Liu will be the lead chaperone for the trip to Taiwan for advanced Chinese students, accompanied by US Dean Ms. Pettiford and English teacher Mr. Hultgren. Meanwhile, Mr. Day, Ms. David, and Mr. Goff will be chaperoning a field trip focusing on the history of the Civil Rights Movement through the American South.
For the Love of Lear
Ninth graders in the upper school took part in performances of scenes from King Lear after school on Thursday. Students read the play in their English classes and watched a performance of it at Shakespeare Theater Company.
Latin in the News
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DCist Coverage of COVID in DC Schools (featuring Ms. Fleming)
Who Should Provide Care For Students With COVID Symptoms In D.C. Schools?
Martita Fleming keeps things running at Washington Latin Public Charter School. As director of operations, her job encompasses a lot — she makes sure classes have textbooks, that lights stay on, and the copier is running.
Fleming’s responsibilities expanded further when Washington Latin fully reopened for in-person learning last month. She and a small team of school deans and teachers oversee coronavirus testing and screening of students, and they monitor students who are isolating.
In short, Fleming is managing the school’s COVID-19 response almost entirely without help from a school nurse.
“It’s definitely a lot of effort and hours,” she said.
That’s because school nurses hired by the city are not allowed to monitor or treat students exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, according to accounts from several school leaders. It has put administrators in the difficult position of deciding who should respond to students with symptoms inside their buildings. READ MORE