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Lucky at Latin

The Certamen club had a strong performance in the competition on Saturday the 11th at  Flint Hill! Twenty-six 6th and 7th graders competed on seven teams to assess their skills at knowledge of Latin language and culture. This is four times as many students as participated last year. Three of the teams scored in the top three for their division. The team of Max Aaron, Ben Blier, and Archer Griffin placed 3rd in the Novice Amateur division. Maeve Marchand, Alice Pittard, Aaron Gill, and Evan Kendall placed 2nd. Sophia Smith, Niamh O’Donovan, Liam Saxon, and Ben Fisher placed 3rd in Novice Competitive. Sixth graders Zuri Shepard, Reva Kelly, Eliza Lowenfish, Aaron Gill, Evan Kendall, Evan Darling, Godiya Dakim, Valerie Deleon, Abbey Hawkinson, and Jahari Samuels all were first time competitors. The next competition is Saturday February 29th at Thomas Jefferson High School in Virginia.

Tea and Literacy

This week students in Ms. Seid’s AP Literature class took part in the Jane Austen Tea Party. The annual event features the study of early 19th century satire and Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice. There are two sections of AP Literature this year, with parties Wednesday and Friday.  Students were assigned roles of characters in Jane Austen books and dressed and acted the part as they engaged in simulated discussions. The school offers AP Literature and AP Language and Composition classes.

Feminine Mystique

Ms. Foley’s AP Language and Composition Class took a trip Wednesday to the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The class is currently reading 3 books by women authors, including Stiff by Mary Roach and The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion. The class is finishing up a unit on mortality, specifically focused on feminine perceptions about life and death.

Seeing Surgery

Ms. Jost’s Science Research Methods class attended a live thoracic surgery at George  Washington Hospital on Friday. Students in the elective class include seniors Eva Antione, Ryan Bradley, Simone Burchard, Nona Douglas, Ellery Grimm, Harry Hirsch, Ryann Mellion, Lydia Mitchell, Lydia Moore, Trinity Rich, Felicity Ryan, Aya Salem, Sahara Trask, Dakota Turnage, Zoe Wolfel, and Brayden Young. The class will complete a semester-long research project related to science research and present it in the spring.

Caution: Scientists at Work

Freshmen in the upper school are hard at work preparing for the February 21st science fair. Students get to choose their own topics, either independently or with a partner. They construct experiments, test a hypothesis, record data, evaluate the results, and draw conclusions. This year’s topic include two groups looking at the accuracy of genetic testing, one group evaluating the effect of social media and phone use on grades, one group building a bicycle that will charge a cell phone, another exploring the connection between energy drinks and heart rate in teenagers, one evaluating the effectiveness of a Carbon filter on vehicle exhaust, and one measuring the challenge of switching to a vegetarian diet. The school is still looking for adult judges to interview students the day of the fair and evaluate their work.

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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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Good Morning, Washington visits Latin

Good Morning, Washington visits Latin

Reporter Kidd O'Shea dropped by to appreciate our teachers on Thursday of Teacher Appreciation Week. He brought coffee and breakfast, we shared why we teach. A few early-rising students also shared what they love about teachers at Latin. Diana Smith also introduced...

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WJLA Features Senior Jonathan Benitez

Senior Jonathan Benitez was featured as part of ABC7's Michelle Marsh's Inspire series over the winter break. Benitez is the recipient of a Beat the Odds scholarship from the Children's Defense Fund. You can watch the story below.

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Upcoming Events

  • NOON DISMISSAL- Teacher Development

    01/24/2020  8:10 am - 12:00 pm
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  • PFA Parent-Faculty Social #2

    01/25/2020  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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  • "Transition to 9th Grade" Night

    01/30/2020  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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  • Speaker Series: Nemata Blyden

    02/03/2020  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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  • 10th Grade to "DC Stories Performed by DC Poets"

    02/04/2020  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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  • Winter Dinner Concert

    02/05/2020  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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