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Nature Calls

Fifth graders headed to Calleva for an outdoor adventure last week. The Maryland-based outdoor campgroups were established to provide outdoor team building opportunities for schools. Students took part in a zipline, swings, and moved through various trust building activities to bond and build team spirit. Middle school students often reflect on the trip as a first chance to unite with their entire grade and feel like a close-knit community.

Soccer Stars Score Some More

The middle school girls soccer team continued their undefeated season with a win Tuesday against Capitol City Public Charter School.  The score was 4-1 with goals by seventh graders Niamh O’Donovan and Kylie Emanuel and two goals scored by Dami Akinsanya. The team has also bested private schools Brookwood and Oakcrest.

Healthy Hearts

The Upper School health elective took a trip to a gym called F45 to take a class with former Washington Latin dean Jason Vanterpool. The private class was the culmination of the Fitness and Nutrition Unit.  The class is taught by upper school director Ms. Brady.

Assembly Home Run

For the first upper school assembly of the year, students and teachers spoke on the topic of “Coming Home.” The Latin Jazz Band performed “Any Moment Now,” By Scott Ninmer, and senior Owen Fox-Whelpton performed “My Hometown” by Bruce Springsteen. Latin and Science teacher Ms. Dorsey spoke about her return to Latin as a full-time fifth grade teacher this year after several years of teaching sixth grade Latin and two years of working as a long-term substitute. She thanked the teachers and students, noting “You all have taught me to be patient and more understanding. You all have taught me to love over 1000 different personalities . You all have exposed me to all these unique differences and that’s why I’m still here.” Teachers delivered various merit awards to students, and former Latin student and current Latin teacher Mr. Starnes spoke about returning to work at his alma mater. Senior MK Wilson wrote a poem called “Baseball.” and Mr. Anderson reflected on how Washington Latin has become his home. 

The Play’s the Thing

The Washington Latin Theatre department organizes a fall play and a spring musical. Students are working on rehearsals for the Nov 21-23 performances of the Neil Simon play “Rumors”, which has been double-cast to provide ample performance opportunities. This year the spring semester musical will be “Legally Blonde.” Auditions will take place October 15th and 16th for the musical comedy, which follows last year’s successful performance of “The Music Man.”

Legenda – Weekly Blog

Read our weekly letter from Head of School, Peter Anderson

Greek is the Word

When Bill Clausen started teaching Greek I in the fall of 2015, he and Dr. Smith felt that adding a second classical language was the logical next step for our school. Mr. Clausen, who joined Washington Latin in our second year, teaches Latin and humanities courses,...

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A Fuller Human Experience

The fact that the experiences of all people are not always celebrated or even recognized led to the establishment of Black History Month. Last week I tried to argue that American history needs to account for the people and stories of all America, not just those in...

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Learning Lost Stories

Learning Lost Stories

Later this year, the country remembers 400 years since the first Africans were forcibly brought to this country. In August of 1619, a Dutch frigate landed in Point Comfort (site of modern-day Hampton, VA) with a cargo of “20 and odd Negros,” originally from...

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Reading is Fun(damental)!

Reading is Fun(damental)!

For Washington Latin teachers, a commitment to reading is not limited to the books we assign in class. For many years we have assigned books for our whole faculty to read over the summer. And often groups of teachers will decide to form book clubs.  This year we are...

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Standout Student Athletes

Standout Student Athletes

At Washington Latin, we have always valued athletics as central to our approach to learning and developing young adults. As part of the classical tradition, the challenges of physical strength and endurance were highly valued, and part of leading a balanced life. Like...

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Latin in the news

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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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Back in Action

Back in Action

Middle School parents attended Back to School Night on Thursday.  Teachers presented an overview of the curriculum, complete with discussions about the essential questions that govern each class. Back to School Night is a great chance to learn about what happens...

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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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Latin Featured in Article on Charter School Diversity

Latin Featured in Article on Charter School Diversity

A Bright Spot in School Diversity Diverse public charter schools are in demand and growing. By David Osborne and Emily Langhorne | Nov. 29, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. The Albert Shanker Institute recently released a report that analyzed the negative effects of private schools...

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Upcoming Events

  • Latin Pride

    10/12/2019 - 10/28/2019  
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  • VVB: Latin @ Thurgood Marshall (Away)

    10/17/2019  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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  • GVS: Friendship Tech @ Latin (Home)

    10/17/2019  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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  • Latin Pride

    10/12/2019 - 10/28/2019  
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  • BVS: Friendship Tech @ Latin (Home)

    10/18/2019  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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  • GVS: Latin @ St. Andrews (Away)

    10/19/2019
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  • Latin Pride

    10/12/2019 - 10/28/2019  
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  • VXC: Milestate Invitational @ Pole Green Park

    10/19/2019
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  • BVS: Latin @ St. Andrews (Away)

    10/19/2019  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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