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Coached by Coach K and Mr. Coleman, the boys varsity flag football team won their first game of the year 12-10 over Washington Leadership Academy. Senior Quentin Johnson was a standout player.
Girls Varsity Soccer won against Field School 9-0. The team is coached by Ms. McBride and Mr. Keller. The team faced off against WIS on Thursday. Meanwhile both Boys and Girls Middle School Soccer will play against Basis on Friday at home at 4 and 5pm.
Middle School Girls Volleyball won their first game of the season against KIPP DC Honor at home on Wednesday. The first set was close with Latin edging out KIPP 25-23 and the second set was nearly a runaway with Latin winning 25-7, thanks to the solid serving of seventh grader Gisele Gage-Adams. What a great way to start the season – aiming for a second DCSAA Championship in a row! The team is coached by Ms. Kolb and Coach Williams.
The Middle School had a meet yesterday afternoon. The team is coached by Mr. Green and Mr. O’Brien. Students ran two races, a 3K and a 4K. In the 3K, Latin runners dominated, with seventh grader Ben Hitt finishing 2nd, seventh grader Henry Freed finishing 5th, and sixth grader Liam Pittard finishing 6th. Cooper Campus sixth grader Liam Kilroy finished 8th and Second Street sixth graders Aidan McClesky and Everett Gallas finished 9th and 10th. For the girls team, sixth grader Tori Starace finished 2nd overall, while Ila Turner and Lia Valentine finished sixth and seventh. The teams finished second overall in the 3K. In the 4K sixth grader Peter Clausen took ninth overall, and eighth grader Zeke Schmidgall finished 11th, while sixth grader Luke Zeller finished 11th. Eighth grader Madeline Zeller finished in 7th place in the 4K and seventh grader Noelle Hoerrner finished 11th. Eighth grader Neila Wright finished 14th.
Meanwhile, Upper School Cross Country, coached by Mr. Hotchkiss also had a winning performance at the PCSAA Early Bird Invitational, with freshman Cillian Lyster scoring 2nd place, sophomore Michael Tichy scoring 3rd, and sophomore Phil Douglas scoring 5th.
Fifth grade geography class had its first guest this week.Nazgol Ghandnoosh\presented information about her birth country, Iran, which students are studying right now. Her daugher, is one of our new fifth graders. She shared a slideshow about her country and walked the class through the customs of an Iranian family. Students learned that girls and women have to wear a hijab to cover their hair in public and men must cover up their arms. She demonstrated popular music and a few dancing tips. She brought a few examples of food and addressed the poor relations between Iran and America with a brief history lesson. She also showed photos of places to visit in Iran, including Persepolis, an amazing ancient site, and recommended a virtual visit at Persepolis.getty.edu. Students are also studying maps of Southern and Central Asia this week.
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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