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Successful Spellers

The middle schoolers took part in an online grade-level spelling bee this week. The winners will proceed to a school-wide spelling bee next week on Tuesday in the afternoon in the MPR. The fifth grade winners were Peter Clausen, Elena Kwon, and Olivia Darling. The sixth grade winners were Mila Appelbaum, Boaz Movit, and Iris Vergow. The seventh grade winners were Caleb Chaffee, Imanuel Bradon, and Gideon Chaffee. The eighth grade winners were Reva Kelly, Noa Smudde, and Maisie Sommer. 

Knights United

Students in ninth grade history with Ms. Barroso wrote persuasive essays considering whether the knights of the middle ages shared the same values as the samurai. Students also reflected on what makes a civilization cultured or savage, and made persuasive claims about samurai traditions and values.  Students in ninth grade global history evaluate cultures from multiple perspectives and experiences. 

Discussions About Justice

Students in 8th grade English ended their unit on Justice with screenings of several news and movie clips and a socratic discussion about the most effective means of protest. Students read books about racial profile police brutality, the Salem Witch Trials, the Holocaust, food justice, and a police sting operation. They watched videos that featured civil rights marches, journalism, civil disobedience, and court cases and analyzed which was the most effective means of creating change. 

And the Oscar Goes To…

And the Oscar Goes To…

Sixth graders in Ms. Reed and Ms. Motenś English classes had their own in-class Academy Awards to celebrate and screen their movie adaptation of Ghost by Jason Reynolds. The students honored not just acting but also direction and cinematography, and other prizes. 

Genetic Guides

Students in Ms. Allison’s Honors Biology class are studying  Genetic Disorders. Students will work with teacher volunteers to assume the role of a genetic counselor by researching a specific genetic disorder and then sharing the results in a counseling meeting with the adult. The “real life” experience allows students to gain an understanding both of the risks of various genetic abnormalities and the importance of a kind and considerate bedside manner. 

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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? PART OF FULL COVERAGE OF CORONAVIRUS IN D.C. Debbie Truong SEP 16, 4:08 PM Martita Fleming keeps things running at Washington Latin Public Charter School. As director of operations, her job...

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NPR Joins Latin’s 2021 Graduation

NPR Joins Latin’s 2021 Graduation

High School Graduations Brought Joy This Year, Even If They Weren't Back To Normal June 26, 20217:00 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition Latin's 2021 graduation was one of three ceremonies featured in this national round-up. You can read or listen to the full story on the...

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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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Upcoming Events

  • Distinguished Speaker Series: Dr. Anika Prather

    01/25/2022  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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  • Admissions Q&A (virtual)

    01/27/2022  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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  • Vaccination/Booster Clinic at Latin

    02/01/2022  3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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  • Board of Governors Meeting

    02/03/2022  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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  • 7th Grade Academic Night (In-person)

    02/08/2022  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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  • Admissions Open House (virtual)

    02/09/2022  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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  • Mid-Winter Concert

    02/10/2022  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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