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Eyes on College

Eyes on College

We may be socially distanced, but upper school students are gathering virtually to help plan for their college futures. Last Thursday director of college counseling Ms. Latham met with seniors, and this Thursday at 6:30,  she met with juniors and their families to discuss college. Meanwhile, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, college reps will meet with upper schoolers at lunch for virtual school visits.  Teachers will also be available to work with seniors during their lunch hours to help them craft and develop their college essays.  Finally, the College Counseling Office will host a day of application and essay assistance on Monday, October 12 (Indigenous People’s Day) from 10-1pm.

Flipping the Script

Flipping the Script

Ms. Malchiono’s art class has been using FLIPGRID to create videos of themselves critiquing and evaluating artistic ideas. Students analyzed what is the role of empathy in art, and also analyzed the use of various brand imagery to send a message, like the Target bullseye and the Nike swoosh. The program allows students to tape themselves and work on public speaking skills while showcasing their analytical and critical thinking skills.

Poetry Power

Poetry Power

Former Washington Latin Creative Writing teacher Ms. Pegram will present an evening of poetry and dialogue on  Black Lives and Black Poetics in contemporary America through the Amherst Poetry Festival on September 17th at 7:30 pm. The event will be moderated by Enzo Silon Surin, founder and director of Faraday Publishing, and also feature Dr. Tony Medina, Bonita Lee Penn, and Dr. Shauna Morgan. Ms. Pegram won the 1999 D.C. Mayor’s Arts Award for Outstanding Emerging Artist and completed her MFA from Lesley University while teaching at Latin. Her poetry manuscript “White Flag” was published in 2015 by Central Square Press. 

 

Poets and they Know It

Poets and they Know It

Eighth grade English students took the plunge into creative writing with free verse poems this week. Students are writing poems from the point of view of characters from their summer reading book Refugee by Alan Gratz, Students are depicting the various refugees’ homes, full of sensory details of what they saw, felt, and heard that drove them to leave. They are also describing the journeys through using active vibrant verbs and similes, and using symbolic language to show how the journeys were completed and the lessons they learned along the way. 

“It’s Alive,” Virtually

“It’s Alive,” Virtually

AP Literature will be taking a virtual field trip this week to New York to see the Morgan Library and Museum. The class, taught by Ms. Seid will digitally “visit” an exhibit on Mary Shelley and Frankenstein on Tuesday and Wednesday. The program is called “It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200.”  The visit will allow the students to grow their understanding of Mary Shelley’s classic novel by examining Frankenstein’s historical, scientific, literary, feminist, and performative aspects. Previously the class took an actual trip to New York City exhibit two years ago.

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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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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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    09/25/2020  3:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    10/01/2020  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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