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Tribal Studies

Tribal Studies

Eighth grade history with Mr. Byrd started the year with a project on the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy.  There were 5 original tribes that made up the Confederacy, so, students were divided into  groups per class with 3 or 4 group members.  Each group researched a native tribe of the Confederacy. The groups are putting together a slideshow on each tribe with each group member responsible for one aspect of their tribe’s society.  With the help of Ms. Hamm Mr. Byrd provided resources for them to conduct research and complete their individual slides to make up one slideshow. The goal was for them to learn about native tribes before European settlement of the Americas, while building their research skills.

Civics and Citizenship

Civics and Citizenship

Sixth grade Civics teacher Mr. Staten has worked with the Why America? Program spearheaded by the Center for Education Reform to help build civics education. It involves asking questions about how the Founder’s vision for America is reflected today. He is currently in his third year working with them. As a result of his work, the sixth grade has had the opportunity to go to Capitol Hill to meet U.S. Senator Tim Scott, the National Theater to meet Former Miss America Nia Franklin, and the National Archives to see Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, and the U.S. Constitution. 

Latin Lives!

Latin Lives!

Latin teacher and Classicist in Residence Mr. Whitchurch is helping keep the school connected with other classical institutions. He organized a visit to Philadelphia Boys’ Latin for last fall with Mr. Clausen and Mr. Kelly. In May he planned an upcoming visit for Brooklyn Latin School’s entire class 9th graders to come and visit Washington Latin, hopefully this spring and he is working to organize a panel for a major annual Classics conference which will feature seasoned educators from several Latin schools. He also organized a declamation ceremony for the Advanced Latin Seminar students as their capstone this past year.

Fifth Graders Tell Their Stories

Fifth Graders Tell Their Stories

Fifth graders in Mr. Bane’s English class wrote short memoirs about childhood experiences. Each student wrote about two memories from when they were younger and they shared the stories anonymously with the class through a shared Google Doc. This writing assignment accompanies the memoir Brown Girl Dreaming by Jaqueline Woodson. Memories students depicted including meeting Barack Obama, injuries playing football, surviving a car accident, winning a sports competition, and getting a new pet.

Baking and STEM and Spanish, Oh My!

Baking and STEM and Spanish, Oh My!

A new season of clubs started this week with a bang. New clubs in the middle school include Dungeons and Dragons, lead by Mr. Staten, Guitar Club lead by Mr. Starnes, Art Club advised by Ms. Breitman, Video Gamer Club advised by Mr. Coleman, STEM Club advised by Ms. Dobler, Spanish Language and Culture club advised by Ms. Figueroa, Geography Club advised by Ms. Mujal, and an Outdoors Club that meets outside, naturally, lead by Ms. Barlev. Meanwhile, the classic clubs like Model UN, lead by Mr. Wills, Debate advised by Ms. Lee-Bey, Student Council advised by Mr. Green and Ms. Bradley, Baking Club advised by Mr. Green, and Newspaper advised by Ms. Breitman are back in action. Take a break at lunch, during tutorial, or on asynchronous Wednesdays and hop on the club bandwagon. It is a great way to connect with peers who share your passions and meet new friends.

Latin in the news

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Ms. Stouder mentioned in Malaysia’s The Star Online

Ms. Stouder mentioned in Malaysia’s The Star Online

The 'Red Scare' in Washington Wednesday, 09 Sep 2020 6:00 AM MYT By CHEN WEIHUA THE "Red Scare" seems to be spreading fast in the United States after US President Donald Trump said last month that if he is not re-elected in November,"you're going to have to learn to...

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Ms. Moore Featured in NY Times!

Ms. Moore Featured in NY Times!

5 Ways to Get Structure Back Into Your Kids’ Lives School has begun, here’s how to reintroduce routines. By Christina Caron Sept. 2, 2020 This is not a lecture about the benefits of setting up a daily routine. Most parents already know that kids thrive on structure....

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Washington Post covers Washington Latin Expansion

Washington Post covers Washington Latin Expansion

A top D.C. charter school educates few at-risk students. Should it be opening a second campus? Washington Latin Public Charter School in Brightwood Park educates a smaller percentage of children from disadvantaged families than that of almost any school in the...

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Latin featured in El Tiempo Latino

Latin featured in El Tiempo Latino

Por David Marín | Especial para El Tiempo Latino Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Si está en la búsqueda de una escuela en la que inscribir a sus hijos para que reciban educación gratuita y de calidad, le contamos que Washington Latin Public Charter tiene abiertas las...

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Ms. Hamm featured in School Library Journal

Ms. Hamm featured in School Library Journal

School Library Journal by Bekah McNeel May 21, 2019 | Filed in News & Features Intensive literacy training and discipline saturate all 49 IDEA school campuses in Texas and Louisiana, including the libraries. While the IDEA libraries feel consistent with the rest...

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    09/25/2020  3:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    10/01/2020  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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