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Soccer Stars

The middle school girls soccer team won a stunning victory over Oakcrest School, finishing 5 to 0. Eighth grader Sylvie Mogul scored four times and eighth grader Dami Akinsanya scored once. The team, composed of seventh and eighth grade players, is coached by new seventh grade science teacher Ms. Hinkson.

The 411 on College Essays

The college counselors hosted a weekend workshop Sunday on writing the college essay with help from English teachers Ms. Seid and Mr. Day. Students worked to plan, draft, and revise their college essays, noting various challenges that students face in telling a personal story in a candid, specific, and evocative manner. Students can continue to meet with their counselors and Ms. Breitman in follow-up meetings during Tuesday lunch periods, as they approach the impending early application and rolling deadlines.

You Kant do That Digitally!

Students in Mr. Banks’ Upper School Digital Humanities classes made presentations last Friday on Immanuel Kant.  Students made digital displays considering the ideas of the Age of Enlightenment philosopher, discussing how his transcendental idealism would relate to modern digital issues. Students used various quotes, memes, and digital images to convey his ideas about rationality and consent.

Mysteries in the Middle School.

Eighth graders are hard at work on original mystery stories due this week. Each story includes a mysterious setting, well-developed characters, a red herring, dialogue, foreshadowing and suspense. The students are midway through a mystery unit, featuring books by Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and Varian Johnson, among other writers.

Magic in Science

Eighth grade science teacher Ms. Barlev started a Magic the Gathering club this year during her Wednesday in her advisory. The club, open to eighth graders, allows students a chance to bring their own cards to her class and play during lunch. The game is a complicated card game in which each card has multiple features and meanings involving fantasy characters.

Legenda – Weekly Blog

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Creative Outlets

Washington Latin students have busy days, complete with rigorous classes, electives, and clubs. Whether students choose to play sports, participate in the school musical, “The Music Man," write for the newspaper Sumus Leones, or the literary magazine, “Open Mic,” or...

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Makerspace: Technology and Creativity

One of the exciting additions to our school last year was an area of the library called the Makerspace, which is a laboratory and technology center for constructing physical objects. This has been described as “DIY meets education.” It is a “workshop space” that...

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MLK and Service

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose life and legacy we celebrate a week from Monday, believed in a nation of freedom and justice for all. He encouraged all citizens to live up to the purpose and potential of America by applying the principles of nonviolence to make...

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Athletics at Latin

Athletic training was essential to the Ancient Greek identity. Athletics were viewed as both a preparation for military service and athletic competition, and a way to show off physical prowess. At Washington Latin, we believe that athletics play an important role in...

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DC School Report Card

This morning, the District of Columbia unveiled a new DC School Report Card, an interactive website for parents and families with common information about all public schools in our city, both DC Public Schools and charter schools. The Report Card site includes...

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Latin in the news

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WJLA Features No Tech Challenge

WJLA Features No Tech Challenge

Is there an appropriate age for kids to get their first cell phone? by Amy Aubert/ABC7, Wednesday, November 15th 2017 WASHINGTON (ABC7) — “If I let them be on these devices all the time, they would be,” said Diana Smith, Principal at the Washington Latin Public...

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Blog Post Q&A with Diana Smith about Latin

Blog Post Q&A with Diana Smith about Latin

Q&A: At D.C.’s Washington Latin Public Charter School, ‘the Greatest Success Is the Culture’ By Emily Langhorne, Reinventing America's Schools Diana Smith, principal of Washington Latin Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., received a lot of press this summer...

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Teacher on TV

Teacher on TV

Upper school Arabic teacher Joe Hamd was interviewed on Al Jazeera Arabic in a live TV broadcast around the globe. He spoke about Qatar Foundation International and teaching Arabic in the United States. He had the chance to speak about the work that QFI does to...

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WUSA9 Returns for No Tech Challenge Update

WUSA9 Returns for No Tech Challenge Update

DC students get paid $100 for putting their phones away Evan Koslof, WUSA-9, August 30, 2017 WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) - A couple months ago, WUSA9 brought you the story of an unusual challenge at one D.C. school. The principal at the Washington Latin Public Charter...

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WAMU Reports on Latin’s No Tech Tuesday Challenge

WAMU Reports on Latin’s No Tech Tuesday Challenge

What I Learned From ‘No Tech Tuesday’: Students Speak About A Summer Without Technology By Kate McGee, August 29, 2017 Before students at Washington Latin Public Charter School in Northwest D.C. left for summer break, their principal announced an unusual summer...

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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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