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Man of Service

Gonzaga College High School named Latin’s 7th grade Ancient Civilization teacher the 2021 recipient of the Father Novonty Alumni Service Award. Mr. Wills, who also advises the Model UN club, has been a teacher for several decades, and used to teach 5th grade science teacher Ms. Dorsey when she was in elementary school! He previously taught at Alexandria Country Day School, Grace Episcopal, The Edmund Burke School, until he joined the history department at Washington Latin in 2015. His lifetime of service to the community and commitment to education was honored through the award, which was created in the memory of the former Gonzaga president for an alumnus who shows commitment to service.  Learn more about the award here.

Eyes on the Future

Advisors in grades 8 through 12 are working hard to complete course requests for students for the 2021-2022 school year. If you haven’t scheduled yours, please know you have another week, until May 21 to finish the process. Let your child’s advisor know about when you might be available for a 20 minute meeting to start to think about and plan for the future. 

National Charter Schools Week!

Happy Birthday Charter Schools! This week marks the 30th anniversary of the first Charter School law. The plentiful variety of public charter schools in Washington, D.C. is a testament to the creativity and perseverance of educators, administrators and families. We celebrate the city and country’s charter schools for their innovation of education, the willingness to think and work outside the box, providing challenging and varied curricula and academic goals to serve student needs. 

Getting Hook’d

This Friday Washington Latin hosted its semiannual Hook celebration of the arts. The events, organized with help from high school English teacher Mr. Hotchkiss, is a student-run day of music, poetry, and creativity. Students have worked to develop their love of the written and spoken word, a capella and instrumental music, and this is a chance twice a year for upper school students to share their skills with the community in a supportive and warm environment. 

Sophomore Service

This Wednesday sophomores joined school social worker Ms. Foster and upper school director Ms. Brady in a day of service. They volunteered to work on a farm at Marvin Gay Greening Center in NE to do site maintenance, at Gethsemane Baptist Church in NW to organize the building furniture. These events were part of the school’s commitment to ongoing community service to develop Washington Latin’s identity as a school for students who feed their brains and hearts, through knowledge and service to others. 

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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Upcoming Events

  • Parent Feedback Sessions

    05/19/2021  8:00 am - 9:00 am
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  • 5th Grade Talent Show

    05/20/2021  4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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  • MS & US course selection process closes

    05/21/2021
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  • Parent Celebration for Dr. Smith

    05/22/2021  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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  • State of the School Address

    05/26/2021  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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  • Last Day of Onsite Instruction for Grades 8 and 9

    05/27/2021  8:15 am - 4:15 pm
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  • Re-Enrollment Deadline for Returning Students

    05/28/2021
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  • Last Day of Onsite Instruction for Grade 7

    05/28/2021  8:15 am - 3:45 pm
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  • Last Day of Onsite Instruction for Grades 5 and 6

    06/01/2021  8:15 am - 3:45 pm
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