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Campus Historian

Campus Historian

Sixth grade civics teacher Mr. Staten was nominated for Gilder Lehrman National History Teacher of the Year. You may often not recognize him, as sometimes he is dressed like King Tut, and other times like a Revolutionary War hero. He brings history to life in our campus! Mr. Staten has inspired us with stories about patriotism and citizenship, and asked students to consider what their roles are in making America a functional democracy. 

Busy Bees

Busy Bees

The classrooms were abuzz with excitement again this week, as hybrid school began. Students were enthusiastic to catch up on the latest news on the bus, try out the new outdoor tent classrooms, and play with their podmates on the field. Mr. Lyon and Mr. Derricot worked hard to troubleshoot the new technology and added WiFi usage at school. Meanwhile, Ms. Fleming kept everything in the building up to date. In many ways, it feels like we never left, as the campus buzzed back to life after what felt like a short slumber. It was thrilling to see so many (double-masked) faces and hear the voices and laughter reliven the building.

Emancipation Day

There is no school on Friday in commemoration of Emancipation Day in 1862. On this date, the city of Washington, D.C. commemorates the signing of the Emancipation Act, which President Lincoln signed on April 16. There will be no hybrid or virtual school! Enjoy the day as a chance to reflect on history and the sacrifices of others, and consider how the past affects and inspires our actions today. 

In With a Bang!

In With a Bang!

Ms. Dobler’s sixth graders jumped back into hybrid learning with a bang! Students were bursting with excitement to be back in the building, and to celebrate they worked in the courtyard making different types of volcanic eruptions using various chemicals. Students were so excited to have the chance to work with lab partners and put their knowledge into action. 

High School Happenings

High School Happenings

While hybrid classes will focus primarily on grades 5-9, the upper school will continue to hold Academic Support on campus for students in grades 10-12 while hoping to add more sections for sophomores through seniors of classes with in-person learning options in the coming weeks.  Chemistry labs and Honors Humanities will continue to offer the in-person option and Ms. Oran’s biology classes will continue to hold outdoor labs on Wednesday, and Ms. VerCammen’s jazz band will continue to fill the courtyard with music. Students in Advanced Placement courses will be  starting to take practice exams for their May tests in the next few weeks.

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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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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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Upcoming Events

  • Deadline to submit PFA Candidate Form for 2021-22

    04/21/2021
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  • Newly Accepted Student Information Session (Virtual)

    04/21/2021  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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  • 5th Grade Talent Show

    05/20/2021  4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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