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We Feel Well!

We Feel Well!

Students engaged in an active but relaxing Wellness Day on Wednesday. The half-day, which focused on exploring new skills, learning to handle stress, and enjoying the great outdoors featured activities like cooking, drawing, coloring, crafts, jigsaw puzzles, stand-up comedy, creative writing, newspaper reporting, hiking in Rock Creek Park, and Shenandoah National Park, playing with puppies, riding bikes, playing kickball, ultimate frisbee, and capture the flag, painting pumpkins, taking nature walks, taking photographs, drawing with chalk, making Chinese food. At the end of the day, students reflected on the chance to have a loose and positive day to engage with friends and relax with their teachers outside of the classroom. 

 

Feudal Factions

Feudal Factions

Ninth graders in Ms. Barroso’s World History class are studying medieval Europe and completed a simulation to practice their knowledge. Students were randomly assigned a social ranking and manor: peasant, knight, noble, or king/queen (the monarch wasn’t assigned to a manor though—she was in charge ultimately of all manors). The kids were given five minutes to rearrange furniture and set up their manors—with blankets and sheets to build forts or something. For each round of play, students did various tasks according to their social position. Peasants “farmed” grain by drawing bushels of barley as fast as possible. Knights strategized with their nobles about how to extend their land and power. At times, knights from different manors could “battle” each other, using dice as “weapons.”  At the end of each round, nobles collected the grain peasants had drawn and paid the different people on their manor for their services. They also paid large amounts to the queen. Afterwards students reflected on the classroom experience versus historical reality. Did, for example, peasants revolt? Were there benevolent lords? Who had the “easiest” job?.

Volleyball is Valiant

Upper school volleyball beat Thurgood Marshall on Monday, and Girls Global on Tuesday, winning in two sets. Middle school girls’ volleyball also lobbed and spiked their way to a win over DCI on Wednesday, beating the team in two sets, 27-25, and 25-23. 

 

Soccer Scores, and Scores and Scores

Middle School soccer dominated in their games last Friday. The boys’ team won 14-0 against E.L. Haynes last week, and the girls’ team won 3-0. The boys’ team also beat St. Anselm’s Abbey  this week 2-0, with two goals scored by eighth grader Simon Baldwin. The boys’ team is undefeated in three games, and has not given up a single goal! Kudos to the quick-footed goalies, 8th grader Tate Meier, and 6th graders Musa Dansby and Nick Beggs. The boys’ team plays St. Andrew’s on Friday as part of a tournament.

 

Classical Comparisons

Mr. Day’s Honors English 10 students have just finished paragraphs comparing or contrasting their own personalities with those of characters in Homer’s Iliad. They considered the heroism and human frailties that plagued characters in classical texts, and how those same challenges may affect humans in the modern world. 

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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

  • Wednesday Schedule - Early Dismissal @ 2:10pm

    10/22/2021
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  • Admissions Open House (in-person)

    10/27/2021  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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  • 8th Grade Field Trip (details coming soon)

    11/05/2021
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  • Fall Music Concert

    11/10/2021  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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  • Board of Governors Retreat

    11/13/2021  9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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